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Pee Wee Crayton

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Pee Wee Crayton was an icon and pioneer of modern blues guitar. With inspiration from jazz legend Charlie Christian and lessons from T-Bone Walker, Crayton helped define the emerging West Coast blues scene and electric blues guitar, and became a patriarch of both. In his heyday (late '40s to early '50s) his popularity was second only to his mentor, T-Bone Walker, and his success preceded that of Lowell Fulson, Gatemouth Brown, and B.B. King. Connie Curtis Pee Wee Crayton was born near Austin, Texas in Rockdale, on December 18, 1914. In 1935 he moved to Los Angeles. By World War II he was in the San Francisco Bay Area, an aspiring musician

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Article: Interview

Harold McMillan: Inspirational Commitment

Read "Harold McMillan: Inspirational Commitment" reviewed by Josep Pedro


Deeply involved in Austin's music and art community, Harold McMillan has been providing access and exposure primarily to traditions derived from African American culture for more than twenty years. Initially he started the Blues Family Tree Project, a documentary collective first conceived as an oral history project, which ultimately contributed to the founding of Diverse Arts ...

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Article: Album Review

Pee Wee Crayton: Blues Guitar Magic, The Modern Legacy, Vol. 2

Read "Blues Guitar Magic, The Modern Legacy, Vol. 2" reviewed by Ed Kopp


Some of the most sophisticated blues was recorded during that interval following World War II before rock 'n roll took America by storm. Pee Wee Crayton was one of the leading guitar innovators during that period, and his pioneering style is well represented on this disk. The Modern Legacy, Volume 2, Blues Guitar Magic ...

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Early Hour Blues

Label: Blind Pig Records
Released: 1985


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