Arthur `Big Boy´ Crudup

Mean Ole Frisco (600917)

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Mean Ole Frisco

Arthur `Big Boy´ Crudup

Soul Jam

8436559465793

SOU 155146

600917

BLUES

1

CD 8,26 €

INCLUDES 15 BONUS TRACKS


Although “Big Boy” was on the scene for decades (recording numerous singles and 78s for different labels), lack of interest in his music during the mid-‘50s led to his temporary retirement from 1955 to 1961. However, his career was revived when Bobby Robinson’s Harlem-based Fire Records let Crudup cut his first long play, Mean Ole Frisco, in 1962. In addition to his vocals, Crudup is showcased here playing all of the instruments (guitar, bass and drums). Highlights from this long-unavailable LP include re-recorded versions of a number of Arthur’s older hits, which benefitted from improvements in recording techniques and the artistically free atmosphere of the session. Many critics feel that Mean Ole Frisco is the magnum opus of Crudup’s career. In addition, this collector’s release contains 15 bonus tracks (featuring hard to find sides, as well as the original versions of some numbers from the former album). These recordings constitute the foundation of Arthur Crudup’s musical legacy.

PERSONNEL:

ON TRACKS [1-12]:
ARTHUR “BIG BOY” CRUDUP (vocals, guitar, bass and drums).
Recorded in New York City, 1962.

BONUS TRACKS [13-27]: Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (vocals and guitar),
plus Robert Fulton (guitar and harmonica), Ransom J. Knowling (bass),
Edward Lumpkin (piano), Judge Lawrence Riley (drums), J.J. Jones (saxophone), among others. Recorded in Chicago and Atlanta, 1942-1954.

TRACKS:

MEAN OLE FRISCO (Fire Records FLP-103, 1962)
01. MEAN OLE FRISCO
02. LOOK ON YONDER WALL
03. THAT’S ALRIGHT
04. ETHEL MAE
05. TOO MUCH COMPETITION
06. STANDING AT MY WINDOW
07. ROCK ME, MAMA
08. GREYHOUND BUS
09. COAL BLACK MARE
10. KATIE MAE
11. DIG MYSELF A HOLE
12. SO GLAD YOU’RE MINE
BONUS TRACKS
13. THAT’S ALL RIGHT [1946 version]
14. MEAN OLD ‘FRISCO BLUES [1942 version]
15. MY BABY LEFT ME
16. SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT
17. TOO MUCH COMPETITION [1951 version]
18. (I’M GONNA) DIG MYSELF A HOLE [1951 version]
19. THE WAR IS OVER
20. GOIN’ BACK TO GEORGIA
21. COME BACK, BABY
22. STANDING AT MY WINDOW [1944 version]
23. MR. SO AND SO
24. ROCK ME, MAMA [1945 version]
25. ANYTIME IS THE RIGHT TIME
26. STAR BOOTLEGGER
27. SHE’S GOT NO HAIR