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Jesse Crawford

Jesse Crawford (December 2, 1895 – May 28, 1962), was an American pianist and organist. He was well known in the 1920s as a theatre organist for silent films and as a popular recording artist. In the 1930s, he switched to the Hammond organ and became a freelancer. In the 1940s, he authored instruction books on organ and taught organ lessons.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 2nd, 1895 (Woodland), Died May 27th, 1962 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1962

Roles Represented in DAHR: organ, pipe organ, electric organ, piano, arranger, leader, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 638 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26560 10-in. 6/20/1922 Birdie Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with whistling composer  
Victor B-27093 10-in. 11/29/1922 In a corner of the world all our own Edna Brown ; Henry Burr Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31191 10-in. 11/17/1924 Dreamer of dreams Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31192 10-in. 11/17/1924 Rose-Marie Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-31193 10-in. 10/31/1927 Serenade Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo arranger, instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31193 10-in. 11/17/1924 Serenade Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo arranger, instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31194 10-in. 11/17/1924 Somewhere a voice is calling Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-31194 10-in. 10/30/1927 Somewhere a voice is calling Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31649 10-in. 1/13/1925 My wild Irish rose Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31650 10-in. 1/13/1925 Old pal Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31651 10-in. 1/13/1925 Silver threads among the gold Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31652 10-in. 1/13/1925 Berceuse Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31653 10-in. 1/14/1925 The pal that I loved stole the gal that I loved Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31654 10-in. 1/14/1925 Dreams never come true Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer, instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31655 10-in. 1/14/1925 O belle nuit Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31656 10-in. 1/15/1925 I wonder what's become of Sally? Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31657 10-in. 1/15/1925 When you and I were young, Maggie Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31658 10-in. 1/15/1925 Mother Machree Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34024 10-in. 12/11/1925 Because Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34025 10-in. 12/11/1925 You forgot to remember Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34026 10-in. 12/11/1925 Sleepy time gal Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34027 10-in. 12/12/1925 Roses of Picardy Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34028 10-in. 12/12/1925 Sometime Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34029 10-in. 12/13/1925 I never knew Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34030 10-in. 12/13/1925 Save your sorrow for tomorrow Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
(Results 1-25 of 638 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crawford, Jesse," accessed August 11, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.

Crawford, Jesse. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 11, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.

"Crawford, Jesse." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 11 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909

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