Editor's note: "Jesse Crawford was a US pianist and organist. He was well-known in the 1920s as a theater organist for silent films and very popular gramophone record recording artist. In the 1930s, he switched to the Hammond organ and became a freelancer. In the 1940s, he authored instruction books on organ and taught organ lessons." BLAH BLAH BLAH. What's really important here is that he was a pianissimo of many forms. Here he turns your mind inside out with electrified and orgasmic classics. How the organ has fallen out of favor with mankind is a mystery to me. I've been sitting on this gem for a few weeks and feel guilty for delaying it when people need organ music now more than ever!
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!