Chanteur, guitariste et compositeur noir US né le 24 Août 1905 à Forest (Mississippi). Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup a débuté en 1941 chez Bluebird Records. Il avait un style (Vocals véhément et haut perché) et une formule orchestrale (guitare, contrebasse, batterie) véritablement proche du Rockabilly, qui a influencé Elvis Presley à ses débuts. Ce véritable pionnier est mort dans la misère, le 28 Mars 1974 à Nassawadox (Virginie), alors que ses droits d'auteur (s'ils lui avaient été versés) auraient suffit à lui assurer une rente confortable.

Arthur Crudup may well have been Elvis Presley's favorite bluesman. The swivel-hipped rock god recorded no less than three of "Big Boy's" Victor classics during his seminal rockabilly heyday: "That's All Right Mama" (Elvis' Sun debut in 1954), "So Glad You're Mine," and "My Baby Left Me." Often lost in all the hubbub surrounding Elvis's classic covers are Crudup's own contributions to the blues lexicon. He didn't sound much like anyone else, and that makes him an innovator, albeit a rather rudimentary guitarist (he didn't even pick up the instrument until he was 30 years old).
Around 1940, Crudup migrated to Chicago from Mississippi. Times were tough at first; he was playing for spare change on the streets and living in a packing crate underneath an elevated train track when powerful RCA/Bluebird producer Lester Melrose dropped a few coins in Crudup's hat. Melrose hired Crudup to play a party that 1941 night at Tampa Red's house attended by the cream of Melrose's stable: Big Bill Broonzy, Lonnie Johnson, Lil Green. A decidedly tough crowd to impress -- but Crudup overcame his nervousness with flying colors. By September of 1941, he was himself an RCA artist.

Crudup pierced the uppermost reaches of the R&B lists during the mid-'40s with "Rock Me Mama," "Who's Been Foolin' You," "Keep Your Arms Around Me," "So Glad You're Mine," and "Ethel Mae." He cut the original "That's All Right" in 1946 backed by his usual rhythm section of bassist Ransom Knowling and drummer Judge Riley, but it wasn't a national hit at the time. Crudup remained a loyal and prolific employee of Victor until 1954, when a lack of tangible rewards for his efforts soured Crudup on Nipper (he had already cut singles in 1952 for Trumpet disguised as Elmer James and for Checker as Percy Lee Crudup).
In 1961, Crudup surfaced after a long layoff with an album for Bobby Robinson's Harlem-based Fire logo dominated by remakes of his Bluebird hits. Another lengthy hiatus preceded Delmark boss Bob Koester's following the tip of Big Joe Williams to track down the elusive legend (Crudup had drifted into contract farm labor work in the interim). Happily, the guitarist's sound hadn't been dimmed by Father Time: his late-'60s work for Delmark rang true as he was reunited with Knowling (Willie Dixon also handled bass duties on some of his sides). Finally, Crudup began to make some decent money, playing various blues and folk festivals for appreciative crowds for a few years prior to his 1974 death.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Blues

MEAN OL' FRISCO BLUES (1942)

THAT'S ALL RIGHT (1946)

MY BABY LEFT ME (1951)

SO GLAD YOU'RE MINE (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD B8858 (US) .

If I Get Lucky / Death Valley Blues

1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD B8896 (US) .

Black Pony Blues / Kind Lover Blues

1942 78 t. BLUEBIRD B9019 (US) .

Give Me A 32-20 / Raised To My Hand

1942 78 t. BLUEBIRD 34-0704 (US) . Gonna Follow My Baby / Mean Ol' Frisco Blues
1942 78 t. BLUEBIRD 34-0717 (US) . Mama Don't Allow / Standing At My Window
1942 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2509 (US) . Mama Don't Allow / Standing At My Window
1942 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2659 (US) .

Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Gonna Follow My Baby

1944 78 t. BLUEBIRD 34-0725 (US) .

Rock Me Mama / Who's Been Foolin' You?

1944 78 t. BLUEBIRD 34-0738 (US) .

Cool Disposition / Keep Your Arms Around Me

1945 78 t. BLUEBIRD 34-0746 (US) .

I'm In The Mood / She's Gone

1945 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2659 (US) . I'm In The Mood / She's Gone
1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-1949 (US) .

So Glad You're Mine / Ethel Mae

1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2105 (US) .

I Want My Lovin' / You Got To Reap

1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2205 (US) .

Crudup's After Hours / That's All Right

1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2387 (US) .

I Don't Know It / That's Your Red Wagon

1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2565 (US) .

Train Fare Blues / No More Lovers

1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2757 (US) . Dirty Road Blues / Cry Your Blues Away
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2793 (US) .

Black Pony Blues / Kind Lover Blues

1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2798 (US) . If I Get Lucky / Death Valley Blues
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2978 (US) ..

Rock Me Mamma / Cool Disposition

1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2989 (US) .

Katie May / Boy Friend Blues

1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3140 (US) .

That's Why I'm Lonesome / Just Like A Spider

1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3261 (US) .

Hey Mama–Everything's All Right / Chicago Blues

1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0007 (US) .

Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Some Day

1949 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0000 (US) . Cruduo's After Hours / That's Allright
1949 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0001 (US) . Boy Friend Blues / Katie May
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0029 (US) .

Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Shout, Sister, Shout

1949 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0013 (US) . Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Shout, Sister, Shout
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0048 (US) . Hoodoo Lady Blues / Tired Of Worry
1949 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0032 (US) . Hoodoo Lady Blues / Tired Of Worry
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0061 (US) . Come Back Baby / Mercy Blues
1949 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0046 (US) . Come Back Baby / Mercy Blues
1950 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0074 (US) . Dust My Brown / You Know That I Love You
1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0092 (US) . Mean Old Santa Fee / Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill)
1950 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0092 (US) . Mean Old Santa Fee / Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill)
1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0100 (US) . Lonesome World Tome / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
1950 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0100 (US) . Lonesome World Tome / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0105 (US) .

She Ain't Nothin' But Trouble / She's Just Like Caldonia

1951 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0105 (US) . She Ain't Nothin' But Trouble / She's Just Like Caldonia
1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0109 (US) . Anytime Is The Right Time / My Baby Left Me
1951 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0109 (US) .

Anytime Is The Right Time / My Baby Left Me

03/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0117 (US) . Nobody Want Me / Star Bootlegger
03/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0117 (US) . Nobody Want Me / Star Bootlegger
05/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0126 (US) . Roberta Blues / Behind Closed Doors
05/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0126 (US) . Roberta Blues / Behind Closed Doors
08/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 22-0141 (US) .

Too Much Competition  / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole

08/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 50-0141 (US) . Too Much Competition  / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4367 (US) . Love Me Mama / Where Did You Stay Last Night
1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4367 (US) . Love Me Mama / Where Did You Stay Last Night
1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4572 (US) . Goin' Back To Georgia / Mr. So And So
1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4572 (US) . Goin' Back To Georgia / Mr. So And So
1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4753 (US) . Worried About You Baby / Late In The Evening
1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4753 (US) . Worried About You Baby / Late In The Evening
1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4933 (US) .

Do It If You Want To / Second Man Blues

1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4933 (US) . Do It If You Want To / Second Man Blues
1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5070 (US) .

Pearly Lee / Lookin' For My Baby

1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5070 (US) . Pearly Lee / Lookin' For My Baby
1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5167 (US) . Keep On Drinkin' / Nelvina
1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5167 (US) . Keep On Drinkin' / Nelvina
1952 78 t. CHECKER 754 (US) . Open Your Book / Tears In My Eyes
1952 78 t. TRUMPET 186 (US) . Elmer JAMES - Gonna Find My Baby / Make A Little Love
1952 78 t. CHAMPION 108 (US) . Arthur "Blues" CRUMP & HIS GUITAR - I Wonder / My Baby Boogies All The Time
1953 SP ACE 503 (US) . I Wonder / My Baby Boogies All The Time
1954 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5563 (US) . My Wife And Women / The War Is Over
1954 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5563 (US) . My Wife And Women / The War Is Over
1954 SP GROOVE 0011 (US) . I Love My Baby / Fall On Your Kness And Pray
1954 SP GROOVE 0026 (US) . If You Have Ever Been To Georgia / She's Got No Hair
1956 SP GROOVE G5005 (US) .

Mean Old Frisco Blues / Rock Me Mamma

1962 SP FIRE 1501 (US) .

Rock Me, Mama / Mean Ole Frisco

1962 SP FIRE 1502 (US) .

Dig Myself A Hole / Katie Mae

1965 EP RCA VICTOR RCX-7161 (US)

RHYTHM AND BLUES VOL. 4 - ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP - If You Have Ever Been To Georgia / Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load [previously unissued] / The War Is Over











Albums

1958 LP 12" RCA CAMDEN CAL 371 (US)

Rhythm & Blues - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup / Little Richard / Red Callender Sextet - She Ain't Nothing But Trouble (Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup) / Ain't Nothin' Happenin' (Little Richard) / Perdido (Red Callender Sextet) / Oo-Wee Darling (Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup) / Why Did You Leave Me? (Little Richard) / Chico's Boogie (Red Callender Sextet) / Shout Sister Shout (Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup) / Every Hour (Little Richard) / Cravin' Company (Red Callender Sextet) / Goin' Back To Georgia (Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup) / I Brought It All On Myself (Little Richard) / Number Three (Red Callender Sextet)

1962 LP 12" FIRE 103 (US) ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP - MEAN OL' FRISCO - Mean Ol' Frisco / Look On Yonder Wall / That's Alright / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Standing At My Window / Rock Me Mama / Greyhound Bus / Coal Black Mare / Katie Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad You're Mine
1962 LP 10" RCA VICTOR 130.284 (F) "TREASURY OF JAZZ" N° 15 -  MY BABY LEFT ME - Death Valley Blues / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / If I Get Lucky / Who's Been Foolin' You / Raised To My Hand / Crudup's After Hours / I Don't Know It / Chicago Blues / My Baby Left Me (alt. take) / Anytime Is The Right Time
 
1969 LP 12" TRIP BSP 7501 (US) ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP - MEAN OL' FRISCO - Mean Ol' Frisco / Look On Yonder Wall / That's Alright / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Standing At My Window / Rock Me Mama / Greyhound Bus / Coal Black Mare / Katie Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad You're Mine
1969 LP 12" DELMARK DS-614 (US) LOOK ON YONDER'S WALL - ARHTUR "BIG BOY" GROUP - Look On Yonder's Wall / Questionnaire Blues / That's All Right / Katie May / Dust My Broom / Landlord Blues / Coal Black Mare Blues Out The Sky : Walk Out On The Road / I'am All Alone / You'll Be Old Before Your Time
1969 LP 12" DELMARK DS-621 (US) CRUDUP'S MOOD - Strictly A Woman - Can't You Make The Rain Meant For Me / Rambling On My Mind / Got No One To Love Me / Talking / Crazy House Blues / I'm In The Mood For You / Did You Get That Letter That I Throwed In Your Backyard / When I Lost My Baby / I Lost All I Had / Any Old Way You Do
1970 LP 12" BLUE HORIZON 7-63855 (UK) MEAN OLE FRISCO - Mean Old Frisco / Look On Yonder Wall / That's Allright / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Standing At My Window / Rock Me Name / Greyhound Bus / Coal Black Mare / Katie Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad You're Mine
1971 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LVP-573 (US) THE FATHER OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - If I Get Lucky / Mean Old Frisco / Rock Me Mama / Keep Your Arms Around Me / Cool Disposition / She's Gone / So Glad You're Mine / Ethel Mae / That's All Right / Lonesome World To Me / Shout, Sister, Shout / My Baby Left Me / (I'm Gonna) Dig Myself A Hole / Mr. So And So / Keep On Drinkin' / If You Ever Been To Georgia
1971 LP 12" GOODY 10009 (F) SUPER BLACK BLUES VOL. 4 - ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP - Peaches Is Her Name [previously unissued] / Did You Get That Letter / Got No One To Love Me / This War Is Awful [previously unissued] / Ramblin' On My Mind / I Lost All I Had / I Got To Find My Baby [previously unissued] / So Glad You're Mine [previously unissued] / Strictly A Woman / Any Old Way You Do / You're A Good Little Girl / Look On Yonder's Wall [previously unissued] / Make An Arrangement For Me (aka Can't You Make Rain...) / I'm In The Mood For You / Talk / Crazy House Blues
1974 LP 12" LIBERTY 29092 (US) ROEBUCK MAN - I Don't Worry / Needle Time / Room And Board / Blind Man Sees / Long Curly Mane / Roebuck Man / Old And Grey / Before You Go / Korrina Korrina / Boogie In The Morning / Get You In My Arms / What Are You Trying To Do? / Burying Ground
1976 LP 12" DJM DJSLM 2025 (UK) THAT'S ALRIGHT MAMA - That's Alright Mama / Look On Yonder Wall / Mean Ol' Frisco / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Standing At My Window / Rock Me Mama / Greyhound / Coal Black Mare / Kate Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad Your Mine
1982 LP 12" CROWN PRINCE IG-403 (SW) GIVE ME A 32-20 - Give Me A 32-20 / Kind Lover Blues / - I Don't Know It / Raised To My Hand / That's Your Red Wagon / Boy Friend Blues / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Black Pony Blues / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Roberta Blues / Just Like A Spider / Someday / She's Just Like Caledonia / Behind Closed Doors / Tired Of Worry / Nelvina
1983 LP 12" KRAZY KAT KK 7402 (UK) STAR BOOTLEGGER - I Want My Lovin' / You've Got To Reap What You Sow / Train Fare Blues / No More Lovers / Where Did You Stay Last Night / Love Me Mama / Mean Old Santa Fe / Dust My Broom / Dirt Road Blues / Cry Your Blues Away / Star Bootlegger / Crudup's After Hour Blues / Worried 'bout You Baby / Late In The Evening / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Too Much Competition
1983 LP 12" KRAZY KAT KK 7410 (UK) LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS & ARTHUR BIG BOY CRUDUP - Bring Me My Shotgun (Lightnin' HOPKINS) / Just Picking (instr) (Lightnin' HOPKINS) / Last Night (Lightnin' HOPKINS) / Shale That Thing (Lightnin' HOPKINS) / Walk A Long Time (instr) (Lightnin' HOPKINS) / I'm Leaving With You Now (Lightnin' HOPKINS) / Death Valley Blues [previously unissued] (Big Boy CRUDUP) / If I Get Lucky [previously unissued] (Big Boy CRUDUP) / Angel Child [previously unissued] (Big Boy CRUDUP) / Looka There, She Got No Hair [previously unissued] (Big Boy CRUDUP) / I Love Her Just The Same [previously unissued] (Big Boy CRUDUP) / My Mama Don't Allow Me [previously unissued] (Big Boy CRUDUP) / I'm In The Mood For You [previously unissued] (Big Boy CRUDUP)
1983 LP 12" KRAZY KAT KK 7416 (UK) I'M IN THE MOOD - Second Man Blues / Standing At My Window / Come Back Baby / Katie Mae / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Follow My Baby / Hey Mama, Everything's All Right / Mercy Blues / Mama Don't Allow / Nobody Wants Me / Pearly Lee / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Lookin' For My Baby / Do It If You Want To / You Know That I Love You / I'm In The Mood
1985 LP 12" RCA VICTOR 89385 (GER) CRUDUP'S ROCKIN' BLUES - My baby Left Me / If I Get Lucky / Mean Old 'frisco Blues / Who's Been Fooling You ? / So Glad You're Mine / Shout, Sister, Shout / Cool Disposition / I Don't Know It / That's All Right / She's Just Like Caledonia / Rock Me Mamma / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / I Love You / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / She's Got No Hair / Never No More / Too Much Competition
1987 LP 12" BULLWHIP BWLP 1001 (US) SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION - My Baby Left Me / My Baby Left Me / That's All Right / So Glad You're Mine / Shout Sister Shout / Help Me Bear This Heavy Load / I Don't Know It / I Don't Know It / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / She's Got Mo Hair / Mean Ole 'Frisco Blues / The War Is Over
1989 LP 12" CHARLY CRB 1206 (UK) MEAN OL' FRISCO - Mean Ol' Frisco / I'm In The Mood / That's All Right / Standin' At Window / Angel Child (take 1) / Katie Mae / Look At Yonder Wall / Dig Myself A Hole / If I Get Lucky / Death Valley / I Love Her Just The Same / Angel Child (take 2) / Rock Me Mama / Ethel Mae / My Mama Don't Allow Me
1989 LP 12" MATCHBOX MB-901 (F) THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA - THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS 1941-1954 - My Baby Left Me / If I Get Lucky / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Who's Been Fooling You? / So Glad You're Mine / Shout, Sister, Shout / Cool Disposition / I Don't Know It / That's All Right / She's Just Like Caldonia / Rock Me Mama / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / I Love You / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / She's Got No Hair / Never No More
04/1990 CD COLLECTABLES COL-5130 (US) MEAN OL' FRISCO - That's All Right (Mama) / Rock Me Mama / I'm In The Mood / So Glad You're Mine / Katie Mae / The Moon Is Rising / Mean Ole Frisco / Look On Yonder Wall / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / If I Get Lucky / Dig Myself A Hole / Angel Child / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Standing At My Window / Greyhound Bus / Death Valley Blues / Coal Black Mare
1991 CD RELIC 7036 (US) THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA - That's All Right (Mama) / Rock Me Mama / I'm In The Mood / So Glad You're Mine / Katie Mae / The Moon Is Rising / Mean Ole Frisco / Look On Yonder Wall / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / If I Get Lucky / Dig Myself A Hole / Angel Child / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Standing At My Window / Greyhound Bus / Death Valley Blues / Coal Black Mare
03/1992 CD BMG 61043-2 (US) THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA - If I Get Lucky / Gonna Follow My Baby / Mean Old Frisco Blues / Cool Dispostion / Rock Me Mama / Keep Your Arms Around Me / That's Your Red Wagon / She's Gone / So Glad You're Mine / Chicago Blues / Crudup's After Hours / That's All Right / Shout, Sister, Shout / She Ain't Nothing But Trouble / My Baby Left Me / Too Much Competition / Second Man Blues / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Mr. So And So / My Wife And Woman / I Love You / She's Got No Hair
1992 CD BLUES ENCORE CD 52025 (UK) THE FATHER OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - I'm In The Mood / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Look On Yonder Wall / She's Got No Hair / Never No More / Too Much Competition / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / My Baby Left Me / Shout Sister Shout / That's All Right / So Glad You're Mine / Ethel Mae / Greyhound Bus / She's Gone / Rock Me Mama / Mean Old Frisco Blues / If I Get Lucky / Cool Disposition / Give Me A 32-20 / Black Pony Blues / Dirt Road Blues / Death Valley Blues
1993 CD ORBIS BLUNC047 (EUR) THE BLUES COLLECTION - ROCK ME MAMA - Black Pony Blues / Death Valley Blues / Kind Lover Blues / If I Get Lucky / Give Me A 32-20 / Mean Old Frisco Blues / Raised To My Hand / Cool Disposition / Who's Been Fooling You / Rock Me Mama / That's Your Red Wagon / So Glad You're Mine / Boy Friend Blues / Crudup's After Hours / I Don't Know It / Chicago Blues
1993 CD CHARLY CD BM 50 (UK) MEAN OL' FRISCO - Mean Ol' Frisco / I'm In The Mood / That's All Right / Standin' At Window / Angel Child (take 1) / Katie Mae / Look At Yonder Wall / Dig Myself A Hole / If I Get Lucky / Death Valley / I Love Her Just The Same / Angel Child (take 2) / Rock Me Mama / Ethel Mae / My Mama Don't Allow Me
1993 CD ATLAS BLU-CD 3062 (F) LES GENIES DU BLUES - ARTHUR CRUDUP - ROCK ME MAMMA - Black Pony Blues / Death Valley Blues / Kind Lover Blues / If I Get Lucky / Give Me A 32-20 / Mean Old Frisco Blues / Raised To My Hand / Cool Disposition / Who's Been Foolin' You / Rock Me Mamma / That's Your Red Wagon / So Glad You're Mine / Boy Friend Blues / Crudup's After Hours / I Don't Know It / Chicago Blues
06/1994 CD DOCUMENT DOCD-5201 (UK) COMPLET RECORDED WORKS, VOL. 1 - (1941-1946) - Black Pony Blues / Death Valley Blues / Kind Lover Blues / If I Get Lucky / Standing At My Window / Gonna Follow My Baby / Give Me A 32-20 / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues' / Raised To My Hand / Cool Disposition / Who's Been Foolin' You / Rock Me Mama / Keep Your Arms Around Me / Dirt Road Blues / I'm In The Mood / That's Your Red Wagon / She's Gone / Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / Boy Friend Blues / No More Lovers / You Got To Reap / Chicago Blues
06/1994 CD DOCUMENT DOCD-5202 (US) COMPLET RECORDED WORKS, VOL. 2 - (1946-1949) - Crudup's After Hours / I Want My Lovin' / That's All Right / I Don't Know It / Cry Your Blues Away / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Train Fare Blues / Katie Mae / Hey Mama, Everything's All Right / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Lonesome World To Me / Roberta Blues / Just Like A Spider / Some Day / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Tired Of Worry / Dust My Broom / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Shout Sister Shout / Come Back Baby / You Know That I Love You
06/1994 CD DOCUMENT DOCD-5203 (US)
COMPLET RECORDED WORKS, VOL. 3 - (1949-1952) - Mercy Blues / She's Just Like Caldonia / Mean Old Santa Fe / Behind Closed Doors / She Ain't Nothin' But Trouble / Oo-Wee Darling / Anytime Is The Right Time / My Baby Left Me / Nobody Wants Me / Star Bootlegger / Too Much Competition / Second Man Blues / Pearly Lee / Love Me Mama / Never No More / Where Did You Stay Last Night / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (alt. take) / Goin' Back To Georgia / Mr. So And So / Do It If You Want To / Keep On Drinkin'
06/1994 CD DOCUMENT DOCD-5204 (US)
COMPLET RECORDED WORKS, VOL. 4 - (1952-1954) - Worried About You Baby / Late In The Evening / Lookin' For My Baby / Nelvina / My Baby Boogies All The Time / I Wonder / Baby I' ve Been Mistreated / You Didn't Mean A Word / Open Your Book / Tears In My Eyes / Tears In My Eyes (alt. take.) / Gonny Find My Baby / Make A Little Love / I Love My Baby / My Wife And Women / The War Is Over / Fall On Your Knees And Pray / If You Ever Been To Georgia / Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load / I Love You / She' s Got No Hair / Looka There, She Got No Hair (bonus track) / I Love Her Just The Same (bonus track)
07/1994 CD DELMARK DD 621 (US) MEETS THE MASTER BLUES BASSISTS - Peaches Is Her Name / Did You Get That Letter / Got No One To Love Me / This War Is Awful / Ramblin' On My Mind / I Lost All I Had / I Got To Find My Baby / So Glad You're Mine / Strictly A Woman / Any Old Way You Do / You're A Good Little Girl / Look On Yonder's Wall / Make An Arrangement For Me / I'm In The Mood For You / Talk / Crazy House Blues
04/1995 CD BLACK LABEL 2006 (US) THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA - That's Alright Now Mama / Look On Yonder's Wall / Mean Old Frisco / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Standing At My Window / Rock Me Mama / Greyhound Bus / Coal Black Mare / Katie Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad You're Mine
1996 2 CD HISTORY 20.1938-HI (GER) NOTHING BUT THE BLUES - CRUDUP'S AFTER HOURS :
CD 1 : Mean Old Frisco / Raised To My Hand / Death Valley Blues / Gonna Follow My Baby / Who's Been Foolin' You / Standing At My Window / If I Get Lucky / Black Pony Blues / Kind Lover Blues / Give Me A 32-20 / Rock Me Mama / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Cool Disposition / Keep Your Arms Around Me / That's Your Red Wagon / I'm In The Mood / Boy Friend Blues / No More Lovers / She's Gone / Dirt Road Blues
CD 2 : I Want My Lovin' / Ethel Mae / That's All Right / Chicago Blues / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Katie Mae / Train Fare Blues / You Got To Reap / So Glad You're Mine / I Don't Know It / Cry Your Blues Away / Hey Mama, Everything's All Right / Just Like A Spider / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Lonesome World To Me / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Roberta Blues / Some Day / Crudup's After Hours
01/1997 CD JAZZ TRIBUNE 74321355552 (EUR) THE COMPLETE ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP VOL. 1-2 (1940-1947) :
CD 1 : Black Pony Blues / Death Valley Blues / If I Get Lucky / Kind Lover Blues / Standing At My Window / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Gonna Follow My Baby / Give Me A 32-20 / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Raised To My Hand / Who's Been Foolin' You / Cool Disposition / Rock Me Mamma / Keep Your Arms Around Me / I'm In The Mood / That's Your Red Wagon / Dirt Road Blues / She's Gone / Boy Friend Blues /No More Lovers
CD 2 : Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / That's All Right / You Got To Reap / I Want My Lovin' / Chicago Blues / I Don't Know It / Crudup's After Hours / Train Fare Blues / Cry Your Blues Away / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Katie May / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Hey Mama, Everything's All Right / Lonesome World To Me / Roberta Blues / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Just Like A Spider / Some Day
1997 CD CAMDEN / BMG 74321 523802 (US) AFTER HOURS - That's All Right / Crudup's After Hours / My Baby Left Me / Coal Black Mare / If You Have Ever Been To Georgia / Help Me Bear This Heavy Load / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Shout Sister Shout / If I Get Lucky / Who's Been Foolin' You / The War Is Over / Standing At My Window / Cool Disposition / She Ain't Nothing But Trouble / Greyhound Bus / I Love You / She's Got No Hair / Keep You Arms Around Me / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / My Wife And Woman / Chicago Blues / I'm Gona Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad You're Mine / That's All Right (later version)
06/1997 LP 12" DELMARK DS-614 (US) LOOK ON YONDER'S WALL - Look On Yonder's Wall / Questionnaire Blues / Keep Your Hands Off That Woman / That's All Right / Rock Me Mama / Katie May / Dust My Broom / Landlord Blues / Coal Black Mare / Life Is Just A Gamble / Walk Out On The Road / I'm All Alone / You'll Be Old Before Your Time / Ramblin' Blues / When I Lost My Baby (I Almost Lost My Mind)
10/1999 CD CATFISH 119 (UK) COOL DISPOSITION - Trainfare Blues / Black Pony Blues / Mean Old Frisco Blues / Cry Your Blues Away / Shout Sister Shout / Give Me A 32-20 / That's All Right / Death Valley Blues / Hey Mama Everything's All Right / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Dirt Road Blues / Tired Of Worry / Cool Disposition / Come Back Baby / Keep Your Arms Around Me / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / I Want My Lovin' / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Who's Been Foolin' You / That's Why I'm Lonesome / If I Get Lucky
2001 CD LASERLIGHT 17246 (GER) THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA - That's Alright Now Mama / Look On Yonder's Wall / Mean Old Frisco / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Standing At My Window / Rock Me Mama / Greyhound Bus / Coal Black Mare / Katie Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad You're Mine
10/2001 2 CD CLASSIC BLUES 200025 (US) THE ESSENTIAL :
CD 1 : Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Give Me A 32-20 / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Rock Me Mama / Too Much Competition / I Want My Lovin' / I'm In The Mood / Going Back To Georgia / That's All Right / Mr. So And So / Tired Of Worry / My Baby Boogies All The Time / Open Your Book / Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load / You Got To Reap / Keep Your Arms Around Me / Tears In My Eyes / I Don't Know It
CD 2 : Dirt Road Blues / Death Valley Blues / If I Get Lucky / Who's Been Foolin' You / Standing At My Window / Make A Little Love / My Mama Don't Allow Me / She's Got No Hair / Baby I've Been Mistreated / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Late In The Evening / Chicago Blues / Crudup's After Hours / Hey, Mama, Everything's All Right / Just Like A Spider / Gonna Find My Baby / Behind Closed Doors / Shout Sister Shout
04/2002 CD TOMATO MUSIC CD 2003 (US) ROCK ME MAMA - Katie Mae / Standin' At My Window / Rock Me Mama / If I Get Lucky / Death Valley Blues / That's All Right (Mama) / I'm In The Mood / Mean Ol' Frisco / Angel Child / Ethel Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / My Mama Don't Allow Me / I Love Her Just The Same / Look On Yonder Wall
2002 CD RAINBOW CD 7119 (GER) BLUES LEGENDS - Cry Your Blues Away / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Katie May / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Hey,Mama Everything's All Right / Lonesome World To Me / Roberta Blues / Just Like A Spider / Some Day / That's Why I'm Lonesome / She's Gone / That's All Right / So Glad You're Mine / You Got To Reap / I Want My Lovin / Chicago Blues / I Don't Know It / Crudup's After Hours / Train Fare Blues
10/2002 CD OUR WORLD 303 (GER) EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT - Hey Mama, Everything's All Right / Ethel Mae / You Got To Reap / That's All Right / Train Far Blues / Katie May / So Glad You're Mine / Crudups After Hours / Crudups Vicksburg Blues / Just Like A Spider / Roberta Blues / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Dirt Road Blues / I Don't Know It / Chicago Blues / I Want My Lovin'
12/2002 CD PAST PERFECT 204399 (UK) DIRT ROAD BLUES - Death Valley Blues / Black Pony Blues / If I Get Lucky / Give Me A 32-20 / Mean Old Frisco Blues / Rock Me Mama / Cool Disposition / Dirt Road Blues / She's Gone / Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / Shout, Sister, Shout / My Baby Left Me / Too Much Competition / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Never No More
12/2002 CD PAST PERFECT 205751 (UK) CRUDUP'S AFTER HOURS - She's Gone / That's All Right / So Glad You're Mine / You Got To Reap / I Want My Lovin' / Chicago Blues / I Don't Know It / Crudup's After Hours / Train Fare Blues / Cry Your Blues Away / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Katie May / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Hey, Mama Everything's All Right / Lonesome World To Me / Roberta Blues / Just Like A Spider / Some Day / That's Why I'm Lonesome
01/2003 CD WOLF 900005 (US) ARTHUR BIG BOY CRUDUP & HIS 22 GREATEST SONGS - Black Pony Blues / Kind Lover Blues / If I Get Lucky / Standing At My Window / Give Me A 32-20 / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Cool Disposition / Who's Been Foolin' You / Rock Me Mama / Keep Your Arms Around Me / Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / That's All Right / Dust My Broom / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / My Baby Left Me / Love Me Mama / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Mr. So And So / Tears In My Eyes / Gonna Find My Baby / Make A Little Love
09/2003 CD RCA CD 28765-5155-2 (US) WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, VOL. 7 - ROCK ME MAMMA - That's All Right / So Glad You're Mine / My Baby Left Me / Cool Disposition / Rock Me Mamma / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Black Pony Blues / Death Valley Blues / Dirt Road Blues / Give Me A 32-20 / Raised To My Hand / Chicago Blues / Dust My Broom / Come Back Baby / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Shout Sister, Shout / Anytime Is The Right Time / Nobody Wants Me / Star Bootlegger / Mr. So And So / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / If You've Ever Been To Georgia
2003 CS WOLF CD 900005 (AUT) THE FATHER OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - Black Pony Blues / Kind Lover Blues / If I Get Lucky / Standing At My Window / Give Me A 32-20 / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Cool Disposition / Who's Been Foolin' You / Rock Me Mama / Keep Your Arms Around Me / Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / That's All Right / Dust My Broom / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / My Baby Left Me / Love Me Mama / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Mr. So And So / Tears In My Eyes / Gonna Find My Baby / Make A Little Love
06/2005 2 CD HARMONIC 222064 (GER) THE STORY OF BLUES - Black Pony Blues / Death Valley Blues / If I Get Lucky / Kind Love Blues / Standing At My Window / Mean Old Frisco Blues / Gonna Follow My Baby / Give Me A 32-30 / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Raised To My Hand / Who's Been Foolin' You / Cool Disposition / Rock Me Mama / Keep Your Arms Around Me / I'm In The Mood / That's Your Red Wagon / Dirt Road Blues / She's Gone / Boy Friend Blues / No More Lovers / Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / That's All Right / You Got To Reap / I Want My Lovin' / Chicago Blues / I Don't Know It / Crudup's After Hours / Train Fare Blues / Cry You Blues Away / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Katie Mae / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Hey Mama Everything's All Right / Lonesome World To Me / Roberta Blues / Just Like A Spider / Some Day / That's Why I'm Lonesome
09/2005 CD PASSPORT AUDIO 1003 (US) THAT'S ALL RIGHT MAMA - That's All Right Mama / Look On Yonder Wall / Mean Ol' Frisco / Ethel Mae / Too Much Competition / Standing At My Window / Rock Me Mama / Greyhoud / Coal Black Mare / Kate Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / So Glad You're Mine
2006 CD PASSPORT MP3 (US) TOO MUCH COMPETITION - That's Alright Mama / Mean Ol' Frisco / Too Much Competition / Greyhound / Coal Black Mare / Kate Mae / So Glad You're Mine
02/2008 CD REV-OLA CRREV 240 (UK)

GONNA BE SOME CHANGES 1946-54 - My Baby Left Me / I Don't Know It / Shout, Sister, Shout / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / That's All Right / She's Just Like Caledonia / I Want My Lovin' / Mean Old Santa Fe / Train Fare Blues / Where Did You Stay Last Night? / Crudup's After Hours / Star Bootlegger / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Come Back Baby / Second Man Blues / Hey Mama, Everything's All Right / Tired Of Worry / That's Why I'm Lonesome / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Worried About You Baby / Do It If You Want To / Keep On Drinkin' / Never No More / Gotta Find My Baby / Make A Little Love With Me / The War Is Over / She's Got No Hair

2009 CD COLLECTABLES COL 1407 (US)

ELMORE JAMES MEETS ARTHUR CRUDUP - Dust My Broom (Elmore JAMES) / I Have A Right To Love My Baby (Elmore JAMES) / Every Day I Have The Blues (Elmore JAMES) / Talk To Me Baby (Elmore JAMES) / Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Elmore JAMES) / That's All Right (Mama) (Athur CRUDUP) / Rock Me Mama (Athur CRUDUP) / Mean Ole Frisco(Athur CRUDUP) / So Glad You're Mine (Athur CRUDUP) / Look On Yonder Wall (Athur CRUDUP)

11/2011 2 CD FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDD 133 (UK) MY BABY LEFT ME - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION :
CD 1 : Death Valley Blues / If I Get Lucky / Standing At My Window / Give Me A 32-20 / Mean Old 'Frisco blues / Cool Disposition / Who's Been Foolin' You / Rock Me Mama / Keep Your Arms Around Me / I'm In The Mood / She's Gone / Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / You Got To Reap / Chicago Blues / Crudup's After Hours / That's All Right / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Katie May / Just Like A Spider / Dust Me Broom / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Shout, Sister, Shout / Come Back Baby
CD 2 : Mean Old Santa Fe / She's Just Like Caldonia / She Ain't Nothing But Trouble / Anytime Is The Right Time / My Baby Left Me / Star Bootlegger / Too Much Competition / Love Me Mama / Where Did You Stay Last Night / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Goin' Back To Georgia / Mr. So And So / Late In The Evening / Nelvina / My Baby Boogies All The Time / I Wonder / Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) / Tears In My Eyes / Gonna Find My Baby / Make A Little Love (With Me) / My Wife And Woman / The War Is Over / If You Ever Been To Georgia / Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load / She's Got No Hair"
08/2012 CD FUEL 2000 061926 (US) THE BLUES - Mean Ol' Frisco / I'm In The Mood / That's All Right / Standin' At My Window / Angel Child [take 1] / Katie Mae / Look On Yonder Wall / Dig Myself A Hole / If I Get Lucky / Death Valley Blues / I Love Her Just The Same / Rock Me Mama
08/2016 5 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17352 (GER)

A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw :
CD 1 : Black Pony Blues / Death Valley Blues / Kind Lover Blues / If I Get Lucky / Standing at My Window / Gonna Follow My Baby / Give Me A 32-20 / My Mama Don't Allow Me / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues / Raised To My Hand / Cool Disposition / Who's Been Foolin' You / Rock Me Mamma / Keep Your Arms Around Me / Dirt Road Blues / I'm In The Mood / That's Your Red Wagon / She's Gone / Ethel Mae / So Glad You're Mine / Boy Friend Blues / No More Lovers
CD 2 : You Got To Reap / Chicago Blues / Crudup's After Hours / I Want My Lovin' / That's All Right / I Don't Know It / Cry Your Blues Away / Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Train Fare Blues / Katie May / Hey Mama: Everything's All Right / Hoodoo Lady Blues / Lonesome World To Me / Roberta Blues / Just Like A Spider / Someday / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Tired Of Worry / Dust My Broom / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Shout, Sister, Shout / Come Back Baby / You Know That I Love You / Mery Blues / She's Just Like Caledonia
CD 3 : Mean Old Santa Fe / Behind Closed Doors / She Ain't Nothing But Trouble / Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill) / Anytime Is The Right Time / My Baby Left Me / Nobody Wants Me / Star Bootlegger / Too Much Competition / Second Man Blue / Pearly Lee / Love Me Mama / Never No More / Why Did You Leave Me / Where Did You Stay Last Night / I'm Gonna Dig Muyself A Hole / Goin' Back To Georgia / Mr. So And So / Do It If You Want To / Keep On Drinkin' / Worried 'bout You Baby / Late In The Evening / Lookin' For My Baby / Nelvina
CD 4 : Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) / Tears In My Eyes / My Baby Boogies All The Time / I Wonder / Baby I've Been Mistreated / You Didn't Mean A Word (Mean Old World) / She's My Baby / The Moon Is Rising / Gonna Find My Baby / Make A Little Love With Me / I Love My Baby / My Wife And Woman / The War Is Over / Fall On Your Knees / If You've Ever Been To Georgia / Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load / I Love You / She's Got No Hair / She Ain't Nothing But Trouble / Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill) / My Baby Left Me / Nobody Wants Me / Star Bootlegger / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Goin' Back To Georgia / Mr. So And So / Do It If You Want To / Nelvina
CD 5 : Katie Mae / Dig Myself A Hole / Rock Me Mama / Mean Ole Frisco / That's All Right Mama / Too Much Competition / Coal Black Mare / Look On Yonder Wall / Ethel Mae / Standing At My Window / Greyhound Bus / So Glad You're Mine / The Moon Is Rising / Death Valley Blues / If I Get Lucky / Angel Child / My Mama Don't Allow Me / I'm In The Mood For You / Looka There, She Got Not Hair / I Love Her Just The Same / Angel Child [alt take] / Tears In My Eyes [alt take] / Gonna Find My Baby [alt take 1] / Gonna Find My Baby [alt take 2]
06/2017 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17555 (GER) ROCKS - Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) / That’s All Right / Star Bootlegger (take B) / Mean Old Santa Fe (take C) / Gonna Find My Baby / Train Fare Blues / I Don't Know It / My Baby Left Me (take B) / I Want My Lovin' / Hey Mama - Everything's All Right / Dirt Road Blues / She's My Baby / Gonna Be Some Changes Made / Where Did You Stay Last Night (take A) / I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (take B) / Worried 'bout You Baby (take A) / Goin' Back To Georgia (take B) / My Mama Don’t Allow Me / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Looka There, She Got No Hair / Do It If You Want To (take B) / Come Back Baby / Tired Of Worry / Shout, Sister, Shout / Keep On Drinkin' (take B) / She's Got No Hair / Mean Ole Frisco / So Glad You're Mine

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