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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pee Wee Crayton: Red Rose Boogie

Here is a short clip of Pee Wee Crayton. Crayton was the house guitar player at the Bilikin in Des Moines until he moved to LA. According to Mel Harper who owned the club, he hired guys for a month, or more because he felt that having a house band, or player helped build an audience. Mel brought in big time artists to play at the Bilikin, and Crayton was no exception. Of course lucky for us Pee Wee moved on, because his replacement was none other than Jimmy "The Midnite Cowboy" Pryor. Jimmy came for two weeks and blessed us with 45 more years of great blues!

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