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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 201-225 of 662 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-71226 10-in. 1/13/1932 Beautiful Isle of Somewhere Jesse Crawford ; Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with pipe organ instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BSHQ-71741 10-in. 5/24/1932 I'd love to be loved once again Jesse Crawford ; Frank Luther Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BSHQ-71742 10-in. 5/24/1932 Masquerade Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford ; Frank Luther Pipe organ duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor LBSHQ-71743 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 5/24/1932 Marche militaire Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor LBSHQ-71744 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 5/24/1932 Music from The student prince Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor LBS-71771 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 10/25/1932 Show boat medley Jesse Crawford ; Frances Langford ; Robert Simmons Pipe organ solo, with female and male vocal solos instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-71772 10-in. 10/25/1932 Moonlight on the river Jesse Crawford ; Robert Simmons Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-71773 10-in. 10/25/1932 When mother played the organ Jesse Crawford ; Frances Langford Pipe organ solo, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor LBS-71774 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 10/26/1932 Melody in F Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor BS-71775 10-in. 10/26/1932 Pale moon Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor BS-71776 10-in. 10/26/1932 A kiss in the dark Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-71777 10-in. 10/26/1932 Moonlight on the river Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-71778 10-in. 10/26/1932 When mother played the organ Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75577 10-in. 3/27/1933 Auf Wiedersehn Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75578 10-in. 3/27/1933 My beautiful lady Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75579 10-in. 3/27/1933 The lost chord Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75580 10-in. 3/27/1933 The song of songs Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75581 10-in. 3/27/1933 Giannina mia Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75582 10-in. 3/27/1933 Birth of passion Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75583 10-in. 3/27/1933 Hasta manana Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75584 10-in. 3/28/1933 Largo Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75585 10-in. 3/28/1933 L'amour, toujours l'amour Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75586 10-in. 3/28/1933 Minuet Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75587 10-in. 3/28/1933 Minuet in G Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-75588 10-in. 3/28/1933 La golondrina Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
(Results 201-225 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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