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James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, Jr. was born on October 12, 1934 and died on September 15, 2012. Based in New Orleans, he originally signed to Chess as an instrumentalist playing trombone. His best known song Jock a mo was recorded by Chess in 1954. In 1963 a severe beating by state troopers incapacitated him for two years and he quit the music business, although he made some guest appearances later in his life. He became a building engineer, and later ran a locksmith business. In 1984 he met Benny Goodman’s brother, Gene, who offered to help him recover his royalties for Jock-A-Mo.