Albert Ammons

Boogie Woogie Stomp

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The classic boogie-woogie performances of Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson have never been put out completely and in chronological order, although some sessions have been reissued many times. This 1998 Delmark CD confuses the matter a bit because some of the live recordings that it includes formerly came out on Euphonic LPs, and some are unknown. The selections alternate between solo tracks by Ammons (nine), Lewis (six) and Johnson (two); there is also a lone piano duet ("Saturday Night") by Ammons and Lewis. Because the performances (recorded at the Hotel Sherman in 1939 and in an obscure studio session in 1938 that adds bassist Herbert Marshall) are not issued in chronological order, and since the music switches between the pianists, it can be a bit confusing trying to figure out who is playing when. Musically, the three pianists are quite consistent and since the music is taken from their prime period, it is easily recommended to boogie-woogie collectors despite one's reservations about the order of the performances.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:05
2 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
3 1:43 SpotifyAmazon
4 1:46 SpotifyAmazon
5
feat: Pete Johnson
2:26 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:21 Spotify
7 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:19 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:20 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
13
feat: Pete Johnson
2:50 SpotifyAmazon
14 1:33 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:49 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:11 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
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