Tiny Grimes

The Complete Tiny Grimes 1947-1950 - Vol.2

Blue Moon Blues Series

Tiny Grimes, John Hardee, George Kelly, Lucille Dixon, Sonny Payne, Jimmy Saunders, Jerry Potter

Reference: BMCD 6006

Bar code: 8427328060066

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)

1. Profoundly Blue
2. Blue Harlem
3. That Old Black Magic
4. Tiny´s Boogie Woogie
5. Annie Laurie
6. Hot In Harlem
7. Flying High
8. Nightmare Blues
9. Midnight Blues
10. See See Rider
11. Jalousie
12. On The Sidewalks Of New York
13. Rock The House
14. Jumpin At Gleason´s
15. Things Ain't What They Used To
16. Drivin And Jivin
17. I´m In Love
18. I´m In Love
19. Frankie And Johnny Boogie
20. Frankie And Johnny Boogie
21. Frankie And Johnny Boogie

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