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Boogie Woogie Man
Albert Ammons
Boogie Woogie Man
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Albert Ammons
Title: Boogie Woogie Man
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Asv Living Era
Original Release Date: 6/22/1999
Release Date: 6/22/1999
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Piano Blues, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743625530520

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The best Boogie-Wogie CD in my collection... | 08/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Albert Ammons is the king of Boogie-Woogie, this CD has a great cross section of his greatest sessions, some with many other jazz legends, best of all you can dance to all of these tunes. Highly Recommended."
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Ivan Talking | Star Island, MN | 02/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, I confess that as a Harry James fan, I orignally bought this CD to get the "Woo-Woo" cut with Harry and Mr. Ammons. But upon listening to the rest of the tracks....HOLY SMOKES, this guy can flat out PLAY!! These recordings are classic examples of boogie woogie piano playing. If I may paraphrase another Amazon reviewer: "If your foot doesn't start tapping to this, you need surgery." This is boogie woogie piano played by a master. Technically speaking, the older tracks from the 1930s are well recorded and sound great (as long as you allow for 1930s recording technology). But regardless of the fidelity, you will be captured by the sheer piano playing skill of Albert Ammons as well as (on several tracks) Pete Johnson. And for the piano player who is looking for an example of how to play boogie, I especially recommend the final cut, "Swanee River Boogie." Listen to how Mr. Ammons begins by setting the basic pattern with his left hand, then adds in a bouncy version of the melody with his right hand, then takes off with his right hand and swings it! I've played a little piano in my time and I can tell you, this guy is more than good, he's amazing! I'm glad I got the Harry James cut, but WOW, what a bonus to pick up all of this great boogie woogie!"
Boogie Woogie Man by Albert Ammons
D. Miller | Chicago, Illinois | 04/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, Wow, Wow. This CD is incredible. If you love boogie woogie for piano then you are in for a real treat! Albert Ammons is the master of boogie woogie piano."