Thursday, July 5, 2012

That's All Right by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

Baby one and one is two
Two and two is four
I love that woman
But I got to let her go

Elvis Presley is remembered for recording this song in 1954, but this was a cover of a song that was originally recorded in 1946 by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup. While Elvis' version is considered one of the first rock and roll hits, it should be noted that Crudup spent many years fighting over royalties and legal issues for his songs including 'That's All Right'. To make ends meet, Crudup was a bootlegger and also ran a company that transported migrant workers. Crudup died on March 28, 1974, and in a sad twist of fate, Crudup's family finally won the rights and royalties to his music after his death.

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