We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Oh yes - Crawford is one of those musicians that other musicians know about and really enjoy, but never gets a huge reception beyond the narrow confines of his genre.
He is one of a few African American jazz players who are proponents of "roots music". Roots music is a kind of "throw back" to earlier forms of musical expression which is the base for more modern forms like blues, gospel, traditional country, zydeco and tejano.
Eastern music is tempo driven and western music is pitch driven. Ethnic or original (roots) African music, for a variety of reasons, is a combination of both with a few interesting tid bits thrown in for good measure - like playing minor scales over major chord progressions. You can see it and hear it in this video.
Fats Domino, another son of Nwalins, would agree that Mr. Crawford did it well, with his own twist. Love that sax. Mr. Domino and Mr. Crawford would also agree that one good cover deserves
another, so Fats Domino does Hank Williams's Jambalaya.
Here are more sons of Nwalins, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which I heard once at a club and also conversed with outside the club before they performed.
When I went to the "play on Youtube" option, I discovered around six videos of Davell Crawford. The ones with the Davell Crawford singers are rather raw.