Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Pee Wee Crayton on Imperial

Like his pal T-Bone Walker, Pee Wee Crayton was a California bluesman by way of Texas. He cut several sides for the Bihari Brothers and Aladdin, before moving over to Imperial in 1954. These records, recorded in New Orleans at J & M Studios with the great Dave Bartholomew and their house band, are a departure from his smooth blues sound, and have a more fierce sonic guitar attack. Check out the intro to "Do Unto Others," as it foreshadows a revolutionary rock number recorded in England fourteen years later.

Download: "Do Unto Others" mp3

Download: "Every Dog Has A Day" mp3

Download: "You Know, Yeah" mp3

Download: "I Need Your Love" mp3

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Adam Holland said...

Is it true that Ed Sanders of the Fugs was the first to publish about the "Do Unto Others" / "Revolution" link?

Ted Barron said...

adam, i didn't know about that, but it's fairly obvious. as for "bo's bounce" it's one of my favorite bo diddely records. thanks for tuning in...


Anonymous said...

The very begining of the riff is similar, but it does not have the same ending notes in the Beatles song.

Apesville said...

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