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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 101-125 of 662 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47991 10-in. 5/6/1929 Hawaiian sandman Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-47992 10-in. 5/7/1929 She's a new kind of old-fashioned girl Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-47993 10-in. 5/7/1929 I've got a feeling I'm falling Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48900 10-in. 1/13/1929 I'll get by as long as I have you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48901 10-in. 1/13/1929 Me and the man in the moon Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48902 10-in. 1/13/1929 You're the cream in my coffee Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48915 10-in. 1/17/1929 Where the shy little violets grow Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48916 10-in. 1/17/1929 When summer is gone Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48950 10-in. 4/1/1929 Carolina moon Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48951 10-in. 4/1/1929 A precious little thing called love Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48961 10-in. 4/8/1929 Why can't you? Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-48962 10-in. 4/8/1929 Little pal Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-49127 10-in. 8/17/1928 Out of the dawn Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with male vocal trio, whistling, and marimba instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-49128 10-in. 8/17/1928 Ten little miles from town Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with male vocal trio, marimba, and xylophone instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-51869 10-in. 7/22/1929 Serenade Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-51870 10-in. 7/22/1929 Indian love call Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-51871 10-in. 7/23/1929 Souvenir Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor BVE-51872 10-in. 7/23/1929 My sin Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-51873 10-in. 7/23/1929 Singin' in the rain Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-51874 10-in. 7/24/1929 Meditation from Thaïs Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor MRC-53006 16-in. 4/5/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-04-05 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53007 16-in. 4/5/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-04-05 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53008 16-in. 4/12/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-04-12 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ solo and duet, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53009 16-in. 4/12/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-04-12 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53034 16-in. 4/19/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-04-19 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
(Results 101-125 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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