THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
606-Arthur Crudup-My Baby Left Me.
1950-Did not chart.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 2.08.Elvis Presley acknowledged Crudups’ importance to Rock ‘N’ Roll when he said ‘If i had any ambition,it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup.’
Crudup was born in Mississippi to a family of migrant workers in 1905.He is a very important figure in the development of Rock ‘N’ Roll,in 1946 he wrote ‘That’s All Right ‘the song which Elvis Presley recorded as his first single in 1954.In 1956 Presley also recorded ‘My Baby Left Me’ for the ‘B’ side of his single ‘I Want You,I Need You,I Love You.’
‘In the 1950s Crudup stopped recording because of disputes over royalties,he said ‘I realized i was making everybody rich and here i am poor.’He returned to touring again in 1965 but never received the royalties that were due.He is known as ‘The Father Of Rock ‘N’ Roll.’
‘Now i stand at my window,wring my hands and cry i hate to lose that woman hate to say goodbye.’
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