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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 76-100 of 662 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-40804 10-in. 10/31/1927 A dream Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor BVE-40805 10-in. 11/1/1927 Dancing tambourine Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with traps instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-40806 10-in. 11/1/1927 My blue heaven Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with xylophone instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-40807 10-in. 11/2/1927 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-40808 10-in. 11/2/1927 After I've called you sweetheart (How can I call you friend) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-40809 10-in. 11/2/1927 Mary (What are you waiting for?) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45400 10-in. 5/20/1928 I can't do without you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45401 10-in. 5/20/1928 Was it a dream? Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45402 10-in. 5/20/1928 For old times' sake Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45403 10-in. 5/21/1928 Rosette Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45404 10-in. 5/22/1928 High hat Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with xylophone instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45405 10-in. 5/22/1928 The dance of the blue Danube Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with xylophone instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45406 10-in. 5/22/1928 Beloved Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with xylophone instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-45407 10-in. 5/23/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CVE-46139 12-in. 7/18/1928 El faisan Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46445 10-in. 8/17/1928 My angel Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with guitar and vibraphone instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46459 10-in. 9/19/1928 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46460 10-in. 9/20/1928 King for a day Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46461 10-in. 9/20/1928 Just a night for meditation Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46462 10-in. 9/20/1928 Roses of yesterday Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with harp instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46497 10-in. 10/5/1928 Sonny boy Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with steel guitar instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46498 10-in. 10/5/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with harp instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-46499 10-in. 1/12/1929 How about me? Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MVE-46711 16-in. 8/1/1928 Wings Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-47990 10-in. 5/6/1929 I love to hear you singing Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
(Results 76-100 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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