Albert Ammons

The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Albert Ammons and Meade "Lux" Lewis

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This magnificent three-LP box set was issued as part of the first release by the Mosaic label. The out of print collection has all of the music recorded during Blue Note's first session (nine piano solos by Albert Ammons, eight including a five-part "The Blues" by Meade Lux Lewis, and a pair of Ammons-Lewis duets) plus Lewis' 1935 version of "Honky Tonk Train Blues" and his complete sessions of October 4, 1940, April 9, 1941 (four songs on harpsichord), and August 22, 1944. The music emphasizes boogie-woogie and both Ammons (quite memorable on "Boogie Woogie Stomp") and Lewis are heard in prime form. Incidentally, one of their duets (which is mistakenly titled "The Sheik of Araby") is actually "Nagasaki." This box is well worth bidding on at an auction.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:43
2 4:05
3 4:09
4 4:05
5 4:02
6 3:49
7 4:00
8 4:12
9 4:06
10 4:20
11 4:07
12 3:57
13 3:40
14 4:10
15 3:58
16 4:18
17 4:21
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