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Tiny Grimes

Tiny Grimes
Born: Jul 7, 1916 in Newport News, VA
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Died: Mar 4, 1989 in New York, NY
Genre: Blues, Jazz, R&B
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Tiny In Swingville
Released: 1959
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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Guitarist Tiny Grimes was in a bit of obscurity when he had the opportunity to first record for Prestige in 1958. This particular CD (a reissue of the original LP) was the final of his three Prestige albums ...Read full review
Callin The Blues
Released: 1958
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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This CD is a straight reissue of the original LP. Guitarist Tiny Grimes, who led three albums for Prestige and Swingville from 1958-59, welcomed two extroverted horn players (tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" ...Read full review
More Tiny Grimes With Jerome Richardson albums: Main Albums (9), Compilations (21)