Tiny Grimes

The Complete Tiny Grimes 1944-1946 - Vol.1

Blue Moon Blues Series

Tiny Grimes, Charlie Parker, Clyde Hart, Harold 'Doc' West, Marlowe Morris, Trummy Young, John Hardee

Reference: BMCD 6005

Bar code: 8427328060059

Tiny Grimes was one of the earliest jazz electric guitarists to be influenced by Charlie Christian, and he developed his own swinging style. Early on, he was a drummer and worked as a pianist in Washington. In 1938, he started playing electric guitar, and two years later he was playing in a popular jive group, the Cats and a Fiddle. During 1943-1944, Grimes was part of a classic Art Tatum Trio which also included Slam Stewart. In September 1944, he led his first record date, using Charlie Parker; highlights include the instrumental "Red Cross" and Grimes' vocal on "Romance Without Finance (Is a Nuisance)." He also recorded for Blue Note in 1946, and then put together an R&B-oriented group, "the Rockin' Highlanders," that featured the tenor of Red Prysock during 1948-1952. Although maintaining a fairly low profile, Tiny Grimes was active up until his death, playing in an unchanged swing/bop transitional style and recording as a leader for such labels as Prestige/Swingville, Black & Blue, Muse, and Sonet. (AMG biography)


01. Tiny´s Tempo
02. Tiny´s Tempo
03. Tiny´s Tempo
04. I´ll Always Love You
05. I´ll Always Love You
06. Romance Without Finance
07. Romance Without Finance
08. Romance Without Finance
09. Romance Without Finance
10. Romance Without Finance
11. Red Cross
12. Red Cross
13. Groovin With Grimes
14. C Jam Blues
15. Flying Home
16. Flying Home
17. Tiny´s Boogie Woogie
18. Tiny´s Boogie Woogie


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