TINY GRIMES

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Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes (July 7, 1916 in Newport News, Virginia - March 4, 1989) was a jazz and R&B guitarist. He was a member of the Art Tatum Trio from 1943 to 1944, was a backing musician on recording sessions by Charlie Parker and others, and later led his own bands. He is notable for playing the tenor guitar, a four-stringed instrument. It was a step up from his original career as a one-finger pianist.

Grimes began his musical career playing drums and piano. In 1938 he took up the electric 4-string tenor guitar. In 1940 he joined the Cats And A Fiddle as guitarist and singer. In 1943 he joined the Art Tatum Trio as guitarist and made a number of recordings with Tatum. The early Tatum Trio recordings some of the more interesting early examples of Tiny Grimes’ guitar work.

After leaving Tatum, Grimes recorded with his own
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TINY GRIMES Callin the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Callin the Blues
Jump Blues 1958
TINY GRIMES Blues Groove (with Coleman Hawkins) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Groove (with Coleman Hawkins)
Bop 1958
TINY GRIMES Tiny in Swingville album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tiny in Swingville
Bop 1959
TINY GRIMES Big Time Guitar With Organ And Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Time Guitar With Organ And Rhythm
Blues 1962
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Tiny Grimes
Bop 1970
TINY GRIMES Profoundly Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Profoundly Blue
Bop 1973
TINY GRIMES Some Groovy Fours album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Some Groovy Fours
Bop 1974
TINY GRIMES One Is Never Too Old to Swing (with Roy Eldridge) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Is Never Too Old to Swing (with Roy Eldridge)
Bop 1977
TINY GRIMES Loch Lomond album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loch Lomond
Bop 1986
TINY GRIMES Rock The House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock The House
Bop 1987

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TINY GRIMES Tiny Grimes and Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tiny Grimes and Friends
Bop 1990
TINY GRIMES Electric Guitar Master (1944-7) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Guitar Master (1944-7)
Jump Blues 1999
TINY GRIMES The Chronological Tiny Grimes 1944-1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Tiny Grimes 1944-1949
Jump Blues 2002
TINY GRIMES 5 Classic Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
5 Classic Albums
Hard Bop 2017

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