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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Nothing But The Blues XVI

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup wasn't a keen performer. The reason for this is not known. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that he wasn't a master on the guitar while so many of his fellow musician were. Fact is that Big Boy didn't climb the stage often. But on the occasions he did it would often be with people like Alec Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson II) or Elmore James. He furthermore was a friend of Nat King Cole.
After Big Boy left the Blues scene in the mid 50's the was 'rediscovered' in the middle of the 60's. The difference with people like Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James here is that Big Boy recorded in those days a few records with new stuff again.
This new interest in the boys changed Big Boy's audience from mainly black to dominantly white. Just before his death Big Boy toured with Bonnie Raitt. Arthur Crudup died in March 1974.
Today's disc is prove of the immortality of Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's work. All recordings date from either 1946 (Tracks 1,2,3,4,8,9,10,20) or 1947 (rest). Again Crudup is credited for all songs alongside R. Knowling and L. Riley. Today's disc will also take away any doubt you may have had about his honorary title ' Father of Rock 'n' Roll'. Listen to Track 6 Crudups Vicksburg Blues and know. You also might recognize track 3 That's All Right as the songs that delivered Elvis Presley his big breakthrough.

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