Callin' the Blues

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Callin' the Blue
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Studio album by Tiny Grimes with J. C. Higginbotham
Released 1958
Recorded July 18, 1958
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:09
Label Prestige
PR 7144
Producer Esmond Edwards
Tiny Grimes chronology
Blues Groove
(1958)Blues Groove1958
Callin' the Blues
Tiny in Swingville
(1959)Tiny in Swingville1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Callin' the Blues is an album by guitarist Tiny Grimes with trombonist J. C. Higginbotham recorded in 1958 and released on the Prestige label.[2] The album was subsequently rereleased on Prestige's Swingville subsidiary label.


The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Although J.C., who had a long decline, sounds a bit past his prime, plenty of sparks fly throughout the date, particularly from Grimes and Lockjaw".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Tiny Grimes except where noted.

  1. "Callin' the Blues" – 8:42
  2. "Blue Tiny" – 11:34
  3. "Grimes' Times" – 11:20
  4. "Air Mail Special" (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy) – 7:33



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 18, 2013
  2. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 18, 2013