GENE AMMONS

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Gene Ammons, who had a huge and immediately recognizable tone on tenor, was a very flexible player who could play bebop with the best (always battling his friend Sonny Stitt to a tie) yet was an influence on the R&B world. Some of his ballad renditions became hits and, despite two unfortunate interruptions in his career, Ammons remained a popular attraction for 25 years.

Son of the great boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, Gene Ammons (who was nicknamed "Jug") left Chicago at age 18 to work with King Kolax's band. He originally came to fame as a key soloist with Billy Eckstine's orchestra during 1944-1947, trading off with Dexter Gordon on the famous Eckstine record Blowing the Blues Away. Other than a notable stint with Woody Herman's Third Herd in 1949 and an attempt at co-leading a two tenor group in the early '50s with Sonny Stitt, Ammons worked as a single
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Prestige Collection: 1960-1962Prestige Collection: 1960-1962
Enlightenment 2017
$10.24
Boss Tenor [Reissue]Boss Tenor [Reissue]
Remastered
Prestige 2006
$10.12
$10.26 (used)
Blue Groove / PreachinBlue Groove / Preachin
Remastered
Groove Hut Spain 2013
$8.95
$13.91 (used)
The Chase! by Gene Ammons (1996-07-09)The Chase! by Gene Ammons (1996-07-09)
Prestige
$33.96
$34.00 (used)
Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961
Verve 2015
$21.99
$28.09 (used)
The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle JugThe Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug
Remastered
Prestige 1992
$4.63 (used)
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GENE AMMONS Discography

GENE AMMONS albums / top albums

GENE AMMONS Favorites, Volume One (aka Tenor Sax Favorites, Volume One) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Favorites, Volume One (aka Tenor Sax Favorites, Volume One)
Bop 1951
GENE AMMONS Tenor Sax Favorites: Volume Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tenor Sax Favorites: Volume Two
Bop 1952
GENE AMMONS Gene Ammons Favorites, Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gene Ammons Favorites, Volume 3
Bop 1953
GENE AMMONS With or Without album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With or Without
Bop 1954
GENE AMMONS A Hi Fidelity Modern Jazz Jam Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Hi Fidelity Modern Jazz Jam Session
Hard Bop 1955
GENE AMMONS Hi Fidelity Jam Session (aka The Happy Blues) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hi Fidelity Jam Session (aka The Happy Blues)
Hard Bop 1956
GENE AMMONS All-Star Sessions (aka Woofin' and Tweetin') album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All-Star Sessions (aka Woofin' and Tweetin')
Bop 1956
GENE AMMONS Jammin' With Gene (aka Not Really The Blues ) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jammin' With Gene (aka Not Really The Blues )
Hard Bop 1956
GENE AMMONS Jammin' in Hi Fi With Gene Ammons (aka The Twister) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Jammin' in Hi Fi With Gene Ammons (aka The Twister)
Hard Bop 1957
GENE AMMONS Funky album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Funky
Hard Bop 1957
GENE AMMONS Blue Gene album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Blue Gene
Hard Bop 1958
GENE AMMONS The Big Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Sound
Hard Bop 1958
GENE AMMONS Soulful Saxophone (aka Makes It Happen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soulful Saxophone (aka Makes It Happen)
Bop 1959
GENE AMMONS Boss Tenor album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Boss Tenor
Hard Bop 1960
GENE AMMONS Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt  : Jug & Sonny album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt : Jug & Sonny
Bop 1960
GENE AMMONS Twisting The Jug album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Twisting The Jug
Soul Jazz 1961
GENE AMMONS 5.00 | 1 ratings
"Jug"
Soul Jazz 1961
GENE AMMONS Groove Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Groove Blues
Hard Bop 1961
GENE AMMONS Up Tight! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Up Tight!
Soul Jazz 1961
GENE AMMONS Nice an' Cool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nice an' Cool
Soul Jazz 1961
GENE AMMONS The Golden Saxophone of Gene Ammons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Golden Saxophone of Gene Ammons
Bop 1961
GENE AMMONS Boss Tenors In Orbit! (with Sonny Stitt) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boss Tenors In Orbit! (with Sonny Stitt)
Soul Jazz 1962
GENE AMMONS Gene Ammons / Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Gene Ammons / Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961
Hard Bop 1962
GENE AMMONS Dig Him! (with Sonny Stitt)(aka We'll Be Together Again) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Dig Him! (with Sonny Stitt)(aka We'll Be Together Again)
Soul Jazz 1962
GENE AMMONS Bad! Bossa Nova album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bad! Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova 1962
GENE AMMONS Soul Summit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Summit
Soul Jazz 1962
GENE AMMONS The Soulful Moods Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soulful Moods Of
Soul Jazz 1963
GENE AMMONS Preachin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Preachin'
Jazz Related Gospel 1963
GENE AMMONS Light, Bluesy, And Moody album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Light, Bluesy, And Moody
Bop 1963
GENE AMMONS Soul Summit Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Summit Vol. 2
Soul Jazz 1963
GENE AMMONS Late Hour Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Late Hour Special
Soul Jazz 1964
GENE AMMONS Velvet Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Velvet Soul
Soul Jazz 1964
GENE AMMONS Angel Eyes album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Angel Eyes
Hard Bop 1965
GENE AMMONS Sock! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sock!
Bop 1965
GENE AMMONS Boss Soul! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boss Soul!
Soul Jazz 1966
GENE AMMONS The Boss Is Back! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Boss Is Back!
Soul Jazz 1969
GENE AMMONS Brother Jug! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Brother Jug!
Soul Jazz 1970
GENE AMMONS The Black Cat! album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Black Cat!
Soul Jazz 1971
GENE AMMONS You Talk That Talk! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Talk That Talk!
Soul Jazz 1971
GENE AMMONS My Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Way
Soul Jazz 1971
GENE AMMONS Free Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free Again
Big Band 1972
GENE AMMONS Jug & Dodo album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Jug & Dodo
Bop 1972
GENE AMMONS Got My Own album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Got My Own
Soul Jazz 1973
GENE AMMONS Big Bad Jug album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Bad Jug
Soul Jazz 1973
GENE AMMONS Brasswind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brasswind
RnB 1974
GENE AMMONS Goodbye album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Goodbye
Hard Bop 1975
GENE AMMONS Swinging The Jugg album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swinging The Jugg
Soul Jazz 1976
GENE AMMONS Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt : Together Again For The Last Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt : Together Again For The Last Time
Hard Bop 1976
GENE AMMONS Blue Groove album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Groove
Soul Jazz 1982
GENE AMMONS Night Lights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Lights
Soul Jazz 1985

GENE AMMONS EPs & splits

GENE AMMONS live albums

GENE AMMONS Just Jug (aka Live!In Chicago) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Jug (aka Live!In Chicago)
Hard Bop 1962
GENE AMMONS Live! In Chicago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live! In Chicago
Hard Bop 1967
GENE AMMONS The Chase! (with Dexter Gordon) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chase! (with Dexter Gordon)
Bop 1971
GENE AMMONS Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux
Hard Bop 1973
GENE AMMONS Chicago Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chicago Concert
Hard Bop 1973
GENE AMMONS In Sweden album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Sweden
Hard Bop 1981
GENE AMMONS God Bless Jug and Sonny (with Sonny Stitt) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
God Bless Jug and Sonny (with Sonny Stitt)
Hard Bop 2001
GENE AMMONS Left Bank Encores album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Left Bank Encores
Hard Bop 2002

GENE AMMONS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

GENE AMMONS re-issues & compilations

GENE AMMONS Juggin' Around album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Juggin' Around
Big Band 1961
GENE AMMONS Nothin' But Soul (aka Heavy Sax) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nothin' But Soul (aka Heavy Sax)
Soul Jazz 1969
GENE AMMONS Juganthology album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Juganthology
Hard Bop 1974
GENE AMMONS Red Top album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Red Top
Bop 1976
GENE AMMONS The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug
Soul Jazz 1978
GENE AMMONS Greatest Hits, Volume 1: The Sixties album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits, Volume 1: The Sixties
Soul Jazz 1988
GENE AMMONS Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Jack McDuff : Soul Summit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Jack McDuff : Soul Summit
Soul Jazz 1992
GENE AMMONS The Gene Ammons Story: Organ Combos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gene Ammons Story: Organ Combos
Soul Jazz 1992
GENE AMMONS Greatest Hits: The 70s album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits: The 70s
Soul Jazz 1998
GENE AMMONS Greatest Hits: The 50s album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits: The 50s
Hard Bop 1998
GENE AMMONS The Chronological Classics: Gene Ammons 1947-1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Gene Ammons 1947-1949
Bop 2002
GENE AMMONS It's the Talk of the Town album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's the Talk of the Town
Hard Bop 2013
GENE AMMONS Gene Ammons - 1945-1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gene Ammons - 1945-1949
Bop 2013
GENE AMMONS The Prestige Collection: 1960-1962 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Prestige Collection: 1960-1962
Hard Bop 2017

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