It's time to introduce another version of my all-time favorite song “I Found A New Baby“.
Lloyd “Tiny” Grimes (July 7, 1916 – March 4, 1989) began his musical career as drummer and worked as pianist.
As one of the earliest electric guitarist, he started playing the electric 4-string tenor guitar in 1938. Two years later, he joined The Cats and the Fiddle as guitarist and singer. During 1943-1944, Grimes was part of a classic Art Tatum Trio which also included Slam Stewart.
After leaving Art Tatum, he started recording under his own name. In September 1944, he led a session including Charlie Parker. They made four recordings that are considered early bebop jazz.
In the late 1940s, he put together an R&B-oriented group, Tiny “Mac” Grimes and the Rocking Highlanders.
Tiny Grimes was active up until his death, playing his swing/bop transitional style and recording as a leader for different labels.
I Found A New Baby
This version was recorded for the famous “The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions”.
I'm a big fan of electric guitar jazz. I love Grime's melodic playing and my favorite part are the melody lines top down starting around 3:57.
DJs, please consider the song length of 5:21 minutes.
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Artist: Tiny Grimes
Album: [easyazon-link asin=”B00150I4U2″ locale=”us”]Some Groovy Fours (France, 1968-1974) (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions)[/easyazon-link]
Tempo: 204 bpm
Dance: Balboa, Lindy Hop
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Every Monday, I post a new “Song of the Week“.
You can find the songs also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
Song of the Week #4: “I Found A New Baby” by Kenny Clarke's Kvintett
Song of the Week #24: “I've Found A New Baby” by Tommy Dorsey
Song of the Week #101: “Gift For The Club (I Found A New Baby)” by Buck Clayton
Song of the Week #131: “Tabby The Cat” by Anita O'Day w/ Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
Song of the Week #132: “Hummin’ To Myself” by The Rhythm Washboard Kings