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Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup – My Baby Left Me… But That’s Alright – Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues 1943-1954 Plus

£8.99 inc. VAT


File Under: Blues
Available: May 10th, 2024

It’s often said of Mississippi blues legend Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup that he was ‘The Father Of Rock ‘n’ Roll’. Whether or not you agree, it’s an indisputable fact that had Arthur not written and recorded the original version of ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’, the career of his fellow Mississippian Elvis Presley might not have gotten off to such an explosive start – and R‘n’R might have gone in a totally different direction.

Elvis ended up recording three of Arthur’s songs in the early years of his career, and the original versions of ‘My Baby Left Me’ and ‘So Glad You’re Mine’ can also be heard in this sparkling collection of Arthur’s best up-tempo tunes from the first 12 years of his recording career (1942-54).

Arthur was a big selling artist for most of those 12 years, and everything he recorded was released – many fine slow blues among them. Here, though, Jasmine has focused primarily on the titles that kept people wearing out the dancefloors of honky tonks and juke joints back in the day, and that still can and do fill floors at rock ‘n’ roll weekenders around the world.

With his small band of regular musicians and his own rhythmically driving electric guitar work, Arthur made more great records than it’s possible to squeeze into the finite running time of a CD. However we feel no fan will be disappointed with the stellar selection that this Jasmine CD offers. It may not be rock‘n’roll in the accepted sense, but it rocks and rolls for sure!


  1. MY BABY LEFT ME - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  2. THAT’S ALL RIGHT - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  3. I WANT MY LOVIN’ - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  4. GONNA BE SOME CHANGES MADE - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  5. DIRT ROAD BLUES - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  6. SO GLAD YOU’RE MINE - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  7. TIRED OF WORRY - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  8. MEAN OLD FRISCO BLUES - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  9. COME BACK BABY - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  10. STAR BOOTLEGGER - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  11. WHERE DID YOU STAY LAST NIGHT? - Arthur Crudup
  12. WHO’S BEEN FOOLING YOU - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  13. YOU GOT TO REAP - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  14. KEEP ON DRINKIN’ - Big Boy Crudup
  15. I’M GONNA DIG MYSELF A HOLE (Alternate Take) - Arthur Crudup
  16. SHOUT SISTER SHOUT - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  17. DO IT IF YOU WANT TO - Big Boy Crudup
  18. SHE’S GOT NO HAIR - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  19. MY BABY BOOGIES ALL THE TIME - Arthur ‘Blues’ Crump
  20. OPEN YOUR BOOK (Daddy Wants To Read With You) - Percy Lee Crudup
  21. THE WAR IS OVER - Big Boy Crudup
  22. MEAN OLD SANTA FE - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  23. WORRIED ABOUT YOU BABY - Big Boy Crudup
  24. GONNA FIND MY BABY - Elmer James
  25. MAKE A LITTLE LOVE - Elmer James
  26. HEY MAMA EVERYTHING’S ALL RIGHT - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  27. I DON’T KNOW IT - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
  28. THAT’S ALL RIGHT (1962 Version) - Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup

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