Albert Ammons King of Boogie Woogie (1939-1949) (2-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: May 1, 2006
  • Label: Acrobat

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Boogie Woogie Stomp - Albert Ammons, Ammons, Albert
  • 2.Boogie Woogie Blues - Albert Ammons, Smith
  • 3.Bass Goin' Crazy - Albert Ammons, Ammons, Albert
  • 4.Chicago in Mind - Albert Ammons, Ammons, Albert
  • 5.Twos and Fews - Albert Ammons, Ammons, Albert
  • 6.Bedroom Blues - Albert Ammons, Wallace
  • 7.Buzz Me - Albert Ammons, Dexter
  • 8.Deep in the Heart of Texas Boogie - Albert Ammons, Swander
  • 9.Sweet Patooty Boogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 10.Doin' the Boogie Woogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 11.Boogie Woogie at the Civic Opera - Albert Ammons, Ammons, Albert
  • 12.Suitcase Blues - Albert Ammons, Thomas, Hersal
  • 13.Swanee River Boogie - Albert Ammons, Foster
  • 14.I Don't Want to See You - Albert Ammons, Cooley
  • 15.Kilroy Boogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 16.Kilroy Boogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 17.12th Street Rag - Albert Ammons, Bowman
  • 18.Shuffling the Boogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 19.St. Louis Blues - Albert Ammons, Handy, W.C.

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.S.P. Blues - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 2.Hiroshima - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 3.The Sheik of Araby - Albert Ammons, Snyder
  • 4.You Are My Sunshine - Albert Ammons, Davis
  • 5.Ammons Stomp - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 6.The Clipper - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 7.Tuxedo Boogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 8.Bear Den Boogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 9.In a Little Spanish Town 'Twas on a Night Like This - Albert Ammons, Wayne
  • 10.Baltimore Breakdown - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 11.Mr. Bell Boogie - Albert Ammons, Young
  • 12.Oh Lady Be Good - Albert Ammons, Gershwin
  • 13.Why I'm Leaving You - Albert Ammons,
  • 14.Roses of Picardy - Albert Ammons, Weatherly
  • 15.Red Sails in the Sunset - Albert Ammons, Williams
  • 16.Margie - Albert Ammons, Conrad
  • 17.Rhythm Boogie - Albert Ammons, Ammons, Albert
  • 18.When You and I Were Young Maggie - Albert Ammons, Public Domain

Product Description:

Personnel: Albert Ammons (piano); Jack Cooley (vocals, drums); Ike Perkins, Lonnie Johnson (guitar); Artie Starks (clarinet); Riley Hampton (alto saxophone); Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone); Meade "Lux" Lewis (piano); Armand Jump Jackson, Alvin Burroughs (drums).
Recording information: Chicago, IL (01/06/1939-01/04/1949); New York, NY (01/06/1939-01/04/1949).
If it's the music you're after and not some extended liner note essay to accompany the sounds, this double-disc budget comp of the work of stride piano innovator Albert Ammons is a nice bet. There are 37 cuts spread out over the years 1939 -1949 showcasing the great barrelhouse piano boss in the company of Meade "Lux" Lewis, saxophonist Gene Ammons, guitarist Lonnie Johnson, Jump Jackson, and Ike Perkins, to name just a few. Virtually all of the Ammons classics are here, from the four-handed duets with Lewis such as "Twos and Fews," "The Boogie Woogie Stomp," some solo work, like "Deep in the Heart of Texas Boogie," to more band-oriented work such as his read of George Gershwin's "Oh Lady Be Good," that probably made the poor composer turn green in his grave. The sound is fine for what it is, but the music is a pure joy and a breathtakingly vulgar American blues stomp. ~ Thom Jurek
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