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Hank Crawford

With an unmistakable blues wail, full of emotion and poignancy, altoist Hank Crawford bridges the gap between that tradition and that of jazz more completely than any other living horn player. Born in Memphis, Crawford was steeped in the blues tradition from an early age. He began playing piano but switched to alto when his father brought one home from the army. He claims his early influences as Louis Jordan, Earl Bostic, and Johnny Hodges. Crawford hung out with Phineas Newborn, Jr., Booker Little, and George Coleman in high school. Upon graduating, Crawford played in bands fronted by Ike Turner, B.B. King, Junior Parker, and Bobby "Blue" Bland at Memphis' Palace Theater and Club Paradise. In 1958 Crawford went to college in Nashville where he met Ray Charles. Charles hired Crawford originally as a baritone saxophonist. Crawford switched to alto in 1959 and remained with Charles' band -- becoming its musical director -- until 1963. The phrasing and voicings he learned there proved invaluable to him as the hallmark of his own sound. He also wrote and arranged a tune for Charles. The cut, "Sherry," his first for the band, was put on the Live at Newport album. Crawford cut a slew solo albums for Atlantic while with the band, and when he formed his group, he remained with the label until 1970. He signed with Creed Taylor's Kudu in 1971 and cut a series of fusion-y groove jazz dates through 1982. In 1983 he moved to Milestone and returned to form as a premier arranger, soloist, and composer, writing for small bands -- that included guitarist Melvin Sparks, organist Jimmy McGriff, and Dr. John -- as well as large. Crawford has been constantly active since then, as a leader and sideman, recording the best music of his long career. ~ Thom Jurek
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Selected Discography

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Track List: I Hear A Symphony

1. I Hear A Symphony

2. Madison (Spirit, The Power)

3. Hang It On The Ceiling

4. The Stripper

5. Sugar Free

6. Love Won't Let Me Wait

7. I'll Move You No Mountain

8. Baby This Love I Have

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Track List: Cajun Sunrise

1. What A Difference You've Made In My Life

2. I Don't Want No Happy Songs

3. New York's One Soulful City

4. Take This Job And Shove It

5. Just The Way You Are

6. Daytime Friends

7. Evergreen

8. Cajun Sunrise

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Track List: Memphis, Ray & A Touch Of Moody

Disc 1

1. Boo's Tune

2. Angel Eyes

3. Four Five Six

4. The Story

5. Dat Dere

6. Misty

7. Sister Sadie

8. Don't Cry Baby

9. Sweet Cakes

10. You've Changed

11. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

12. Sherri (Sherry)

13. The Peeper

14. But On The Other Hand

15. Stoney Lonesome

16. What Will I Tell My Heart

Disc 2

1. Blueberry Hill

2. I Left My Heart In San Francisco

3. Stormy Weather

4. Sweet Slumber

5. If I Didn't Care

6. Stardust

7. Any Time

8. Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)

9. Time Out For Tears

10. I'm Getting Senimental Over You

11. There Goes My Heart

12. Have A Good Time

13. Dig These Blues

14. Don't' Get Around Much Anymore

15. Banana Head

16. H.C. Blues

17. It's A Sin

18. Hollywood Blues

19. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

20. New Blues

21. Bluff City Blues

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Track List: Merry Christmas Baby / Read 'Em And Weep [Digital 45]

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Track List: Introducing Hank Crawford

1. Angel Eyes (Remastered)

2. Misty (Remastered)

3. Lorelei's Lament

4. Please Send Me Someone To Love

5. The Peeper

6. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

7. Stardust

8. Two Years Of Torture

9. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

10. Groovin'

11. Boo's Tune (Remastered)

12. Read 'Em And Weep

13. Whispering Grass

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Track List: Rhino Hi-Five: Hank Crawford

1. Please Send Me Someone To Love

2. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

3. Night Time Is The Right Time

4. Angel Eyes

5. You've Changed

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Track List: Dig These Blues / After Hours

1. Dig These Blues

2. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

3. Banana Head

5. It's A Sin

6. Hollywood Blues

7. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

8. New Blues

9. Bluff City Blues

10. After Hours

11. Junction

12. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

13. Next Time You See Me

14. Soul Shoutin'

15. Makin' Whoopee

16. When Did You Leave Heaven

17. The Back Slider

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Track List: The World Of Hank Crawford

1. Grab The World

2. Way Back Home

3. Trust In Me

4. Back In The Day

5. Love For Sale

6. Come Sunday

7. Sonnymoon For Two

8. Good Bait

9. Star Eyes

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Track List: Mr. Blues / Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul

1. Mr. Blues

2. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)

3. Hush Puppies

4. Danger Zone

5. Route 66

6. Lonely Avenue

7. Teardrops

8. Smoky City

9. The Turfer

10. Groovin'

11. I Can't See Myself Leaving You

12. Never Let Me Go

13. Baby, I Love You

14. Lady Soul

15. Soul Serenade

16. Ain't No Way

18. Take A Look

19. Going Down Slow

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Track List: Tight

1. I Had A Dream

2. If It's The Last Thing I Do

3. Breezin'

4. Don't Start Nuttin', Won't Be Nuttin'

5. Mona Lisa

6. Little Sunflower

7. Everything I Have Is Yours

8. Manhattan Blues

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Track List: Portrait

1. Tanya

2. Count Every Star

3. Planting The Blues

4. Happy Faces

5. Don't Know Much

6. Send For Me

7. To Love Again

8. Since I Fell For You

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Track List: Groove Master

1. Grown And Gone

2. There Is A Way

3. Blues For The Red Boy

4. Saving All My Love For You

5. Bluebird

6. A Toast To Lovers

7. Holy Moly

8. Canadian Sunset

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Track List: Night Beat

1. For The Love Of You

2. Mobile Bay

3. Midnight Fantasy

4. K.C. Blues

5. What A Wonderful World

6. Sleepin' On The Sidewalk

7. Trouble In Mind

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Track List: After Dark

1. My Babe

2. Share Your Love With Me

3. Git It!

4. T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do

5. Our Day Will Come

6. Mother Nature

7. That's All

8. St. Louis Blues

9. Beale Street After Dark

10. Amazing Grace

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Track List: Roadhouse Symphony

1. Roadhouse Symphony

2. Tragick Magick

3. Jubilee

4. Say It Isn't So

5. Time Is On Our Side

6. Precious Lord, Take My Hand

7. Sugar Ditch

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Track List: Down On The Deuce

1. Down On The Deuce

2. Used To Be Love

3. Down Home Blues

4. Through The Years

5. Survival

6. When A Man Loves A Woman

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Track List: Midnight Ramble

1. Midnight Ramble

2. Forever Mine

3. Theme For Basie

4. Mister C

5. Street Of Dreams

6. Next Time You See Me

7. Deep River

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Track List: Indigo Blue

1. All Alone And Blue

2. The Very Thought Of You

3. Things Ain't What They Used To Be

4. Funny

5. Indigo Blue

6. Just For A Thrill

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Track List: Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

1. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

2. Jana

3. All In Love Is Fair

4. Sho Is Funky

5. Groove Junction

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Track List: Wildflower

1. Corazón

2. Wildflower

3. Mr. Blues (2002)

4. You've Got It Bad Girl

5. Good Morning Heartache

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Track List: We Got a Good Thing Going

1. We've Got a Good Thing Going

2. Imagination

3. Down to Earth

4. The Christmas Song

5. Alone Again (Naturally)

6. I Don't Know

7. I'm Just a Lucky so and So

8. Winter Wonderland

9. A Little Tear

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Track List: Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul

1. Groovin'

2. I Can't See Myself Leaving You

3. Never Let Me Go

4. Baby, I Love You

5. Lady Soul

6. Soul Serenade

7. Ain't No Way

8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)

9. Take A Look

10. Going Down Slow

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Track List: Double Cross

1. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)

2. Mud Island Blues

3. I Can't Stand It

4. Glue Fingers

5. In The Heat Of The Night

6. Double Cross

7. Jimmy Mack

8. The Second Time Around

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Track List: After Hours

1. After Hours

2. Junction

3. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

4. Next Time You See Me

5. Soul Shoutin'

6. Makin' Whoopee

7. When Did You Leave Heaven

8. The Back Slider

x

Track List: Dig These Blues

1. Dig These Blues

2. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

3. Banana Head

4. H. C. Blues

5. It's A Sin

6. Hollywood Blues

7. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

8. New Blues

9. Bluff City Blues

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Track List: True Blue

1. Read 'Em And Weep

2. Two Years Of Torture

3. Save Your Love For Me

4. Mellow Down

5. Merry Christmas Baby (Single Version)

6. Blues In Bloom

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Track List: From The Heart

1. Don't Cry Baby

2. Sweet Cakes

3. You've Changed

4. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand

5. Sherri

6. The Peeper

7. But On The Other Hand

8. Stoney Lonesome

9. What Will I Tell My Heart

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Track List: The Soul Clinic

1. Please Send Me Someone To Love

2. Easy Living

3. Playmates

4. What A Difference A Day Makes

5. Me And My Baby

6. Lorelei's Lament

7. Blue Stone

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Track List: More Soul

1. Boo's Tune

2. Angel Eyes

3. Four Five Six

4. The Story

5. Dat Dere

6. Misty

7. Sister Sadie

Comments

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His cookin' is soooo downhome.
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Ooooooooo, O yes you got that right!
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madhouse648
O yes..real music from the heart and soul
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Love it
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This is the Most
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The description of Crawford is just... immaculate.
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can't get much better than this!
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love the smokey organs and sax too cool
Pandora you guys are awesome
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Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff are the greatest Jazz musicians that ever lived. Jimmy McGriff is unbeatable.
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hgeorge19
Pandora keep doing what you doning I rrelly enjor this station H George thank you
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gwendolynhun t e r
VERY PROUD TO SAY HE WAS MY FAMILY..R.I. P HANK!!
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Hank has been my favorite alto player for 50 years. I miss him
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archerjake
on the plus side... I'd totally forgotten about the Cruzados
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rob4938
No need to leave the same comment about the bio, 'cause you already fixed that, right?
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this bio is NOT hank crawford's
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jegilford
Sorry, but this is the wrong bio for this artist who is a mainstream Jazz saxophonist. http://en.wi k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / H a n k _ C r a w f o r d
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I don't know about the snafu but I do know I like Hank Crawford's music.
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bookman09
I concur -- fix the Hank Crawford bio.
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Hank Crawford rocks. However, a comment about this site...the "About the Music" bio was not about Hank Crawford. It featured the Cruzados, a rock band of the '80s. Someone needs to fix that.
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msklaroff
Anyone know a way to contact Pandora by e-mail to let them know about this snafu?
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Not sure where to submit this, but this biography has nothing to do with Hank Crawford and is clearly a case of content management's dark side.
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rochesterjr
Pandora...Ha n k has been around for over 50 years!!

Do better for the brother from Memphis Manassas!!
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Something's not right here... bio for Cruzados where Hank Crawford's should be. For shame Pandora. For shame.

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