The Complete Tiny Grimes 1950-1954 - Vol.3

Tiny Grimes

The Complete Tiny Grimes 1950-1954 - Vol.3

Blue Moon Blues Series

Personnel:
Tiny Grimes, Freddie Redd, Ike Isaacs, Red Prysock, Claudine Clark, John Hardee

Reference: BMCD 6007

Bar code: 8427328060073

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)

Tracklisting:

1. Riverside Jump
2. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
3. Flying Saucer Boogie
4. Loch Lomond
5. Sanctifying The Blues
6. Marie Talon
7. Battle Of The Mass
8. Saint Luis Blues
9. Saint Luis Blues
10. Saint Luis Blues
11. Blues In G
12. Boogie Boogie
13. Florida Blues
14. My Baby┬┤s Cool
15. Rockin And Sockin
16. Am I Blue
17. Howling Blues
18. Howling Blues
19. Bananas
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