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Albert Ammons

Albert Clifton Ammons (March 1, 1907 – December 2, 1949) was an American pianist and player of boogie-woogie, a bluesy jazz style popular from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 23rd, 1907 (Chicago), Died December 2nd, 1949 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-01898 10-in. 12/22/1936 You gotta quit your low down ways Mack and Mack Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-01899 10-in. 12/22/1936 Black Mack and Mack Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-060600 10-in. 1/29/1941 Bluebird boogie-woogie Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-063861 10-in. 5/7/1941 Boogie woogie man Albert Ammons ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-063863 10-in. 5/7/1941 Barrel house boogie Albert Ammons ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-063864 10-in. 5/7/1941 Cuttin' the boogie Albert Ammons ; James F. Hoskins ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-066116 10-in. 6/17/1941 Foot pedal boogie Albert Ammons ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-066117 10-in. 6/17/1941 Walkin' the boogie Albert Ammons ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-066118 10-in. 6/17/1941 Sixth Avenue Express Albert Ammons ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-066119 10-in. 6/17/1941 Pine Creek boogie Albert Ammons ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-066120 10-in. 6/17/1941 Movin' the boogie Albert Ammons ; Pete Johnson Piano duet, with drums instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Decca 74727 1/27/1949 Chicken shack boogie Lionel Hampton Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74728 1/27/1949 New Central Avenue breakdown Lionel Hampton Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74729 1/27/1949 Benson boogie Lionel Hampton Sextet instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74730 1/28/1949 Hamp's boogie woogie No.2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74731 1/28/1949 Hamp's gumbo Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74732 1/28/1949 Beulah's sister's boogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74733 1/28/1949 Wee Albert Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90567 10-in. 1/13/1936 Nagasaki Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90568 10-in. 1/13/1936 Boogie woogie stomp Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90573 10-in. 1/11/1936 Early mornin' blues Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90574 10-in. 1/11/1936 Mile or mo' bird rag Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ammons, Albert," accessed October 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105199.

Ammons, Albert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105199.

"Ammons, Albert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105199

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