Albert Ammons

Boogie Woogie Trio, Vol. 1

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In the late '30s, a boogie-woogie craze was launched, helped greatly by the exciting recordings and performances of pianists Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, and Meade Lux Lewis, both as soloists and in various combinations. On the first of two CD volumes released by Storyville, there are ten exciting selections (five previously unreleased) from 1944 featuring the three pianists as a trio (including "Boogie Woogie Prayer," "Jumpin' the Boogie," "St. Louis Blues," and "Lady Be Good"), four solos by Pete Johnson from 1947 (including "Swanee River" and "Yancey Special"), and eight solos by Meade Lux Lewis that were broadcast from San Francisco's Hangover Club during 1953-1954. The recording quality is pretty decent and the playing by the three boogie-woogie masters is consistently heated and swinging.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:01 Spotify
2 02:26 Spotify
3 02:15 Spotify
4 02:36 Spotify
5 03:39 Spotify
6 02:42 Spotify
7 02:07 Spotify
8 02:04 Spotify
9 02:30 Spotify
10 02:28 Spotify
11 02:49
12 02:23 Spotify
13 03:27 Spotify
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feat: Pete Johnson
02:51 Spotify
15 02:51 Spotify
16 03:14 Spotify
17 03:50 Spotify
18 02:49 Spotify
19 03:56 Spotify
20 03:34 Spotify
21 02:54 Spotify
22 03:31 Spotify
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