Callin' The Blues

Tiny Grimes

Callin The Blues
  • CAT # OJCCD-191-2

    1. Callin' The Blues 8:42
    2. Blue Tiny 11:34
    3. Grimes' Times 11:20
    4. Air Mail Special 7:33

The blues--fast, slow, and boogie--are treated here with the proper irreverent respect, resulting in a soul-healing elixir to be ingested as an antidote to the blahs or any of the other spiritual afflictions known to man. Guitarist Grimes and pianist Ray Bryant are strong interpreters of the blues and the powerful horns of tenorist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and trombonist J.C. Higginbotham are also well-propelled by the tough rhythm team of Wendell Marshall and Osie Johnson. The presence of Higginbotham, a giant of the trombone, is especially welcome, because he did not get to record much in this period and this is a good example of his rough-and-ready style.

with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ray Bryant, Wendell Marshall, Osie Johnson

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