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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 26-50 of 662 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-34031 10-in. 12/13/1925 When the one you love loves you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34568 10-in. 2/25/1926 The prisoner's song Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34569 10-in. 2/25/1926 Always Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor BVE-34570 10-in. 2/26/1926 Dinah Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34571 10-in. 2/26/1926 After I say I'm sorry (What can I say?) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34572 10-in. 2/26/1926 At dawning Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-34573 10-in. 2/27/1926 Oh, promise me! Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-35079 10-in. 5/30/1926 Valencia Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-35080 10-in. 5/30/1926 At peace with the world Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36438 10-in. 10/1/1926 I'd love to call you my sweetheart Owen A. Bartlett ; Jesse Crawford ; Jean Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra Pipe organ solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36439 10-in. 10/1/1926 Kentucky lullaby Owen A. Bartlett ; Jesse Crawford ; Jean Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra Pipe organ solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36440 10-in. 10/2/1926 Stars are the windows of Heaven Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36441 10-in. 10/2/1926 Chérie, I love you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36442 10-in. 10/3/1926 Barcelona Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36443 10-in. 10/4/1926 Ting-a-ling Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36444 10-in. 10/4/1926 Hello, Aloha! How are you? Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36445 10-in. 10/4/1926 Dreaming the waltz away Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36446 10-in. 10/5/1926 Meadow lark Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-36447 10-in. 10/6/1926 Lay my head beneath a rose Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-37031 10-in. 11/30/1926 Within the prison of my dreams Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-37032 10-in. 11/30/1926 Put your arms where they belong (For they belong to me) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-37033 10-in. 11/30/1926 Maybe Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-37034 10-in. 11/30/1926 I love the moonlight Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-37726 10-in. 1/20/1927 In a little Spanish town ('Twas on a night like this) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with guitar and whistling instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-37727 10-in. 1/20/1927 Falling in love with you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with piano instrumentalist, pipe organ  
(Results 26-50 of 662 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crawford, Jesse," accessed September 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.

Crawford, Jesse. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106909.

"Crawford, Jesse." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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