Arthur Crudup

Arthur Crudup

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (August 5, 1905 - March 28, 1974) was a Delta blues singer and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs later covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists, such as "That's All Right" (1946), "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine." Arthur Crudup was born in Forest, Mississippi in 1905. For a time he lived and worked throughout the South and Midwest as a migrant worker. He and his family returned to Mississippi in 1926. He sang gospel, then began his career as a blues singer around Clarksdale, Mississippi. As a member of the Harmonizing Four he visited Chicago in 1939. Crudup stayed in Chicago to work as a solo musician, but barely made a living as a street singer. Record producer Lester Melrose allegedly found him while he was living in a packing crate, introduced him to Tampa Red and signed him to a recording contract with RCA Victor's Bluebird label.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134972932
  • 9786134972932