Some of the material on this two-LP set has since been reissued on the CD Young Jug, but this one is quite definitive of Gene Ammons's early years. All 24 of his Chess recordings are here, including a couple of tenor battles with Tom Archia, the cheerful "Swingin' for Xmas," some warm ballad renditions (including "My Foolish Heart" and "You Go to My Head"), and boppish stomps that also hint strongly at rhythm and blues.
Some of the material on this two-LP set has since been reissued on the CD Young Jug, but this one is quite definitive of Gene Ammons's early years.
The Big Sound is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1958 and released on the Prestige label. The album was recorded at the same sessions which produced Groove Blues. Blue Hymn" (Gene Ammons) – 12:37. The Real McCoy" (Mal Waldron) – 8:33. Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) – 14:12.
Eugene "Jug" Ammons (April 14, 1925 – August 6, 1974), also known as "The Boss", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ammons studied music with instructor Walter Dyett at DuSable High School. Ammons began to gain recognition while still at high school when in 1943, at the age of 18, he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax's band
Gene Ammons - Early Visions (Cadet 2CA 60038). Woody Herman - The California Concerts 1949 (Artistry 109). Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7823). Gene Ammons All Star Sessions (Prestige PRLP 7050). Teddy Williams - A Touch Of The Blues, Dumb Woman Blues (Prestige 715). The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era (Prestige P-24058). Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1 (Prestige PRLP 112). Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7585). Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits (Prestige PRLP 7133).
Album: Early Visions, Surprise Present. Download Gene Ammons - Can Anyone Explain. Early Visions: Best 2 songs. Gene Ammons - Around About One . Dually Attired, 2016 03:00. Gene Ammons - Papa Was A Rolling Stone Fine And Mellow, 2003 04:31.
Gene Ammons, Tom Archia. Gene Ammons - Baby Won't You Please Say Yes 02:50. Gene Ammons - You're Not The Kind 02:55. Gene Ammons - The Last Mile 02:50. Gene Ammons - Bless You 03:02.
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Discography of Gene Ammons. Blue Greens And Beans (1944 - 1958) (Remastered). The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug. 1996.
|A1||Swingin' For Xmas||2:05|
|A2||The Talk Of The Town||2:44|
|A4||Jam For Boppers||5:03|
|A5||Do You Really Mean It?||2:50|
|B2||Once In A While||3:05|
|B3||Pennies From Heaven||2:30|
|B6||The Last Mile||2:44|
|C3||It's You Or No One||3:05|
|C4||My Foolish Heart||2:42|
|C5||Jug Head Ramble||3:06|
|C6||You Go To My Head||2:45|
|D1||Baby Won't You Please Say Yes||2:44|
|D2||Don't Do Me Wrong||2:47|
|D3||Prelude To A Kiss||2:55|
|D4||Can Anyone Explain||2:48|
|D5||You're Not The Kind||2:40|
|D6||Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe||2:38|
NotesChess jazz master series two record set.
1984 Chess Records
96 West St.,Englewood,N.J.07631
Manufactured & Distributed by MCA Dist.Corp.
Universal City,CA 91608 in the U.S.A.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 76732-9221-1
|2CA 60038-1||Gene Ammons||Early Visions (2xLP, Comp)||Cadet||2CA 60038-1||US||1975|
|GCH 2-6031||Gene Ammons||Early Visions (2xLP, Comp)||Chess||GCH 2-6031||Italy||1984|
|GCH 2-6031||Gene Ammons||Early Visions (2xLP, Comp)||Chess, Green Line Records||GCH 2-6031||Italy||Unknown|
|CXJD 6701||Gene Ammons||Early Visons (2xLP, Comp)||Chess, PRT||CXJD 6701||UK||1984|
|CHC2-92514, CHC2 92514||Gene Ammons||Early Visons (Cass, Comp)||Chess, Chess||CHC2-92514, CHC2 92514||US||1984|