Dennis Gruenling discography

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Harp keys & positions listed below. “Ab/2nd” = Ab harp in 2nd position

  • Track #. Song Title-Song Key (Harp Key/Harp Position)

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Dennis Gruenling (feat. Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones)  - Rockin’ All Day - 2012

  • 1. Rockin’ All Day-Bb (G chromatic/10th)
  • 2. Roll Your Moneymaker-F (Bb/2nd, Low Bb/2nd for last 12 bars of solo)
  • 3. The Rev-A/Bb (G chromatic/3rd-10th)
  • 4. Saturday Night Fish Fry-Bb (G chromatic/10th)
  • 5. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer-G (Low F/3rd)
  • 6. She’s So Pretty-F (Bb/2nd)
  • 7. You Can Do No Wrong-A (Low D/2nd)
  • 8. It Went Down Easy-Eb (Ab/2nd)
  • 9. 2:22 AM-F (Bb/2nd)
  • 10. What’s Wrong With Me-C (Low F/2nd, Low Low F/2nd for first solo)
  • 11. Bloodshot Eyes-C (Bb chromatic/3rd)
  • 12. Actin’ Crazy-A (G/3rd, Low G/3rd for second solo)
  • 13. Hotso-B (A/3rd)


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Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones (feat. Dennis Gruenling)  - What’s It Gonna Take - 2012

  • 1. What’s It Gonna Take-G (G/1st)
  • 2. Think Hard-D (G/2nd, C chromatic/3rd starting 1:55 in the solo, G/2nd after solo, C chromatic last 30 sec.)
  • 3. One Good Reason-G (C/2nd, Low C/2nd for solo)
  • 4. Poison Ivy-D (C chromatic/3rd)
  • 5. An Eye For an Eye-E (A/2nd)
  • 6. I Want You To Be My Baby-Bb (Ab/3rd)
  • 9. Lucky Charm-Ab (F chromatic/10th)
  • 10. A Pretty Girl (A Cadillac and Some Money)-Ab (Low Ab/1st for intro, bridge section and outro, F chromatic/10th for solo, Db/2nd for last section of solo)
  • 11. Bella’s Boogie-D (G/2nd)


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Brad Hatfield  - Uphill From Anywhere - 2012

  • 10. Too Good To Give Away-G (C/2nd from beginning through 5th bar of solo, then Low F/3rd for remainder)


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Dennis Dorrity, Jr.  - Records Are Meant To Be Played – 2011

  • 6. My Babe-F (Bb/2nd)
  • 7. If You Want This Love Of Mine-A (G/3rd)

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Dan May  - Dying Breed – 2011danmaycd

  • 6. The River Run-D (G/2nd)
  • 9. I Got a Gun-E (A/2nd)

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Various – History of the Blues Harmonica Concert – 2010blues harmonica, blues harp, harmonica lessons, harmonica microphones, history

      • (DISC 2) 23. Flying Home-Eb (Ab/2nd)
      • (DISC 2) 24. Bluesmith-D (C chromatic/3rd, G/2nd)
      • (DISC 2) 25. House Party-C (Low F/2nd for first solo, Bb/3rd for second solo)

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Dennis Gruenling – The Lost Tapes: Vol. I – 2010

      1. JD Hop-E (Joe Filisko & Dennis A/2nd, Joe for intro & his solos, Dennis for first solo, then trade until end)
      2. Rollin’ And Tumblin’-A (D/2nd)
      3. Swing Brother, Swing-Bb (Ab/3rd)
      4. Trouble, Trouble-Bb (G chromatic/10th for intro/lines, Low Eb/2nd for solo)
      5. Wild About That Thang-Bb (Ab/3rd)
      6. Last Night (alt)-D (C chromatic/3rd for intro solo/end solo, G/2nd for beginning of end solo)
      7. Flying (at) Home-C (Low F/2nd)
      8. C & D in E-E (A/2nd)
      9. Snakin’-D (G/2nd)
      10. Secrets-G (F chromatic/3rd)
      11. F.P. Blues-A (A/1st for first chorus, Low F/5th for second chorus, G/3rd for third chorus, D/2nd for last chorus)
      12. E Jam, Take 1-E (A/2nd)
      13. Chitlins Con Carne-Am (G chromatic/3rd)
      14. My Bud-E (Joe Filisko & Dennis A/2nd, Dennis for intro & his solos, Joe for first solo, then trade until end)

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Matt Hill - On The Floor - 2010

      • 9. When I Get Drunk-B (A/3rd)

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Doug Deming – Falling Through the Cracks - 2009blues harmonica, blues harp, harmonica lessons, harmonica microphones, history

      • 1. Tonight Is The Night-A (G/3rd)
      • 9. East Side Hop-Bb (G chromatic/10th)
      • 11. Whisper-A (A/1st, D/2nd for solo, G/3rd for last chorus of solo)

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Gina Sicilia – Hey Sugar - 2008

      • 3. Kissing In The Dark-D (G/2nd)
      • 10. Lowest Of The Low-D (G/2nd, C chromatic/3rd, switching back & forth)

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Dave Gross – Crawling The Walls – 2008

      • 8. Don’t Take Too Long-Bb (G chromatic/10th)
      • 9. Find Yourself Another Man-A (D/2nd, G/3rd for most of solo, A/1st for last four bars of solo)

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Dennis Gruenling – I Just Keep Lovin’ Him (a Tribute to Little Walter) – 2008

(with Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin, Steve Guyger)

      1. Up The Line-A (Dennis G chromatic/3rd)
      2. Lovin’ Man-G (Dennis C/2nd for intro/backing/end solo, Steve C/2nd for middle solo)
      3. I Got To Go-A (Kim G/3rd for intro/first solo/end solo, Dennis G/3rd for backing, D/2nd for middle solo)
      4. Hot Shot-D (Dennis C chromatic/3rd, G/2nd)
      5. Too Young To Know-F (Rick Bb/2nd for intro/solos, Dennis Bb/2nd for backing)
      6. Corbella-C (Dennis C/1st)
      7. If You Were Mine-G (Dennis C/2nd)
      8. My Little Machine-F (Steve Bb/2nd for intro/solo, Dennis Bb/2nd for backing)
      9. Teenage Beat-D (Kim, Rick & Dennis C chromatic/3rd…Kim 0:32-1:16, Rick 1:23-2:26, Dennis 2:33-3:52, then trading in that order)
      10. As Long As I Have You-F (Kim Bb/2nd for first solo, Dennis Bb/2nd for end solo)
      11. Temperature-E (Dennis A/2nd for backing/second half of middle solo, Rick A/2nd for first half of  middle solo/end solo)
      12. One Of These Mornings-C (Dennis Bb/3rd)
      13. That’s It-C (Dennis Bb/3rd, C chromatic with slide in as in B# or 6th position)
      14. You’re Sweet-A (Dennis G/3rd for intro/backing, Steve G/3rd for solo/end)

LIMITED EDITION CD-single (with Steve Guyger)

      1. Blues For Walter-D (Dennis C chromatic/3rd for intro/chromatic solo, G/2nd for second diatonic solo, Steve G/2nd for first diatonic solo, C chromatic/3rd for last 2 bars)
      2. Back Track-F (Steve Bb/2nd for first two choruses, Dennis Bb/2nd for next two choruses, then trading in that order)

UN-RELEASED CD-single (with Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin, Steve Guyger)

      1. Sad Hours-F (Dennis , Rick & Kim Bb/2nd, Dennis first chorus, Rick second chorus, Kim third chorus, continue in that order)
      2. My Baby Don’t Love Me No More-F (Dennis & Steve Bb/2nd, Dennis for intro/backing/first solo, Steve for middle solo, both trading at end)

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Cartel - (self-titled) – 2007

      • BONUS TRACK-Get Away-Ab (Db/2nd)

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Peter Karp – Shadows & Cracks - 2007

      • 2. Air, Fuel & Fire-A (G chromatic/3rd)
      • 6. I Understand-E (A/2nd)
      • 10. Runnin’-A (D/2nd)
      • 12. Strange Groove-G (F chromatic/3rd)

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Gina Sicilia – Allow Me To Confess – 2006

      • 4. One Of Many-C (Bb chromatic/3rd)
      • 9. There Lies a Better Day-D (C chromatic/3rd)

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Dave Gross – Take The Gamble – 2006

      • 1. She Walks Right In-A (Low D/2nd)
      • 2. Mess On My Plate-Bb (Ab/3rd)
      • 5. Swingin’ On All Six-Bb (Low Eb/2nd)
      • 6. Walking In a Daze-Ab (Db/2nd, F chromatic/10th)

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Dennis Gruenling & Richard Sleigh – Vol. I – 2006

      1. Cuttin’ Out-G (Dennis C/2nd for first solo, Richard C/2nd)
      2. Deep River Blues-E (Dennis A/2nd for first solo, Richard A/2nd)
      3. Trying To Get To You-E (Dennis Low D/3rd)
      4. Tigerman-E (Dennis A/2nd for first solo, Richard A/2nd)
      5. Jambalaya-E (Richard A/2nd for first solo, Dennis A/2nd)
      6. Last Night-D (Dennis C chromatic/3rd, G/2nd)
      7. On Fire-F (Dennis Bb/2nd)
      8. It’s You I’m Thinking Of-F (Richard Bb/2nd for first solo, Dennis Bb/2nd for backing, Low Bb/2nd for solo)
      9. Bad Bad Whiskey-G (Dennis Low C/2nd for first solo, Richard C/2nd)
      10. Messin’ With The Kid-B (Dennis A/3rd)
      11. The Honeydripper-E (Dennis Low A/2nd for first solo, A/2nd on end riffs, Richard A/2nd)
      12. People Get Ready-E (Richard A/2nd for intro/first solo, Dennis A/2nd for middle solo)

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Peter Karp (featuring Mick Taylor & Dennis Gruenling) – Live @ The Bottom Line – 2004

      • 1. Arson’s Match-D (G/2nd)
      • 6. Your Prettiness-A (G/3rd)
      • 10. Train O’Mine-D (G/2nd)

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Peter Karp – The Turning Point – 2003

      • 1. Train O’Mine-D (G/2nd)
      • 6. Treat Me Right-E (A/2nd)
      • 8. Your Prettiness-A (G/3rd)
      • 9. Arson’s Match-D (G/2nd)

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Jumpin’ Jack – Rhumba Lee – 2003

      • 3. Satisfy Me Right-E (A/2nd)
      • 4. There I Was-C (Low F/2nd)
      • 6. My Heart Is Mended-D (C chromatic/3rd)
      • 8. Room With a View-G (F chromatic/3rd)
      • 10. Mother In Law Blues-E (A/2nd)

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Dennis Gruenling & Jump Time – That’s Right! – 2001

      1. 1313 Stomp-A (Low D/2nd)
      2. That’s Right!-Bb (G chromatic/10th)
      3. Mississippi Saxophone-A (G/3rd)
      4. I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me-F (Low C/12th)
      5. Bluebeat Boogie-Bb (Low Eb/2nd for head & second solo, Low Ab/3rd for first solo)
      6. Buckle Up-Eb (C chromatic/10th)
      7. I’m Comin’ Home-Eb (Low Ab/2nd)
      8. I Don’t Get It-G (Low C/2nd)
      9. Boiling Point-D (C chromatic/3rd)
      10. More Of What You Got-Bb (Low Eb/2nd)
      11. I Don’t Believe-D (C chromatic/3rd)
      12. Wonderful Time-Eb (Ab/2nd)
      13. N.C. Groove-G (F chromatic/3rd)
      14. You Brought The Blues On Yourself-Bb (Low Eb/2nd for head, Ab/3rd for first half of solo, Low Ab/3rd for second half of solo)
      15. Blues Up & Down-Bb (Low Eb/2nd)
      16. They Ain’t Gonna Tell It Right-G (Low C/2nd)
      17. Person To Person-Bb (C chromatic/11th for lines, Low Eb/2nd for solo)
      18. One Of a Kind-C (Low F/2nd for head & last solo, Bb chromatic/3rd for intro solo & middle solo)

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Filthy Rich & the Poor Boys – Keep It Simple – 2001

      • 3. Jersey Juke Joint Special-G (Low C/2nd)
      • 5. This Time-C (Bb/3rd)
      • 7. Keep It Simple-E (A/2nd)

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Dennis Gruenling – Up All Night – 2000

      1. Stockyard Blues-A (A/1st, G/3rd for solo)
      2. True Love-A (D/2nd)
      3. You Got It -F (Bb/2nd)
      4. Dirty Deal-D (C chromatic/3rd)
      5. Roller Coaster-E (A/2nd)
      6. I Want a Woman-B (A/3rd)
      7. It’s You I’m Thinking Of-F (Bb/2nd)
      8. I Gotta Have Her (no harp)
      9. Hoo Done Doo Dat-C (Bb chromatic/3rd)
      10. Left For Dead-E (A/2nd)
      11. Up All Night-E (A/2nd)
      12. On Fire-F (Bb/2nd)
      13. Got To Get To My Baby-A (G chromatic/3rd)
      14. Goin’ To Chicago-E (A/2nd)
      15. Bluesin’-Ab (F chromatic/10th)

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Dennis Gruenling & Jump Time! - (self-titled) – 1999

      1. Blowin’ My Top-C (Low Bb/3rd)
      2. Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash-Bb (Low Eb-2nd)
      3. Twelve O’clock Jump-Bb (Low F/12th)
      4. Mr. Cat-Am (G chromatic/3rd)
      5. Jump Time-A (Low D/2nd)
      6. Lion’s Den-D (C chromatic/3rd)
      7. Rooftop Swing-A (Low D/2nd)
      8. Keep It Up-E (A/2nd, Low D/3rd for solo)
      9. Ashburn Blues-F (Low Eb/3rd)
      10. Good Luck-F (Low Bb/2nd)
      11. Ropin’ It-C (Bb chromatic/3rd)
      12. The Jumpin’ Blues-F (C chromatic/12th)
      13. Tribulations-D (C chromatic/3rd)
      14. Take a Step-E (A/2nd)

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