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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 126-150 of 662 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MRC-53035 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  
Victor MRC-53061 16-in. 4/26/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-04-26 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53062 16-in. 4/26/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-04-26 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53078 16-in. 5/3/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-05-03 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53079 16-in. 5/3/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-05-03 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53086 16-in. 5/10/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-05-10 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-53087 16-in. 5/10/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-05-10 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-55378 10-in. 8/28/1929 I get the blues when it rains Jesse Crawford ; Paul Small Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-55379 10-in. 8/28/1929 How am I to know? Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo (takes 6 and 7); with female vocal solo (takes 1-5) instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-55380 10-in. 8/29/1929 Miss you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo (takes 1-3); with female vocal solo (takes 4-6) instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-55381 10-in. 8/29/1929 I'll always be in love with you Jesse Crawford ; Paul Small Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56804 10-in. 12/3/1929 I'll close my eyes to the rest of the world Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56805 10-in. 12/3/1929 Love me Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56806 10-in. 12/4/1929 Tip-toe thru' the tulips with me Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56807 10-in. 12/4/1929 Chant of the jungle Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56808 10-in. 2/11/1930 Crying for the Carolines Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56809 10-in. 2/11/1930 What is this thing called love? Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56810 10-in. 2/11/1930 Ah! Sweet mystery of life Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56811 10-in. 2/11/1930 Gypsy love song Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56812 10-in. 2/25/1930 Rhapsody in blue Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor BVE-56813 10-in. 2/25/1930 Rhapsody in blue Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor BVE-56814 10-in. 4/1/1930 Stein song (University of Maine) Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Pipe organ duet instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56815 10-in. 4/1/1930 Song of the islands Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56816 10-in. 4/2/1930 The moonlight reminds me of you Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Pipe organ duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56817 10-in. 4/2/1930 It happened in Monterey Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
(Results 126-150 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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