Arthur Crudup

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ( born August 24, 1905 in Forest, Mississippi, † March 28, 1974 in Nassawadox, Virginia) was an American blues guitarist and singer. Three hits of Elvis Presley come from Crudup: That's All Right Mama, So Glad You're Mine and My Baby Left Me

It was not until the age of 30 began Big Boy Crudup to play the guitar. Around 1940 he moved to Chicago, where he got by as a street musician. The music manager Lester Melrose in 1941 invited him to a party at the home of Tampa Red, where among other things, Big Bill Broonzy, Lonnie Johnson and Lil Green were present. After Crudup received a recording contract.

Among the hits of Crudup in the 1940s include Rock Me Mama, Who's Been Foolin ' You, Keep Your Arms Around Me, So Glad You're Mine and Ethel Mae. He usually played together with bassist Ransom Knowling and drummer Judge Riley.

Mid-1950s had success after Crudup. In 1961, he brought a new album out, but not until the late 1960s there was a real comeback. He stepped successful at folk and blues festivals, temporarily back with Knowling. Until his death in 1974, Crudup enjoyed considerable popularity.

1994 Big Boy Crudup was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.