Albert Ammons – 1939-1946 (1997)

Albert Ammons - 1939-1946 (1997)
Artist: Albert Ammons
Album: 1939-1946
Genre: Boogie-Woogie
Origin: USA
Released: 1997
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
St. Louis Blues (3:54)
Mecca Flat Blues (3:56)
Bass Gone Crazy (3:37)
Monday Struggle (3:56)
Boogie Woogie (3:30)
Albert’s Special Boogie Woogie (3:02)
The Boogie Rocks (3:03)
Blues On My Mind (3:09)
Bugle Boogie (2:53)
Blues In The Groove (3:05)
The Breaks (3:10)
Jammin’ The Boogie (4:06)
Bottom Blues (4:37)
Bedroom Blues (3:17)
Buzz Me (3:05)
Doin’ The Boogie Woogie (2:52)
Oh, Lady, Be Good! (2:35)
Suitcase Blues (2:46)
Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera (2:36)
Swanee River Boogie (2:33)
Why I’m Leaving You (2:41)
I Don’t Want To See You (2:51)
Red Sails In The Sunset (2:31)

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This CD offers three distinct periods in the development of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. Kicking off with solo tracks recorded in 1939 and 1944 for the Solo-Art and Commodore labels, the next batch follows him into a small-band format with Hop Lips Page practically stealing the show in his demonstrative style. The final ten selections emanate from Chicago sessions for Mercury — again with a small group — featuring vocals from Sippie Wallace and Mildred Anderson. Ammons was a giant in his chosen field of endeavor, and these sides make a marvelous addition to his too-short discography.
Review by Cub Koda