Blues for Dracula

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Blues for Dracula
Blues for Dracula.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 17, 1958
New York City
RLP 12-282
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Philly Joe Jones chronology
Blues for Dracula
Drums Around the World

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
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 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., ed. (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.