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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, composer, leader, songwriter

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 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 Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
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) Jack Richard Miami Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; 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  
(Results 226-250 of 662 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crawford, Jesse," accessed September 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.

Crawford, Jesse. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.

"Crawford, Jesse." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 September 2021.

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

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