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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 151-175 of 662 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-56859 10-in. 8/12/1930 When the organ played at twilight Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56860 10-in. 8/12/1930 The kiss waltz Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56861 10-in. 9/30/1930 Little white lies Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56862 10-in. 9/30/1930 So beats my heart for you Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56863 10-in. 10/1/1930 Confessin' (That I love you) Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-56864 10-in. 10/1/1930 Just a little while Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-57227 10-in. 12/4/1929 Old Virginia moon Ted Fiorito Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet (takes 1-3); with male vocal solo (takes 4-6) composer  
Victor BVE-63189 10-in. 11/3/1930 Us and company Leonard Joy's All String Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor MRC-64384 16-in. 11/30/1930 Jesse Crawford. 1930-11-30 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-64385 16-in. 11/30/1930 Jesse Crawford. 1930-11-30 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-64396 16-in. 12/7/1930 Jesse Crawford. 1930-12-07 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-64397 16-in. 12/7/1930 Jesse Crawford. 1930-12-07 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-64697 16-in. 2/22/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-02-22 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-64698 16-in. 2/22/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-02-22 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements leader  
Victor MRC-64699 16-in. 3/1/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-03-01 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements leader  
Victor MRC-64700 16-in. 3/1/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-03-01 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements leader  
Victor MRC-67402 16-in. 1/18/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-01-18 Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ solo and duet, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-67403 16-in. 1/18/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-01-18 Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ solo and duet, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-67417 16-in. 1/25/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-01-25 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-67418 16-in. 1/25/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-01-25 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-67496 16-in. 3/8/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-03-08 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor MRC-67497 16-in. 3/8/1931 Jesse Crawford. 1931-03-08 Jesse Crawford Radio broadcast : Pipe organ, with male vocal solo and announcements instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-67539 10-in. 6/15/1931 On the road to Mandalay Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-67540 10-in. 6/15/1931 The rosary Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BVE-67541 10-in. 6/16/1931 Maria my own Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
(Results 151-175 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.

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

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