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King of Boogie Woogie
Albert Ammons
King of Boogie Woogie
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Albert Ammons
Title: King of Boogie Woogie
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Acrobat
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 6/20/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Piano Blues, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 824046301026

CD Reviews

Great Rockin Sides-
C. Whitby | 03/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Albert's Blue Note recordings start this out with 5 cuts from 1939, the 1st Blue Note recordings, one with Meade Lux Lewis, then it jumps forward to his Mercury issues from 1945-1949. The mercury stuff is flat out great, starting with 2 recordings with Sippie Wallace and Lonnie Johnson,then things start cooking with Ike Perkins on Guitar. The 1947 recordings feature Albert's son, Gene Adams, (22 years old) on some seriously swinging stuff. This issue is well paced on the 2 disks starting out with solo piano Boogie Woogie, (rather standard stuff) then jumping into the polished work of a very tight combo. The latter half of CD 1 and CD 2 will appeal to anyone who likes swinging R&B. This is not 2 CDs of repetitive boogie music but Ammons here is at the top of his game.King of the Boogie Woogie? Yea Baby! Note: Since the French Chronological Classics are ridiculously expensive now you can get those same recordings on this issue. (Chronological 1939-1946 most all is here, and 1946-1948, all here on this release) So get this one while you can as it is now deleted too. (Sad that 2 of the premier re-issue labels Classics and Acrobat are no more)"