Ernest Crawford

Ernest "Big" Crawford (July 31, 1897 – March, 1956, Memphis, Tennessee) was an American blues double bassist. He played with Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Rogers, Big Maceo, Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam, Memphis Slim, and Mahalia Jackson.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 31, 1897, Died March, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-1936 10-in. 8/23/1946 Flames of jive Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-1937 10-in. 8/23/1946 Sneakin' and dodgein' Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-1945 10-in. 9/16/1946 You may be down some day Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-1946 10-in. 9/16/1946 She's a solid killer diller Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D6VB-1948 10-in. 9/16/1946 New bad luck blues Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-0338 10-in. 2/27/1947 Broke and hungry blues Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-0339 10-in. 2/27/1947 If you ever change your ways Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-0340 10-in. 2/27/1947 It's all over now Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-0341 10-in. 2/27/1947 I lost my little woman Big Maceo Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-1070 10-in. 10/15/1947 Mama mama Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-1073 10-in. 10/15/1947 Walking and drinking Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-1078 10-in. 10/16/1947 Facing life Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-1079 10" 10/16/1947 No special rider Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-1080 10" 10/16/1947 Ramblin with that woman Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D7VB-1081 10-in. 10/16/1947 Love me or let me be Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Crawford, Ernest," accessed February 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359585.

Crawford, Ernest. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359585.

"Crawford, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359585

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