Blues for Dracula

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Blues for Dracula
Blues for Dracula.jpg
Studio album by Philly Joe Jones
Released 1958
Recorded September 17, 1958
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:31
Label Riverside
RLP 12-282
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Philly Joe Jones chronology
Blues for Dracula
Drums Around the World
(1959)Drums Around the World1959

Blues for Dracula is the debut album by American jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones which was recorded in 1958 for the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review called it a "worthwhile but not overly essential release".[2] It features Jones vocal impersonation of Bela Lugosi.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues for Dracula" (Johnny Griffin) - 8:11
  2. "Trick Street" (Owen Marshall) - 3:47
  3. "Fiesta" (Cal Massey) - 10:25
  4. "Tune-Up" (Miles Davis) - 8:00
  5. "Ow!" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 12:08



  1. ^ Philly Joe Jones discography accessed September 26, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 26, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 114. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Korall, Burt (2002). Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Bebop Years. New York City: Oxford University Press. p. 219.