Pee Wee Crayton
|Genres:||Blues Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||blues rhythm and blues texas texas guitar killers|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Connie Curtis Crayton, 18 December 1914, Liberty Hill, Texas, USA, d. 25 June 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After learning to play ukulele and banjo as a child, Crayton took up the guitar in his mid-twenties. He was inspired by Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker, the latter of whom taught Crayton the basics of electric guitar playing. His tutelage was completed at the side of another legendary guitarist, John Collins, and he began playing with local bands before graduating to Ivory Joe Hunters bay area band in 1946. After making his recording debut with Hunter for Pacific Records, he recorded his first efforts under his own name and these were later issued on 4 Star Records after his success with Modern Records. In 1947 Crayton formed a trio, and after an obscure release on the tiny Gru-V-Tone label, began recording for Modern between 1948 and 1951, finding success with Blues After Hours, Texas Hop, and, his biggest hit I...