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Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

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by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup


24 August 1905, Forest, Mississippi, USA, d. 28 March 1976, Nassawadox, Virginia, USA (1974 is also cited). During the 40s and early 50s Crudup was an important name in the blues field, his records selling particularly well in the south. For much of his early life Crudup worked in various rural occupations, not learning to play the guitar until he was 32. His teacher was one ‘Papa Harvey’, a local bluesman, and although Crudup’s guitar style never became adventurous, it formed an... Read more


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