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 2, 1895 (Woodland), Died May 27, 1962 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1958
Roles Represented in DAHR: organ, pipe organ, electric organ, piano, arranger, composer, leader, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 662 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-[Unnumbered 1927-06-27-01]||10-in.||6/27/1927||[Unknown title(s)]||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Victor||BVE-[Unnumbered 1927-06-30-01]||10-in.||6/30/1927||Blue river||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Victor||BS-011600||10-in.||7/29/1937||It's the natural thing to do||Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader, instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Victor||BS-011601||10-in.||7/29/1937||Me, myself and I (Are all in love with you)||Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader, instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Victor||BS-011602||10-in.||7/29/1937||Dancing under the stars||Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, pipe organ, leader|
|Victor||BS-011603||10-in.||7/29/1937||On with the dance||Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader, instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Victor||BS-011604||10-in.||7/29/1937||Love is on the air tonight||Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, pipe organ, leader|
|Victor||BS-011605||10-in.||7/29/1937||After you||Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, pipe organ, leader|
|Columbia||80296||10-in.||4/12/1922||Birdie||Frank Westphal Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||80677||10-in.||11/17/1922||In a corner of the world all our own||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W149165||10-in.||10/21/1929||Old Virginia moon||Ford and Glenn||Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Columbia||W150939||10-in.||11/6/1930||Gazing at the stars||Art Gillham||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||[W]151111||10-in.||12/13/1930||Gazing at the stars||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-70831||10-in.||Sept. 1922||Birdie||Glantz and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||8005-8006||10-in.||approximately May 1922||Birdie||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||9507-9508||10-in.||approximately Dec. 1922||In a corner of the world||Ernest Hare||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E31569-E31570||10-in.||Dec. 1929||Old Virginia moon||Carter's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||composer|
|Brunswick||E36086-E36087||10-in.||2/17/1931||Gazing at the stars (Waltz)||Joe Green Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C643||10-in.||9/13/1926||Dreaming the waltz away||Ray Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||songwriter|
|Brunswick||LAE899||10-in.||11/10/1930||Us and company||Californians||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Decca||69147||10-in.||5/7/1941||When the organ played at twilight||Jesse Crawford||instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Decca||69152||10-in.||5/7/1941||When day is done||Jesse Crawford||instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Decca||69153||10-in.||5/7/1941||Goin' home||Jesse Crawford||instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Decca||69154||10-in.||5/7/1941||A perfect day||Jesse Crawford||instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Decca||69155||10-in.||5/7/1941||Little grey home in the West||Jesse Crawford||instrumentalist, pipe organ|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crawford, Jesse," accessed September 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.
Crawford, Jesse. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.
"Crawford, Jesse." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 September 2022.
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