Born to Be Blue (Grant Green album)

Born to Be Blue is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Born to Be Blue
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 1, 1962
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Grant Green chronology
Born to Be Blue
The Latin Bit


Professional ratings
Review scores
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]

The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Although Grant Green provided his share of groove-oriented soul-jazz and modal post-bop, his roots were hard bop, and it is in a bop-oriented setting that the guitarist excels on Born to Be Blue".[2]

Track listing

1."Someday My Prince Will Come"Frank Churchill, Larry Morey6:26
2."Born to Be Blue"Mel Tormé, Robert Wells4:52
3."Born to Be Blue" (Alternate take; Bonus track on CD reissue)Tormé, Wells4:33
4."If I Should Lose You"Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin6:02
5."Back in Your Own Backyard"Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose8:02
6."My One and Only Love"Robert Mellin, Guy Wood5:47
7."Count Every Star"Bruno Coquatrix, Sammy Gallop6:18
8."Cool Blues" (Bonus track on CD reissue)Charlie Parker7:42
9."Outer Space"Grant Green8:40
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on March 1, 1962



  1. Grant Green discography accessed September 16, 2010
  2. Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2010
  3. Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
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