Connie "Pee Wee" Crayton

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  December 18, 1914    Rockdale, TX

Date of Death:  June 25, 1985    Los Angeles, CA

Place of Burial:  Inglewood Park Cemetery

                          720 East Florence Avenue

                          Inglewood, CA 90301

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location: Cascade Gardens Mausoleum, Crypt 180


Blues After Hours / I'm Still In Love With You, Modern Records (20-624)

Texas Hop / Central Avenue Blues, Modern Records (20-643)

Long After Hours / Brand New Woman, Modern Records (20-707)

Rock Island Blues / When Darkness Falls, Modern Records (20-658)

"The Bop Hop" / I Love You So, Modern Records (20-675)

Old Fashioned Baby / Bounce Pee Wee, Modern Records (20-719)

Answer To Blues After Hours / Louella Brown, Modern Records (20-763)

Poppa Stoppa / Thinking Of You, Modern Records (20-816)

I Need Your Love / You Know, Yeah, Imperial (X5321)

Do Unto Others / Every Dog Has A Day, Imperial (5288)

Win-O / Hurry Hurry, Imperial (5297)

I Must Go On / Don't Go, Post (X2007)

My Idea About You / I Got News For You, Imperial (X5338)

The Telephone Is Ringing / A Frosty Night, Vee Jay Records (VJ 214)

Fiddle Dee Dee / Is This The Price I Pay, Vee Jay Records (VJ 266)

Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Little Bitty Things, Jamie (1190)

Blues After Hours / Texas Hop, Blues Spectrum (BS-15)

Pee Wee Crayton, Crown Records (CLP 5175)

Things I Used To Do, Vanguard (VMD 6566)

Make Room For Pee Wee, Murray Brothers Records (MB 1005)

Early Hours, Murray Brothers Records ‎(MB 1007)

Blues After HoursBlue Moon ‎(BMLP 1.060)

Running Wild, Black Diamond (4504)

Pee Wee's Blues: The Complete Aladdin And Imperial Recordings, Capitol Records (7243 8 36292 2)

Blues After Hours, Blues Encore (52045)

The Modern Legacy Volume 1Ace ‎(CDCHD 632)

Blues Guitar Magic: The Modern Legacy Volume 2, Ace (CDCHD 767)

The Essential Pee Wee Crayton - Blues After Hours, Indigo Records (IGOCD 2526)

The Pee Wee Crayton Collection 1947-62, Acrobat (ADDCD3202)

Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton And Sonny Stitt, Everyday I Have The Blues, Pablo Records (2310 818, 2310-818)

Roy Brown Also Starring Pee Wee Crayton ‎– Live!, P-Vine Records (PCD-907)

The Johnny Otis Show, The Johnny Otis Show Live At Monterey!, Epic ‎(66295)


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