Thatīs All Right


This song was written and recorded by blues singer Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup. Mr. Crudup also wrote two other songs that Elvis would record, "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine". Elvis said in a 1956 interview for the "Charlotte Observer" newspaper in North Carolina, "...I used to hear Arthur Crudup bang his box the way I do now and I said that if I ever got to the place where I could feel all old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw." Elvis recorded "That's All Right" July 5/6, 1954 in first formal recording session at Sun Studio in Memphis. Sam Phillips was the producer/engineer, Elvis and Scotty Moore played guitar and Bill Black played the upright bass. It was released as Elvis's very first single in July 1954 with "Blue Moon of Kentucky" as the flip side. RCA re-released it on their label in December 1955 after they bought Elvis's Sun Records contract. Some of the others who have recorded it are Roy "Smiley" Maxedon, Marty Robbins, Billy Swan, Bob Dylan, Ann Wilson, Canned Heat, Grateful Dead, Albert King, Rod Stewart, Waylon Jennings, Sunny Burgess, Jimmie Rogers and Paul McCartney.