Pee Wee Crayton


About Pee Wee Crayton

After learning to play ukulele and banjo as a child, Pee Wee Crayton took up the guitar in his mid-twenties. He joined on with with Ivory Joe Hunter’s band in 1946, making his recording debut with Hunter for Pacific Records. After forming his own trio, Crayton began recording for Modern in 1948, finding success with songs like "Blues After Hours," "Texas Hop," and, his biggest hit "I Love You So." After recording for Imperial, Fox and Vee Jay, he retired in 1964 following the release of Sunset Blues Band for Liberty Records. Rediscovered in the blues boom of the late-'60s, he re-emerged with the well-received album THINGS I USED TO DO for Vanguard Records. Crayton appeared at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival and remained active until his death in 1985.

Rockdale, TX, United States of America
December 18, 1914

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