Pee Wee Crayton was a blues guitarist, singer and songwriter who was one of the leading figures of the West Coast blues school during the post-war decades. He was one of several blues artists who made the move from Texas to California in the Depression, and inevitably he became an associate of the pioneer of the West Coast style T-Bone Walker, but although Crayton was undoubtedly influenced by him, he developed a highly distinctive sound, playing in an aggressive style which encompassed some daring technical innovations, as well as having a somewhat contrasting smooth vocal style. Over the years, he recorded for a number of labels, scoring his biggest successes in his early years with the Modern label, as he reached the R&B Top 5 with "Blues After Hours", "Texas Hop" and "I Love You So". Other notable recordings were done later with the Imperial and Vee-Jay labels, as he sought to re-establish his chart presence in a changing market for blues as rock 'n' roll invaded the R&B charts. This great value 55-track 2-CD set primarily comprises A and B sides recorded during this period for the 4 Star, Gru-V Tone, Modern, Aladdin, RIH, Hollywood, Imperial, Post, Vee-Jay, Fox, Jamie, Guyden and Smash labels plus selected from his 1960 LP on the Modern subsidiary Crown. As such it's a solid representation of his output across his primary recording career, and an entertaining introduction to the work of an artist who has not had the recognition he deserves.
Pee Wee Crayton was a blues guitarist, singer and songwriter who was one of the leading figures of the West Coast blues school during the post-war decades. He was one of several blues artists who made the move from Texas to California in the Depression, and inevitably he became an associate of the pioneer of the West Coast style T-Bone Walker, but although Crayton was undoubtedly influenced by him, he developed a highly distinctive sound, playing in an aggressive style which encompassed some daring technical innovations, as well as having a somewhat contrasting smooth vocal style. Over the years, he recorded for a number of labels, scoring his biggest successes in his early years with the Modern label, as he reached the R&B Top 5 with "Blues After Hours", "Texas Hop" and "I Love You So". Other notable recordings were done later with the Imperial and Vee-Jay labels, as he sought to re-establish his chart presence in a changing market for blues as rock 'n' roll invaded the R&B charts. This great value 55-track 2-CD set primarily comprises A and B sides recorded during this period for the 4 Star, Gru-V Tone, Modern, Aladdin, RIH, Hollywood, Imperial, Post, Vee-Jay, Fox, Jamie, Guyden and Smash labels plus selected from his 1960 LP on the Modern subsidiary Crown. As such it's a solid representation of his output across his primary recording career, and an entertaining introduction to the work of an artist who has not had the recognition he deserves.
824046320225

Details

Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 07/07/2017
UPC: 824046320225

Collection: 1947-62
Artist: Pee Crayton Wee
Format: CD
New: Available 16.99
Wish

Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. After Hours Boogie
2. Why Did You Go
3. Don't Ever Fall in Love
4. Pee Wee Special
5. Blues After Hours
6. I'm Still in Love with You
7. Texas Hop
8. Central Avenue Blues
9. Rock Island Blues 1
10. When Darkness Falls 1
11. Bop Hop 1
12. I Love You So 1
13. Brand New Woman 1
14. Old Fashioned Baby 1
15. Bounce Peewee 1
16. Rockin' the Blues 1
17. Please Come Back 1
18. Some Rainy Day 1
19. Huckle Boogie 2
20. Louella Brown 2
21. Good Little Woman 2
22. Tired of Traveling 2
23. Change Your Way of Loving 2
24. Poppa Stoppa 2
25. Cool Evening 2
26. Have You Lost Your Love for Me 2
27. Daybreak 2
28. When It Rains It Pours 2
29. Pappy's Blues 3
30. Crying and Walking 3
31. Baby, Pat the Floor 3
32. Steppin' Out 3
33. Do Unto Others 3
34. Every Dog Has a Day 3
35. Wine-O 3
36. Hurry Hurry 3
37. I Need Your Love 3
38. You Know - Yeah 3
39. My Idea About You 4
40. Eyes Full of Tears 4
41. Runnin' Wild 4
42. Yours Truly 4
43. Be Faithful 4
44. Don't Go 4
45. I Must Go on 4
46. A Frosty Night 4
47. The Telephone Is Ringing 4
48. I Found My Peace of Mind 4
49. Fiddle Dee Dee 5
50. Is This the Price I Pay 5
51. Look Up and Live 5
52. Pee Wee's Boogie 5
53. 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do 5
54. Time on My Hands 5
55. Hillbilly Blues

More Info:

Pee Wee Crayton was a blues guitarist, singer and songwriter who was one of the leading figures of the West Coast blues school during the post-war decades. He was one of several blues artists who made the move from Texas to California in the Depression, and inevitably he became an associate of the pioneer of the West Coast style T-Bone Walker, but although Crayton was undoubtedly influenced by him, he developed a highly distinctive sound, playing in an aggressive style which encompassed some daring technical innovations, as well as having a somewhat contrasting smooth vocal style. Over the years, he recorded for a number of labels, scoring his biggest successes in his early years with the Modern label, as he reached the R&B Top 5 with "Blues After Hours", "Texas Hop" and "I Love You So". Other notable recordings were done later with the Imperial and Vee-Jay labels, as he sought to re-establish his chart presence in a changing market for blues as rock 'n' roll invaded the R&B charts. This great value 55-track 2-CD set primarily comprises A and B sides recorded during this period for the 4 Star, Gru-V Tone, Modern, Aladdin, RIH, Hollywood, Imperial, Post, Vee-Jay, Fox, Jamie, Guyden and Smash labels plus selected from his 1960 LP on the Modern subsidiary Crown. As such it's a solid representation of his output across his primary recording career, and an entertaining introduction to the work of an artist who has not had the recognition he deserves.