Gene Ammons Discography

1944 (age 19)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Marion Hazel, Shorty McConnell (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano, arranger) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor) Tadd Dameron (arranger)
NYC, December 5, 1944
118-2If That's The Way You FeelDeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
119-4I Want To Talk About YouDeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
120Blowing The Blues AwaySwingtime (E) ST 1015; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
120-3-DeLuxe 2001; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
121-2Opus XDeLuxe 2002; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
122I'll Wait And PrayDeLuxe 2003; Ember (E) FA 2010; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
123The Real Thing Happened To MeDeLuxe 2002; Audio Lab AL 1549; Swingtime (E) ST 1015
* Ember (E) FA 2010   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B
* Audio Lab AL 1549   Billy Eckstine/Maxine Sullivan - Mr. B
* Swingtime (E) ST 1015   Billy Eckstine - Blowing The Blues Away
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 Young Dex 1944-1946
* DeLuxe 2001   Billy Eckstine - If That's The Way You Feel / Blowing The Blues Away
* DeLuxe 2003   Billy Eckstine - I Want To Talk About You / I'll Wait And Pray
* DeLuxe 2002   Billy Eckstine - Opus X / The Real Thing Happened To Me

1945 (age 20)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, arranger) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Tadd Dameron, John Malachi, Jerry Valentine (arranger)
AFRS Jubilee broadcast, Los Angeles, CA, February, March, 1945
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
Blowin' The Blues AwaySpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
'Deed I DoSpotlite (E) SPJ 100
I Wanna Talk About YouSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
TogetherSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Mean To Me-
Without A SongSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Mr. ChipsSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
Air Mail SpecialSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Don't Blame Me-
If That's The Way You FeelSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
Opus XSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Love Me Or Leave Me-
One O'Clock Jump (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 100   Billy Eckstine - Together
* Almanac QSR 2415   Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1945
* Xanadu 207   Billy Eckstine - I Want To Talk About You

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1Lonesome Lover BluesNational 9015; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
NSC54-3A Cottage For SaleNational 9014; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC55-2I Love The Rhythm In A RiffNational 9014; EmArcy MG 36016; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)National 9015; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 Young Dex 1944-1946
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* National 9015   Billy Eckstine - Lonesome Lover Blues / Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)
* National 9014   Billy Eckstine - I Love The Rhythm In A Riff / A Cottage For Sale

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61My Deep Blue DreamNational 9021; EmArcy MG 36029; Regent MG 6054
NSC62Prisoner Of LoveNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC63A Penny For Your ThoughtsRegent MG 6052
NSC64It Ain't Like ThatNational 9020; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9021   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream / Jelly Jelly
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues
* National 9020   Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That / I've Got To Pass Your House

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For LoveNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC70You Call It MadnessNational 9019; EmArcy MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC71All I Sing Is BluesNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC72Long, Long JourneyNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9016   Billy Eckstine - Long, Long Journey / I'm In The Mood For Love
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues

1946

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Kenny Dorham, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone) possibly Richard Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, January 3, 1946
NSC100I Only Have Eyes For YouNational 9076; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC103You're My EverythingNational 9052; EmArcy MG 36030; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC104I've Got To Pass Your HouseNational 9020; Savoy SJL 1127
NSC105The Jitney ManNational 9049; Savoy SJL 2214, SVY 17028
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Savoy SJL 1127   Billy Eckstine Sings
* Savoy SVY 17028   Kenny Dorham - Blues In Bebop
* National 9076   Billy Eckstine - I Only Have Eyes For You / Blues
* National 9052   Billy Eckstine - You're My Everything / Cool Breeze
* National 9020   Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That / I've Got To Pass Your House
* National 9049   Billy Eckstine - The Jitney Man / Sophisticated Lady

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): Fats Navarro (trumpet) Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) replaces Dorham, Simmons, Houston, Ellington
NYC, February, 1946
NSC114BlueNational 9018; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC115Second Balcony JumpNational 9018; EmArcy MG 36016; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC116Gloomy SundayNational 9037; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC117Tell Me Pretty BabyNational 9019; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* National 9018   Billy Eckstine - Blue / Second Balcony Jump
* National 9037   Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday / In The Still Of The Night
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same personnel
NYC, March, 1946
NSC122Love Is The ThingNational 9125; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC123Without A SongNational 9061; EmArcy EP 1-6116, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC124Cool BreezeNational 9052, 9132; EmArcy MG 36038; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC125Don't Take Your Love From MeNational 9023; Savoy SJL 2214
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* EmArcy EP 1-6116   Billy Eckstine - ???
* National 9125   Billy Eckstine - Oo Bop Sh' Bam / Love Is The Thing
* National 9061   Billy Eckstine - Without A Song / Say It Isn't So
* National 9052   Billy Eckstine - You're My Everything / Cool Breeze
* National 9132   Billy Eckstine - Cool Breeze / Serenade In Blue
* National 9023   Billy Eckstine - All The Things You Are / Don't Take Your Love From Me

Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums) Mildred Anderson (vocals -1,2)
Chicago, IL, April 8, 1946
1. 328-1Doin' The Boogie WoogieMercury 8007, 314 528 292-2
2. 328-4-Mercury 8007 (alt.)
3. 329-1Lady Be GoodMercury 8115
4. 330Mr. Bell Boogie (Suitcase Blues)Mercury 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 8007   Albert Ammons - Doin' The Boogie Woogie / Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera
* Mercury 8007 (alt.)   Albert Ammons - Doin' The Boogie Woogie / Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera (some pressings)
* Mercury 8115   Albert Ammons - Lady Be Good / Mr. Bell Boogie

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax, possibly Rostelle Reese (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, unknown, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Billy Eckstine (valve trombone, vocals) Porter Kilbert, possibly Robert "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone) unknown (baritone saxophone) possibly Linton Garner or Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ann Baker (vocals)
NYC, circa June, July, 1946
Second Balcony JumpHarlequin (E) HQ 2068
Rhythm In A Riff-
You Call It Madness-
Second Balcony Jump (alt. take)-
Lonesome Lover Blues-
Taps Miller-
I Cried For You-
I Want To Talk About You-
Our Delight-
Prisoner Of Love-
* Harlequin (E) HQ 2068   Billy Eckstine - Rhythm In A Riff (Soundtrack)

Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums, vocals)
Chicago, IL, July 2, 1946
431-1Why I'm Leaving YouMercury 8140
432-3I Don't Want To See You (If You Can't See You By Myself)Mercury 8022
432-4-Mercury 8022 (alt.1), 70158
* Mercury 8140   Albert Ammons - Why I'm Leaving You
* Mercury 8022   Albert Ammons - Swanee River Boogie / I Don't Want To See You
* Mercury 8022 (alt.1)   Albert Ammons - Swanee River Boogie / I Don't Want To See You (some pressings)
* Mercury 70158, 70158x45   Albert Ammons - Swanee River Boogie / I Don't Want To See You

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 5, 1946
NSC164Oo Bop Sh' BamNational 9125; EmArcy MG 36038; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
-Oo Bop Sh' Bam (alt. take)Savoy SJL 2214
NSC165I Love The Loveliness Of YouNational 9030; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030
NSC166In The Still Of The NightNational 9037; EmArcy 16010, EP 1-6116, MG 26027, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC167Jelly JellyNational 9021; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Mercury SR 61187; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Mercury SR 61187   Various Artists - Original Golden Soul, Vol. 2
= Mercury SRM 2-600   Various Artists - Original Gold Soul: 21 All Time Soul Greats
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6116   Billy Eckstine - ???
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9125   Billy Eckstine - Oo Bop Sh' Bam / Love Is The Thing
* National 9030   Billy Eckstine - Time On My Hands / I Love The Loveliness Of You
* National 9037   Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday / In The Still Of The Night
* EmArcy 16010, 16010x45   Billy Eckstine - In A Sentimental Mood / In The Still Of The Night
* National 9021   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream / Jelly Jelly

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (trumpet) Water Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Velentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone) unidentified strings: add unidentified strings
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 6, 1946
NSC168My Silent LoveNational 9060; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC169Time On My HandsNational 9030; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC170All The Things You AreNational 9023; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC171In A Sentimental MoodNational 9060; EmArcy 16010, EP 1-6115, MG 36010; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6115   Billy Eckstine - ???
* National 9060   Billy Eckstine - My Silent Love / In A Sentimental Mood
* National 9030   Billy Eckstine - Time On My Hands / I Love The Loveliness Of You
* National 9023   Billy Eckstine - All The Things You Are / Don't Take Your Love From Me
* EmArcy 16010, 16010x45   Billy Eckstine - In A Sentimental Mood / In The Still Of The Night

Earl Coleman

Miles Davis (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 18, 1946
168-1Don't Sing Me The BluesBlack Lion (G) BLCD 760102
168-2--
169-1Don't Explain To Me Baby-
169-2--
169-3--
169-4--
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760102   Miles Davis - Boppin' The Blues

Ann Baker

Miles Davis (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Ann Baker (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 18, 1946
170-1Baby, Won't You Make Up Your MindBlack Lion (G) BLCD 760102
170-2--
170-3--
171-1I've Always Got The Blues (incomplete)-
171-2I've Always Got The Blues-
171-3--
* Black Lion (G) BLCD 760102   Miles Davis - Boppin' The Blues

1947

Petite Swanson With Marl Young Trio

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Marl Young (piano, arranger) Rail Wilson (bass) Petite Swanson (vocals)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, March, 1947
U-654-IVLawdy Miss ClaudySunbeam S-103
U-655-IVMy Jockey Knows How To Ride-
I'm SorrySunbeam S-107
Did You Ever Feel Lucky-
* Sunbeam S-103   Petite Swanson - Lawdy Miss Claudy / My Jockey Knows How To Ride
* Sunbeam S-107   Petite Swanson - I'm Sorry / Did You Ever Feel Lucky

Gene Ammons And His Sextet

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) James Craig (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Chuck Williams (drums) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, June 19, 1947
848ConcentrationEmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6052; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
849-1Red TopMercury 8048; EmArcy EMS 2-400
9677Red Top (vocal overdub)Mercury 70139; EmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6053; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
850-1IdahoMercury 8048, 70139; EmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6052; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
* Wing MGW 12156   Gene Ammons - Light, Bluesy, And Moody
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* EmArcy MG 26031   Gene Ammons - With Or Without
* EmArcy EP 1-6052   Gene Ammons - With Or Without
* EmArcy EP 1-6053   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Mercury 8048   Gene Ammons - Red Top / Idaho
* Mercury 70139, 70139x45   Gene Ammons - Red Top / Idaho

Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings

Marvin Randolph (trumpet -1/4) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Al Burroughs (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 6, 1947
1. 929-2St. Louis BluesMercury 8053, A 8053x45, MG 25012, EP 1-3044; EmArcy EMS 2-400
2. 929-3St. Louis Blues (alt. take)Mercury 8053 (alt.)
3. 930-1Shufflin' The BoogieMercury 8053, A 8053x45, MG 25012; EmArcy EMS 2-400
4. 930-2-Mercury 8053 (alt.)
5. 931-1S.P. BluesMercury 8063, MG 25012; EmArcy EMS 2-400
6. 932-1HiroshimaMercury 8063
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* Mercury MG 25012   Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Piano
* Mercury EP 1-3044   Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Piano
* Mercury 8053   Albert Ammons - St. Louis Blues / Shufflin' The Boogie
* Mercury 8053 (alt.)   Albert Ammons - St. Louis Blues / Shufflin' The Boogie (some pressings)
* Mercury 8063   Albert Ammons - S.P. Blues / Hiroshima
* Mercury A 8053x45   Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings (no details)

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone,alto saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums)
Toogood Studios, Chicago, IL, September 23, 1947
301-5ConcentrationAladdin 3012
302-7Jack's Townunissued
303-8Blowin' Red's TopAladdin 3012
304-9 | IM-5629Bartee Meets Geneunissued
* Aladdin 3012   Gene Ammons - Concentration / Blowin' Red's Top

Leo Parker's All Stars

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Charles Williams (drums)
Detroit, MI, October 4, 1947
DET800El SinoSavoy 912, XP 8081, MG 9018, SJL 1103
DET801InetaSavoy 954, MG 9009, SJL 1103
DET802Wild LeoSavoy 912, XP 8081, MG 9018, SJL 1103
DET803Leapin' LeoSavoy 950, XP 8081, MG 9018, SJL 1103
* Savoy SJL 1103   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Savoy MG 9018   Leo Parker - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 5
* Savoy MG 9009   Leo Parker's All Stars
* Savoy XP 8081   Leo Parker - New Sounds In Modern Music, Vol. 3
* Savoy 912   Leo Parker - El Sino / Wild Leo
* Savoy 954   Stan Getz - Running Water / Leo Parker - Ineta
* Savoy 950   Leo Parker - Wee Dot / Leapin' Leo

Gene Ammons Sextet With Earl Coleman

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto,baritone saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -2) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 23, 1947
1. 1133-2McDougal's SproutMercury 8062; EmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6052; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
2. 1134-2Hold That MoneyMercury 8062; EmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6053; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400; Mercury 314 528 292-2
3. 1135-2ShermanskiMercury 8096; EmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6052; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
4. 1136-1Harold The FoxMercury 8123; EmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6053, EMS 2-400
* Wing MGW 12156   Gene Ammons - Light, Bluesy, And Moody
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* EmArcy MG 26031   Gene Ammons - With Or Without
* EmArcy EP 1-6052   Gene Ammons - With Or Without
* EmArcy EP 1-6053   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Mercury 8062   Gene Ammons - McDougal's Sprout / Hold That Money
* Mercury 8096   Gene Ammons - Shermanski / E.A.A.K. Blues
* Mercury 8123   Gene Ammons - Harold The Fox / Jeet Jet

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Chuck Williams (drums)
"Club El Sino", Detroit, MI, October, 1947
unknown titleprivate tape
Medley: Red Top / unknown title / unknown title-
unknown title-
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After Hours (partial)-

Gene Ammons Sextet With Earl Coleman

Gail Brockman (trumpet) John "Flaps" Dungee (alto,baritone saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals) A.K. Salim (arranger)
Chicago, IL, December 1, 1947
1332-1Jeet JetMercury 8123; EmArcy MG 26031, EP 1-6053, EMS 2-400
1333-1Odd-En-DowMercury 8080; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
1334Going For The Okey DoakEmArcy EMS 2-400
1335E.A.A.K. BluesMercury 8096; EmArcy EMS 2-400
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* Wing MGW 12156   Gene Ammons - Light, Bluesy, And Moody
* EmArcy MG 26031   Gene Ammons - With Or Without
* EmArcy EP 1-6053   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Mercury 8123   Gene Ammons - Harold The Fox / Jeet Jet
* Mercury 8080   Gene Ammons - Odd-En-Dow / Dues In Blues
* Mercury 8096   Gene Ammons - Shermanski / E.A.A.K. Blues

Gene Ammons Sextet With Earl Coleman

Gail Brockman (trumpet) John "Flaps" Dungee (alto,baritone saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -3) A.K. Salim (arranger)
Chicago, IL, December 10, 1947
1. 1390Blowing The Family JewelsMercury 8905; EmArcy EMS 2-400
2. 1391Sugar-Coated-
3. 1392-2Dues In BluesMercury 8080; EmArcy EMS 2-400
4. 1393Jay JayMercury (J) 25PJ-58/61
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album
* Mercury 8905, 8905x45; Clef 8905, 8905x45   Gene Ammons - Blowing The Family Jewels / Sugar-Coated
* Mercury 8080   Gene Ammons - Odd-En-Dow / Dues In Blues

1948

Tom Archia All Stars

Gene Ammons, Tom Archia (tenor saxophone) Christine Chatman (piano) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums)
Chicago, IL, October 12, 1948
U7139McKie's Jam Boppers (The Battle)Aristocrat 605; Chess CHV 414; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7139-alt.Jam For BoppersChess LP 1445; Cadet LP 785, 2CA 60038
* Chess CHV 414   Various Artists - 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings: Chicago Boss Tenors
* Cadet 2CA 60038; Chess CH2 92514   Gene Ammons - Early Visions
* Chess LP 1445, CH 91549   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Cadet LP 785   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Aristocrat 605   Tom Archia - Downfall Blues / McKie's Jam Boppers

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons, Tom Archia (tenor saxophone) Christine Chatman (piano) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums): same session
Chicago, IL, October 12, 1948
U7140Swingin' For Christmas (Swingin' For Xmas)Aristocrat 606; Chess CHV 414; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7141unknown titleChess unissued
U7142It's The Talk Of The TownAristocrat 606; Chess LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7143unknown titleChess unissued
* Chess CHV 414   Various Artists - 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings: Chicago Boss Tenors
* Cadet 2CA 60038; Chess CH2 92514   Gene Ammons - Early Visions
* Chess LP 1442   The Soulful Saxophone Of Gene Ammons
= Cadet LP 783   Gene Ammons - Makes It Happen
* Aristocrat 606; Chess 1445   Gene Ammons/Tom Archia - Swingin' For Xmas / Talk Of The Town

1949

Gene Ammons And His Orchestra

Jesse Miller (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Leo Blevens (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Marcel Daniels (vocals -1/3)
NYC, February 5, 1949
1. 2501-1Daddy Sauce's AirlinesMercury 8145; EmArcy MG 36016, EMS 2-400
2. 2502-1Little Irv-
3. 2503-1Abdullah's FiestaMercury 8125; EmArcy EMS 2-400
4. 2504-1Brother Jug's SermonMercury 8125; EmArcy MG 36023, DEM 2, EMS 2-400
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* Mercury 8145   Gene Ammons - Daddy Sauce's Airlines / Little Irv
* Mercury 8125   Gene Ammons - Abdullah's Fiesta / Brother Jug's Sermon

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Christine Chatman (piano, vocals) Leo Blevins (guitar) Lowell Pointer (bass) Ike Day (drums) Mary Graham (vocals)
Chicago, IL, February 28, 1949
U7178Do You Really Mean ItChess 1428; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7179Bless YouChess 1425; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7180Stuffy (Tenor Eleven)Aristocrat 711; Chess LP 1445, CHV 414; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7181Once In A WhileAristocrat 711; Chess 1525, LP 1442, LP 1445; Cadet 2CA 60038
* Cadet 2CA 60038; Chess CH2 92514   Gene Ammons - Early Visions
* Chess LP 1445, CH 91549   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Chess CHV 414   Various Artists - 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings: Chicago Boss Tenors
* Chess LP 1442   The Soulful Saxophone Of Gene Ammons
= Cadet LP 783   Gene Ammons - Makes It Happen
* Chess 1428   Gene Ammons - Do You Really Mean It / Goodbye
* Chess 1425   Gene Ammons - Bless You / My Foolish Heart
* Chess 1525   Gene Ammons - Once In A While / Tenor Eleven
* Aristocrat 711   Gene Ammons - Stuffy / Once In A While

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Shorty Rogers (trumpet, arranger) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone, arranger) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Lou Levy (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger)
NYC, May 26, 1949
3794-4The CricketsCapitol 57-682, CDP 7 98453 2
3795-2More MoonCapitol 57-682, 15844, EAP 1-324, H 324, M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
* Capitol M 11034   Woody Herman - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 9: Early Autumn
* Capitol CDP 7 98453 2   Woody Herman - Keeper Of The Flame
* Capitol H 324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz
* Capitol EAP 1-324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz, Part 1
* Capitol 57-682, F 682   Woody Herman - The Crickets / More Moon
* Capitol 15844   Woody Herman And His Orchestra (no details)

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Shorty Rogers (trumpet, arranger) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone, arranger) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger): add Terry Gibbs (vibraphone)
"Rendezvous Ballroom", Balboa Beach, CA, July 2, 1949
Blue Flame
Lemon Drop
Laura
More MoonArtistry 109
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Four Brothers
The Crickets
Terry And The Pirates (incomplete)
The Man I Love
I Ain't Gonna Wait Too LongArtistry 109
Everywhere-
That's Right-
Blue Flame
* Artistry 109   Woody Herman - The California Concerts 1949

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Shorty Rogers (trumpet, arranger) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone, arranger) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger): Joe Mondragon (bass) replaces Pettiford
Hollywood, CA, July 14, 1949
4666-2Detour AheadCapitol 57-837, M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
4667-3Jamaica RhumbaCapitol 57-720, M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
4668-2Not Really The BluesCapitol 57-837, EAP 3-324, H 324, M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
4669-1The Great LieCapitol M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
4670-1More Than You KnowCapitol CDP 7 98453 2
* Capitol M 11034   Woody Herman - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 9: Early Autumn
* Capitol CDP 7 98453 2   Woody Herman - Keeper Of The Flame
* Capitol H 324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz
* Capitol EAP 3-324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz, Part 3
* Capitol 57-837, F 837   Woody Herman - Detour Ahead / Not Really The Blues
* Capitol 57-720, F 720   Woody Herman - Jamaica Rhumba / Tenderly

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Shorty Rogers (trumpet, arranger) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone, arranger) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger): same personnel
"Rendezvous Ballroom", Balboa Beach, CA, July 16, 1949
The Goof And I
P.S. I Love You
I Only Have Eyes For You
Lollypop
You've Got A Date With The Blues
Tiny's Blues
Apple Honey (incomplete)
Early AutumnArtistry 109
Man, Don't Be Ridiculous
* Artistry 109   Woody Herman - The California Concerts 1949

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Shorty Rogers (trumpet, arranger) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone, arranger) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger): same personnel
Hollywood, CA, July 20, 1949
4673-3TenderlyCapitol 57-720, 15848, EAP 2-324, H 324, M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
4674-1LollypopCapitol EAP 3-324, H 324, M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
4675-5(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal, YouCapitol 57-772, CDP 7 98453 2
4679-3Rhapsody In WoodCapitol 57-772, 15610, 15845, EAP 1-324, H 235, H 324, M 11034, CDP 7 98453 2
* Capitol M 11034   Woody Herman - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 9: Early Autumn
* Capitol CDP 7 98453 2   Woody Herman - Keeper Of The Flame
* Capitol H 324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz
* Capitol H 235, (E) LC 6510   Various Artists - Classics In Jazz: Battle Of The Big Bands
* Capitol EAP 2-324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz, Part 2
* Capitol EAP 3-324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz, Part 3
* Capitol EAP 1-324   Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Classics In Jazz, Part 1
* Capitol 57-720, F 720   Woody Herman - Jamaica Rhumba / Tenderly
* Capitol 57-772, F 772   Woody Herman - You Rascal, You / Rhapsody In Wood
* Capitol 15848, 15610, 15845   Woody Herman And His Orchestra (no details)

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Shorty Rogers (trumpet, arranger) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone, arranger) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel (arranger): same personnel
Hollywood, CA, July 21, 1949
In The BeginningCapitol CDP 7 98453 2
You've Got A Date With The Blues-
* Capitol CDP 7 98453 2   Woody Herman - Keeper Of The Flame

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Shorty Rogers, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals)
"Rendezvous Ballroom", Balboa Beach, CA, July 29, 1949
Lemon Drop
I've Got News For You
I Ain't Gonna Wait Too LongFirst Heard (E) FH 29
Everywhere
Four BrothersFirst Heard (E) FH 29
Keen And Peachy
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
More Moon
* First Heard (E) FH 29   Woody Herman And His Orchestra (no details)

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Shorty Rogers, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Stan Kenton (announcer): add Stan Kenton (announcer)
MBS broadcast, "Rendezvous Ballroom", Balboa Beach, CA, July 30, 1949
LollypopJoyce LP 1012
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-
Four Brothers-
Early Autumn-
That's Right-
Ornithology-
* Joyce LP 1012   Charlie Barnet Versus Woody Herman - One Night With The Battle Of The Bands

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Shorty Rogers, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone, vocals) Sam Marowitz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Savitt (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Lou Levy (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals): omit Kenton
"The Shrine Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, August, 1949
Early Autumn
Keen And PeachyArtistry 109
Pennies From Heaven-
Rhapsody In WoodFirst Heard (E) FH 29
What's New (incomplete)
same session
Lemon DropArtistry 109
Keen And Peachy
More Moon
same session
Terry And The PiratesQueen-disc (It) Q-005; Artistry 109
Man, Don't Be Ridiculous-
Summer Sequence, Part 1/3Queen-disc (It) Q-005
Jamaica Rhumba
The Man I Love
Detour Ahead
Apple Honey
* Artistry 109   Woody Herman - The California Concerts 1949
* Queen-disc (It) Q-005   Woody Herman And The Four Brothers Live
* First Heard (E) FH 29   Woody Herman And His Orchestra (no details)

Gene Ammons Octet

Josse Miller (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Ernest McDonald (alto,baritone saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Leo Blevens (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Jimmy Mundy (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 4, 1949
3001Everything Depends On YouMercury 8167; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
3002Hot Springs-
3003When You're GoneMercury 8185; Wing MGW 12156; EmArcy EMS 2-400
3004Little Slam-
* Wing MGW 12156   Gene Ammons - Light, Bluesy, And Moody
* EmArcy EMS 2-400   Gene Ammons - Jug Sessions
* Mercury 8167   Gene Ammons - Everything Depends On You / Hot Springs
* Mercury 8185   Gene Ammons - When You're Gone / Little Slam

1950

Gene Ammons Septet

Jesse Miller (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Leo Blevins (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 8, 1950
U7231Pennies From HeavenAristocrat 411; Chess LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7232The Last Chance (The Last Mile)Aristocrat 411; Chess LP 1445; Cadet LP 785, 2CA 60038
U7233Cha-BootieChess 1429, LP 1445; Cadet LP 785, 2CA 60038
U7234Full MoonChess 1429, LP 1445; Cadet LP 785
U7234-alt.More MoonChess CHV 414; Cadet 2CA 60038
* Chess LP 1442   The Soulful Saxophone Of Gene Ammons
= Cadet LP 783   Gene Ammons - Makes It Happen
* Cadet 2CA 60038; Chess CH2 92514   Gene Ammons - Early Visions
* Chess LP 1445, CH 91549   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Cadet LP 785   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Chess CHV 414   Various Artists - 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings: Chicago Boss Tenors
* Chess 1429   Gene Ammons - Cha-Bootie / Full Moon
* Aristocrat 411; Chess 1431   Gene Ammons - Pennies From Heaven / The Last Mile

Count Basie Octet

Harry Edison (trumpet) Dicky Wells (trombone) Georgie Auld (tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor,baritone saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Al McKibbon (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) "Google Eyes" (vocals) The Deep River Boys: J. August, H. Douglas, E. Ware, G. Lawson, V. Gardner (vocal group) Buck Clayton (arranger)
NYC, February 6, 1950
E0VB3187-1If You See My BabyRCA Victor LPM 1112; RCA (F) 741042, (F) PM 42113; RCA Bluebird 66158-2
E0VB3187-2If You See My Baby (instrumental version)unissued
E0VB3188-1Solid As A RockRCA Victor 20-3699, 47-3235; RCA (F) 741042
E0VB3189-1Rat RaceRCA Victor LPM 1112, LPV 519; RCA (F) 741042, (F) PM 43688; RCA Bluebird 66158-2
E0VB3190-1SweetsRCA Victor LPM 1112; RCA (F) 741042, (F) PM 42113, (F) PM 43688; RCA Bluebird 66158-2
* RCA Victor LPM 1112, LSP 1112   Count Basie
* RCA (F) 741042   Count Basie 1949-1950, Vol. 3
* RCA Victor LPV 519   Various Artists - The Be-Bop Era
* RCA (F) PM 42113; RCA Bluebird 66158-2; RCA Victor 20-3699, 47-3235; RCA (F) PM 43688   Count Basie Octet (no details)

Dick Hyman Quintet

Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone -2) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Dick Hyman (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WNYC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, February 18, 1950
1.The Way You Look TonightOzone 1; Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013
2.Fine And Dandy-
* Ozone 1   Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt
* Kings Of Jazz (It) KLJ 20013   Here Are Stan Getz And Miles Davis

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Septet / Gene Ammons And His Band

Bill Massey (trumpet -3,4) Eph Greenlea (trombone -3,4) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor,baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 5, 1950
1. BL1218Soft WindsBirdland unissued
2. BL1219Keep Your Head From Ammons-
3. BL1220Bye ByeBirdland 6006; Prestige 845, PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 014-2
4. BL1221Let It BeBirdland 6006; Prestige PR 7823
5. BL1222-1Blues Up And DownPrestige PRLP 7050, PR 7823
6. BL1222-2-Birdland 6005; Prestige PREP 1316, PRLP 107, PRLP 7050, PR 7823, PRLP 7306, (J) SLP 47; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
7. BL1222-3-Prestige PRLP 7050, PR 7823
8. BL1223-1You Can Depend On MeBirdland 6005; Prestige PREP 1316, PRLP 107, PRLP 7050, PR 7823, (J) SLP 47
9. BL1223-2-Prestige PRLP 7050, PR 7823
* Prestige PR 7823   Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRLP 7050; Original Jazz Classics OJC 014, OJCCD 014-2   Gene Ammons All Star Sessions
= Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.)   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin'
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Prestige (J) SLP 47   Various Artists - Early Prestige Sessions 1949/50
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige PRLP 112   Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 107   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Battle Of The Saxes
* Prestige PREP 1316   Sonny Stitt With Gene Ammons
* Birdland 6006; Prestige 713   Gene Ammons - Bye Bye / Let It Be
* Prestige 845   Gene Ammons - Bye Bye / I Can't Give You Anything But Love
* Birdland 6005; Prestige 709   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Blues Up And Down / You Can Depend On Me

Teddy Williams

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor,baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Teddy Williams (vocals)
NYC, March 5, 1950
BL1224A Touch Of The BluesPrestige 715, PR 7823, PRCD 24115-2
BL1225Dumb Woman BluesPrestige 715
* Prestige PR 7823   Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRCD 24115-2   Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2
* Prestige 715   Teddy Williams - A Touch Of The Blues / Dumb Woman Blues

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (baritone saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, April 26, 1950
85ChabootiePrestige 741, PRLP 107, PR 7823, P 24058
86Who Put The Sleeping Pills (In Rip Van Winkle's Coffee)Prestige 721, PR 7823
87Gravy (Walkin')Prestige 717, PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
88Easy GlidePrestige PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058
* Prestige PR 7823   Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige PRLP 107   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Battle Of The Saxes
* Prestige PRLP 112   Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1
* Prestige 741, 741x45   Gene Ammons - Blue And Sentimental / Chabootie
* Prestige 721   Gene Ammons - La Vie En Rose / Who Put The Sleeping Pills
* Prestige 717   Gene Ammons - I Wanna Be Loved / Gravy

Gene Ammons Sextet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wesley Landers (drums)
Chicago, IL, May 2, 1950
U7247Tenor ElevenChess 1525, LP 1445; Cadet LP 785, 2CA 60038
U7248GoodbyeChess 1428, LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7249You Go To My HeadChess LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7250My Foolish HeartChess 1425, LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
* Chess LP 1445, CH 91549   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Cadet LP 785   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Cadet 2CA 60038; Chess CH2 92514   Gene Ammons - Early Visions
* Chess LP 1442   The Soulful Saxophone Of Gene Ammons
= Cadet LP 783   Gene Ammons - Makes It Happen
* Chess 1525   Gene Ammons - Once In A While / Tenor Eleven
* Chess 1428   Gene Ammons - Do You Really Mean It / Goodbye
* Chess 1425   Gene Ammons - Bless You / My Foolish Heart

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wes Landers (drums)
NYC, June 28, 1950
89I Wanna Be LovedPrestige 717, PRLP 107, PR 7823, P 24058
91I Can't Give You Anything But LovePrestige 731, 845, PRLP 112, PR 7823, P 24058
* Prestige PR 7823   Gene Ammons - Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRLP 107   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Battle Of The Saxes
* Prestige PRLP 112   Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1
* Prestige 717   Gene Ammons - I Wanna Be Loved / Gravy
* Prestige 731   Gene Ammons - Sweet Jennie Lou / I Can't Give You Anything But Love
* Prestige 845   Gene Ammons - Bye Bye / I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (baritone saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wes Landers (drums)
NYC, July 27, 1950
100Back In Your Own BackyardPrestige 725, PRLP 112, P 24058
101Sweet Jennie LouPrestige 731, P 24058
102La Vie En RosePrestige 721, 844, PRLP 112
103Seven ElevenPrestige 725, PRLP 107, P 24058
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRLP 112   Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 107   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Battle Of The Saxes
* Prestige 725   Gene Ammons - Back In Our Own Backyard / Seven Eleven
* Prestige 731   Gene Ammons - Sweet Jennie Lou / I Can't Give You Anything But Love
* Prestige 721   Gene Ammons - La Vie En Rose / Who Put The Sleeping Pills
* Prestige 844   Gene Ammons - La Vie En Rose / Jug

Gene Ammons Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (baritone saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wesley Landers (drums)
Chicago, IL, August, 1950
U7265Jug Head RambleChess 1433, CHV 414; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7266Can Anyone ExplainChess 1433, LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7267Don't Do Me WrongChess 1450, LP 1445; Cadet LP 785, 2CA 60038
U7268Prelude To A KissChess 1450, LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
* Chess CHV 414   Various Artists - 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings: Chicago Boss Tenors
* Cadet 2CA 60038; Chess CH2 92514   Gene Ammons - Early Visions
* Chess LP 1442   The Soulful Saxophone Of Gene Ammons
= Cadet LP 783   Gene Ammons - Makes It Happen
* Chess LP 1445, CH 91549   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Cadet LP 785   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Chess 1433   Gene Ammons - Jug Head Ramble / Can Anyone Explain
* Chess 1450   Gene Ammons - Don't Do Me Wrong / Prelude To A Kiss

Sonny Stitt Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (baritone saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wes Landers (drums) Larry Townsend (vocals)
NYC, October 8, 1950
112To Think You've Chosen MePrestige 728, PR 7585; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 060-2; Prestige PRCD 24115-2
113After You've GonePrestige 727, PRLP 126, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, P 24044; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 060-2; Prestige PRCD 24115-2
114Our Very Own-
115'S WonderfulPrestige 746, 843, PRLP 148, PRLP 7133, PR 7585, P 24044; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 060-2; Prestige PRCD 24115-2
* Prestige PR 7585   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 7133   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits
* Prestige P 24044   Sonny Stitt - Genesis
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 060-2   Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope
* Prestige PRCD 24115-2   Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 126   Sonny Stitt Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 148   Sonny Stitt Tenor Sax, Vol. 2
* Prestige 728   Sonny Stitt - To Think You've Chosen Me / Dizzy Gillespie - Thinking Of You
* Prestige 727   Sonny Stitt - After You've Gone / Our Very Own
* Prestige 746   Sonny Stitt - 'S Wonderful / The Thrill Of Your Kiss
* Prestige 843   Sonny Stitt - 'S Wonderful / ???

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone -1,2) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wes Landers (drums)
NYC, October 28, 1950
1. 116Stringin' The Jug, Part 1Prestige 748, PREP 1316, PRLP 107, PRLP 7050
2. 117Stringin' The Jug, Part 2-
3. 118When I Dream Of YouPrestige 805, PRLP 112, P 24058; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 014-2
4. 119A Lover Is BluePrestige PRLP 112, P 24058; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 014-2
* Prestige PRLP 7050; Original Jazz Classics OJC 014, OJCCD 014-2   Gene Ammons All Star Sessions
= Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.)   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin'
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRLP 107   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Battle Of The Saxes
* Prestige PRLP 112   Gene Ammons Tenor Sax, Vol. 1
* Prestige PREP 1316   Sonny Stitt With Gene Ammons
* Prestige 748, 748x45   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Stringin' The Jug, Part 1&2
* Prestige 805, 805x45   Gene Ammons - When I Dream Of You / Wow

1951

Gene Ammons Septet

Billy Massey (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor,baritone saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1951
124AAround About One A.M.Prestige 735, P 24058
125JugPrestige 735, 844, PRLP 127, P 24058
126BWow!Prestige 805, PRLP 127, P 24058
127BBlue And SentimentalPrestige 741, PRLP 127, P 24058
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRLP 127   Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige 735   Gene Ammons - Around About One A.M. / Jug
* Prestige 844   Gene Ammons - La Vie En Rose / Jug
* Prestige 805, 805x45   Gene Ammons - When I Dream Of You / Wow
* Prestige 741, 741x45   Gene Ammons - Blue And Sentimental / Chabootie

Gene Ammons Septet

Billy Massey (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt (trombone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (baritone saxophone) Charlie Bateman (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Art Blakey (drums -1,2) Teddy Stewart (drums -3,4) Larry Townsend (vocals)
NYC, January 31, 1951
1. 136ANew Blues Up And Down, Part 1Prestige 877, PRLP 127, PRLP 7050
2. 137ANew Blues Up And Down, Part 2-
3. 138The Thrill Of Your KissPrestige 746, PR 7612, PRCD 24115-2
4. 139If The Moon Turns GreenPrestige 739, PR 7612, PRCD 24115-2
* Prestige PRLP 7050; Original Jazz Classics OJC 014, OJCCD 014-2   Gene Ammons All Star Sessions
= Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.)   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin'
* Prestige PR 7612   Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRCD 24115-2   Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 127   Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige 877   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - New Blues Up And Down, Part 1&2
* Prestige 746   Sonny Stitt - 'S Wonderful / The Thrill Of Your Kiss
* Prestige 739   Sonny Stitt - Can't We Be Friends / If The Moon Turns Green

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Wade Marcus (trombone) Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, March 10, 1951
More MoonChazzer 2004
My Foolish Heartprivate tape
After You've GoneChazzer 2004
Ain't Misbehavin'-
Blues Up And Down-
Jumpin' With Symphony Sidprivate tape
Ammons plays (tenor,baritone saxophone). Gene Ramey (bass) replaces Wright
Blues Up And DownPhilology (It) W 43.2
Ain't Misbehavin'-
After You've Gone-
* Chazzer 2004   The Vibes Are On Sonny Stitt-Gene Ammons/Al Cohn-Zoot Sims
* Philology (It) W 43.2   Sonny Stitt - Loose Walk

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
Chicago, IL, May 3, 1951
U7337Baby, Won't You Please Say YesChess 1464, LP 1445; Cadet LP 785, 2CA 60038
U7338Happiness Is Just A Thing Called JoeChess 1464, LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7339It's You Or No OneChess LP 1442; Cadet 2CA 60038
U7340Im's Not The Kind Of Guy (You're Not The Kind Of Girl)Chess LP 1445; Cadet LP 785, 2CA 60038
* Chess LP 1445, CH 91549   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Cadet LP 785   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Jug And Sonny
* Cadet 2CA 60038; Chess CH2 92514   Gene Ammons - Early Visions
* Chess LP 1442   The Soulful Saxophone Of Gene Ammons
= Cadet LP 783   Gene Ammons - Makes It Happen
* Chess 1464   Gene Ammons - Baby, Won't You Please Say Yes / Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe

Gene Ammons Septet

Billy Massey (trumpet) Eli Dabney (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Ruddy Williams (baritone saxophone) Clarence Anderson (piano) Earl May (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Sally Early (vocals -4)
NYC, June 29, 1951
1. 148Ammons BoogiePrestige 901, PRLP 127, P 24058
2. 149Echo Chamber Blues-
3. 150SiroccoPrestige 903, PRLP 127
4. 151Fine And Foxy (Fine And Dandy)-
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRLP 127   Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige 901   Gene Ammons - Ammons Boogie / Echo Chamber Blues
* Prestige 903   Gene Ammons - Sirocco / Fine And Dandy

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Clarence Anderson (piano) Earl May (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
NYC, August 14, 1951
160CHot StuffPrestige 754, PRLP 149, P 24058
161AThem There EyesPrestige PRLP 149, P 24058
162BWhen The Saints Go Marching InPrestige 754, PRLP 149, P 24058
163AArchiePrestige PRLP 149, P 24058, PRCD 24115-2
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRCD 24115-2   Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 149   Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige 754   Gene Ammons - Hot Stuff / When The Saints Go Marching In

Gene Ammons Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) Eli Dabney (trombone) Sonny Stitt (alto,baritone saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Clarence Anderson (piano) Ernie Shepard (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums)
NYC, November 14, 1951
255UndecidedPrestige 916, PRLP 149, P 24058
256Until The Real Thing Comes AlongPrestige 921, PRLP 149, P 24058
257Because Of RainPrestige 921, PRLP 149
258CharmainePrestige 916, PRLP 149
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Prestige PRLP 149   Gene Ammons Favorites, Vol. 2
* Prestige 916   Gene Ammons - Undecided / Charmaine
* Prestige 921   Gene Ammons - Until The Real Thing Comes Along / Because Of Rain

1952

Gene Ammons Septet

Bill Massey (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (baritone saxophone) John Houston (piano) Ernie Shepard (bass) Bob Wilson (drums)
NYC, March 24, 1952
82532I'll Walk AloneDecca 28094
82533Old Folks-
82534BeezyDecca 28222
82535Somewhere Along The Way-
* Decca 28094   Gene Ammons - I'll Walk Alone / Old Folks
* Decca 28222   Gene Ammons - Beezy / Somewhere Along The Way

Gene Ammons Octet

John Coles (trumpet) Lino Murray (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) McKinley Easton (baritone saxophone) John Huston (piano) unknown (guitar) Benny Stuberville (bass) George Brown (drums)
Chicago, IL, November 18, 1952
U1163Just ChipsUnited U 149; Savoy 4526, MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1164-2Street Of DreamsUnited U 137; Savoy MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1165-2The Beat (Good Time Blues)-
U1166Traveling LightUnited U 185; Savoy 4526, MG 14033, SJL 1103
* Savoy MG 14033   Gene Ammons - Golden Saxophone
* Savoy SJL 1103   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Savoy 4526   Gene Ammons - Chips / Traveling Light
* United U 149   Gene Ammons - Just Chips / Red Top
* United U 137   Gene Ammons - Street Of Dreams / The Beat
= Savoy 4527   Gene Ammons - Good Time Blues / Street Of Dreams
* United U 185   Gene Ammons - Traveling Light / Fuzzy

1953

Gene Ammons Octet

John Coles (trumpet) Lino Murray (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) McKinley Easton (baritone saxophone) John Huston (piano) unknown (guitar) Benny Stuberville (bass) George Brown (drums)
Chicago, IL, April 15, 1953
S302Red TopUnited U 149; Savoy 4528, MG 14033, SJL 1103
* Savoy MG 14033   Gene Ammons - Golden Saxophone
* Savoy SJL 1103   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Savoy 4528   Gene Ammons - Red Top / Stairway To The Stars
* United U 149   Gene Ammons - Just Chips / Red Top

Gene Ammons Octet

John Coles (trumpet) Lino Murray (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) McKinley Easton (baritone saxophone) John Huston (piano) unknown (guitar) Benny Stuberville (bass) George Brown (drums): same personnel
Chicago, IL, June 8, 1953
U1331FuzzyUnited U 185; Savoy 4529, MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1332Stairway To The StarsUnited U 164; Savoy 4528, MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1333Jim DawgsUnited U 164; Savoy 4529, MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1334Big SlamUnited U 175; Savoy MG 14033, SJL 1103
* Savoy MG 14033   Gene Ammons - Golden Saxophone
* Savoy SJL 1103   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Savoy 4529   Gene Ammons - Jim Dog / Fuzzy
* Savoy 4528   Gene Ammons - Red Top / Stairway To The Stars
* United U 185   Gene Ammons - Traveling Light / Fuzzy
* United U 164   Gene Ammons - Stairway To The Stars / Jim Dawgs
* United U 175   Gene Ammons - Big Slam, Part 1&2

1954

Gene Ammons Septet

Nat Howard (trumpet) Henderson Chambers (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Gene Easton (baritone saxophone) John Houston (piano) Ben Stuberville (bass) George Brown (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 26, 1954
643Sock!Prestige 911, 45-403, PR 7400, P 24058; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
644What I SayPrestige 916, PR 7400, P 24058
645Count Your BlessingsPrestige 907, PR 7400, PRCD 24266-2
646Cara Mia-
* Prestige PR 7400   Gene Ammons - Sock!
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige PRCD 24266-2   Gene Ammons - A Stranger In Town
* Prestige 45-403   Gene Ammons - Sock / Rock-Roll
* Prestige 911   Gene Ammons - Sock! / Blues Roller
* Prestige 916   Gene Ammons - What I Say / Our Love Is Here To Stay
* Prestige 907   Gene Ammons - Count Your Blessings / Cara Mia

1955 (age 30)

Gene Ammons Septet

Nat Howard (trumpet) Henderson Chambers (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Gene Easton (baritone saxophone) John Houston (piano) Ben Stuberville (bass) George Brown (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -1,3)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 8, 1955
1. 694This Is AlwaysPrestige 910, P 24058; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 187-2
2. 695Blues RollerPrestige 911, P 24058
3. 696My Last AffairPrestige 910; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 187-2
4. 697Our Love Is Here To StayPrestige 916, P 24058
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 187-2   Earl Coleman Returns
* Prestige 910   Gene Ammons - This Is Always / My Last Affair
* Prestige 911   Gene Ammons - Sock! / Blues Roller
* Prestige 916   Gene Ammons - What I Say / Our Love Is Here To Stay

Gene Ammons Sextet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Freddie Redd (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1955
755JuggernautPrestige PRLP 211, PRLP 7050, PR 24036
756Woofin' And Tweetin'Prestige 45-166, PRLP 211, PRLP 7050
* Prestige PRLP 7050; Original Jazz Classics OJC 014, OJCCD 014-2   Gene Ammons All Star Sessions
= Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.)   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin'
* Prestige PR 24036   Gene Ammons - Juganthology
* Prestige PRLP 211   Gene Ammons All Stars
* Prestige 45-166   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin', Part 1&2

Gene Ammons Septet

Nat Woodyard (trumpet) Edwin Moore (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Lawrence Wheatley (piano) Ernie Shapherd (bass) George Brown (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -3,4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 4, 1955
1. 810Blues For TurfersPrestige PR 7400, P 24058
2. 811Rock-RollPrestige 921, 45-403, PR 7400, P 24058
3. 812Ghost Of A ChanceOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 187-2
4. 813Haven't Changed A ThingPrestige 921; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 187-2
* Prestige PR 7400   Gene Ammons - Sock!
* Prestige P 24058, PRCD 24058-2   The Gene Ammons Story - The 78 Era
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 187-2   Earl Coleman Returns
* Prestige 45-403   Gene Ammons - Sock / Rock-Roll
* Prestige 921   Gene Ammons - Rock-Roll / Haven't Changed A Thing

1956

Gene Ammons Septet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Candido (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 23, 1956
880The Happy BluesPrestige 45-112, PRLP 7039, PR 24036; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
881The Great LiePrestige PRLP 7039
882Can't We Be Friends-
883MadhousePrestige PRLP 7039, PR 24036
* Prestige PRLP 7039; Original Jazz Classics OJC 013, OJCCD 013-2   Gene Ammons - The Happy Blues
= Prestige PR 7654   Gene Ammons Jam Sessions, Vol. 1 - The Happy Blues
* Prestige PR 24036   Gene Ammons - Juganthology
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige 45-112   Gene Ammons - The Happy Blues, Part 1&2

Gene Ammons Septet

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 13, 1956
940Jammin' With GenePrestige PRLP 7060, PRLP 7306; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
941We'll Be Together AgainPrestige PRLP 7060, PRCD 24249-2
942Not Really The BluesPrestige PRLP 7060, PR 24036
* Prestige PRLP 7060; Original Jazz Classics OJC 211, OJCCD 211-2   Gene Ammons - Jammin' With Gene
= Prestige PR 7781   Gene Ammons Jam Sessions, Vol. 2 - Jammin' With Gene
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Prestige PR 24036   Gene Ammons - Juganthology
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3

1957

Gene Ammons Septet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 11, 1957
1054Pint SizePrestige PRLP 7083
1055King Size-
1056FunkyPrestige PRLP 7083, PRLP 7306, PR 24036; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
1057Stella By StarlightPrestige PRLP 7083, PR 24036
* Prestige PRLP 7083; Original Jazz Classics OJC 244, OJCCD 244-2   Gene Ammons - Funky
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Prestige PR 24036   Gene Ammons - Juganthology
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s

Gene Ammons Septet

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 12, 1957
1184The TwisterPrestige PRLP 7110, PRLP 7306; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
1185Cattin'Prestige PRLP 7110
1186Pennies From HeavenPrestige PRLP 7110, PR 24036
1187Four-
* Prestige PRLP 7110; Original Jazz Classics OJC 129, OJCCD 129-2   Jammin' In Hi Fi With Gene Ammons
= Prestige PRLP 7110 (alt.), PRLP 7176   Gene Ammons - The Twister
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Prestige PR 24036   Gene Ammons - Juganthology
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s

1958

Gene Ammons All Stars

Jerome Richardson (flute -1/4,6/8) John Coltrane (alto saxophone -1/3,5) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone -1/3) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone -1/4) Mal Waldron (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 3, 1958
1. 1426Ammons's JoyPrestige PRLP 7201
2. 1427Groove Blues-
3. 1428The Real McCoyPrestige PRLP 7132
4. 1429That's All-
5. 1430It Might As Well Be SpringPrestige PRLP 7201
6. 1431Cheek To CheekPrestige PRLP 7132
7. 1432Jug HandlePrestige PRLP 7201, PRLP 7306
8. 1433Blue HymnPrestige 45-121, PRLP 7132; Bluesville BVLP 1010
* Prestige PRLP 7201; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 723-2   Gene Ammons - Groove Blues
* Prestige PRLP 7132; Original Jazz Classics OJC 651, OJCCD 651-2   Gene Ammons - The Big Sound
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Bluesville BVLP 1010   Various Artists - Soul Jazz, Vol. 2
* Prestige 45-121   Gene Ammons - Blue Hymn, Part 1&2

Bennie Green Sextet

Bennie Green (trombone, vocals) Gene Ammons, Billy Root (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Ike Isaacs (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals -2,4,5)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 28, 1958
1. tk.2Lullaby Of The DoomedBlue Note 45-1709, BLP 1599, BST 81599
2. tk.5We Wanna Cook-
3. tk.9That's AllBlue Note 45-1708, BLP 1599, BST 81599
4. tk.12Soul Strrin' (stereo take)Blue Note BST 81599, 7243 8 59381 2
5. tk.12/13Soul Strrin' (mono take)Blue Note 45-1708, BLP 1599, (J) BNJ-61008/10
6. tk.15B.G. MamboBlue Note BLP 1599, BST 81599
7. tk.19Black Pearl-
* Blue Note BLP 1599, 7243 8 59381 2   Bennie Green - Soul Stirrin'
* Blue Note BST 81599   Bennie Green - Soul Stirrin'
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note 45-1709   Bennie Green - We Wanna Cook / Lullaby Of The Doomed
* Blue Note 45-1708   Bennie Green - Soul Strrin' / That's All

Gene Ammons Septet

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 2, 1958
1509Blue Greens And BeansPrestige 45-140, PRLP 7146; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2
1510Hip TipPrestige PRLP 7146
1511Scamperin'-
1512Blue GenePrestige PRLP 7146, PRLP 7306
* Prestige PRLP 7146; Original Jazz Classics OJC 192, OJCCD 192-2   Gene Ammons - Blue Gene
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6013-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 50s
* Prestige 45-140   Gene Ammons - Blue Greens And Beans, Part 1&2

Bennie Green - Gene Ammons Octet

Nat Adderley (cornet) Bennie Green (trombone) Gene Ammons, Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Eddie Jones (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, November 12, 1958
Juggin' AroundVee-Jay VJLP 1005, VJLP 3024
Going SouthVee-Jay VJLP 1005, (J) 22YB-2020
58-860Jim DogVee-Jay VJ 276, VJLP 1005, VJLP 3024, VJLP 3026
58-859SermonetteVee-Jay VJ 276, VJLP 1005, VJLP 3024
A Little DittyVee-Jay VJLP 1005, VJLP 3024
Swingin' For BennyVee-Jay VJLP 3024, NVJ2-905
tk.1Juggin' AroundVee-Jay NVJ2-905
-Jim Dog-
tk.7Sermonette-
59-1140Juggin' Around, Part 1Vee-Jay VJ 320
59-1141Juggin' Around, Part 2-
* Vee-Jay VJLP 1005, VJSR 1005, NVJ2-905   Bennie Green And Gene Ammons - The Swingin'est
* Vee-Jay VJLP 3024, VJSR 3024   Various Artists - Juggin' Around
= Vee-Jay (J) 22YB-2020   Benny Green - Juggin' Around +1
* Vee-Jay VJLP 3026, VJSR 3026   Various Artists - Summit Meeting
* Vee-Jay VJ 276   Bennie Green/Gene Ammons - Sermonette / Jim Dog
* Vee-Jay VJ 320   Bennie Green/Gene Ammons - Juggin' Around, Part 1&2

1960

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 16, 1960
2303Close Your EyesPrestige PRLP 7180
2304Stompin' At The Savoy-
2305Blue AmmonsPrestige PRLP 7180, PRLP 7306; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6005-2
2306ConfirmationPrestige PRLP 7180
2307Hittin' The JugPrestige 45-176, PRLP 7180
2308Canadian SunsetPrestige 45-176, 45-390, PRLP 7180, PR 7708, P 10084; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005
2309My RomancePrestige PRLP 7180, PRCD 24155-2
* Prestige PRLP 7180, PR 7534; Original Jazz Classics OJC 297, OJCCD 297-2   Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Prestige PR 7708   The Best Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful People
* Prestige P 10084   Gene Ammons Greatest Hits
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005, OJCCD 6005-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, The Sixties
* Prestige PRCD 24155-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 2
* Prestige 45-176   Gene Ammons - Hittin' The Jug / Canadian Sunset
* Prestige 45-390   Gene Ammons - Canadian Sunset / Seed Shack

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute) Johnny "Hammond" Smith (organ) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 17, 1960
2310Gettin' AroundPrestige PR 7369, P 24071
2311Blue Room-
2312Water Jug-
2313Angel EyesPrestige 45-371, 45-721, PR 7369, PR 7708, P 24071; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005; Prestige PRCD 24249-2
2314Velvet SoulPrestige 45-336, PRLP 7320, P 24071
2315In Sid's ThingPrestige PRLP 7320, P 24071
* Prestige PR 7369; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 980-2   Gene Ammons - Angel Eyes
* Prestige P 24071, PRCD 24071-2   The Gene Ammons Story - Organ Combos
* Prestige PR 7708   The Best Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful People
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005, OJCCD 6005-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, The Sixties
* Prestige PRLP 7320   Gene Ammons - Velvet Soul
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3
* Prestige 45-371   Gene Ammons - Angel Eyes, Part 1&2
* Prestige 45-721   Gene Ammons - Angel Eyes, Part 1&2
* Prestige 45-336   Gene Ammons - Velvet Soul / A Stranger In Town

1961

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 26, 1961
2843I Remember YouMoodsville MVLP 18
2844Willow Weep For Me-
2845Someone To Watch Over MeMoodsville MVLP 18, MVLP 33
2846Something WonderfulMoodsville MVLP 18, MVLP 35
2847Till There Was YouMoodsville MVLP 18, MVLP 38
2848Something I Dreamed Last NightMoodsville MVLP 18
2849Answer Me, My Love-
2850Little Girl Blue-
* Moodsville MVLP 18   Gene Ammons - Nice An' Cool
= Prestige P 24079, PRCD 24079-2   The Gene Ammons Story - Gentle Jug
* Moodsville MVLP 33   Various Artists - Music Of George Gershwin Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Moodsville MVLP 35   Various Artists - Music Of Richard Rodgers Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Moodsville MVLP 38   Various Artists - The Broadway Scene Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano -1/4,7,8) Clarence Anderson (organ, piano -5,6) Doug Watkins (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 27, 1961
1. 2851Miss LucyPrestige 45-201, PRLP 7192
2. 2852Exactly Like YouPrestige 45-189, PRLP 7192, PR 7708, P 10084; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005
3. 2853Ol' Man RiverPrestige 45-189, PRLP 7192
4. 2854Easy To LovePrestige PRLP 7192; Moodsville MVLP 34
5. 2855Namely YouPrestige 45-201, PRLP 7192
6. 2856Let It Be YouPrestige 45-276, PRLP 7192, PRCD 24249-2
7. 2857Seed ShackPrestige 45-276, 45-390, PRLP 7192, PRLP 7298, PRLP 7306, P 10084; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005
8. 2858TangerinePrestige PRLP 7192
* Prestige PRLP 7192; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 701-2   Gene Ammons - Jug
* Prestige PR 7708   The Best Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful People
* Prestige P 10084   Gene Ammons Greatest Hits
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005, OJCCD 6005-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, The Sixties
* Moodsville MVLP 34   Various Artists - Music Of Cole Porter Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Prestige PRLP 7298   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 7306   Gene Ammons - Biggest Soul Hits
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3
* Prestige 45-201   Gene Ammons - Miss Lucy / Namely You
* Prestige 45-189   Gene Ammons - Exactly Like You / Ol' Man River
* Prestige 45-276   Gene Ammons - Seed Shack / Let It Be You
* Prestige 45-390   Gene Ammons - Canadian Sunset / Seed Shack

Gene Ammons Septet

Fip Ricard (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Ronald Wilson (baritone saxophone) Jodie Christian (piano) Alan Garrett (bass) Louis Taylor (drums) Al Hayes (bongos -2)
"Sutherland Hotel Lounge", Chicago, IL, February 4, 1961
1.Pennies From Heaven
2.Canadian Sunset
3.Mambo

Gene Ammons With Oliver Nelson Orchestra

Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry (trumpet) Oliver Nelson (alto saxophone, arranger) Gene Ammons, George Barrow, Red Holloway (tenor saxophone) Bob Ashton (baritone saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Bill English (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 13, 1961
3079Things Ain't What They Used To BePrestige PRLP 7287
3080Makin' Whoopee-
3081I Want To Be LovedPrestige 45-319, PRLP 7287, PRCD 24155-2
3082Lullaby Of The LeavesPrestige PRLP 7287
3083Too Marvelous For WordsPrestige PRLP 7275
3084Love, I've Found YouPrestige 45-294, PRLP 7275, PRLP 7313, PRCD 24155-2
3085The Song Is YouPrestige PRLP 7320, PRCD 24266-2
* Prestige PRLP 7287; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 942-2   Gene Ammons - Late Hour Special
* Prestige PRLP 7275   Gene Ammons/Etta Jones/Jack McDuff - Soul Summit, Vol. 2
= Prestige PRCD 24118-2   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt/Jack McDuff - Soul Summit
* Prestige PRLP 7313   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRLP 7320   Gene Ammons - Velvet Soul
* Prestige PRCD 24155-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRCD 24266-2   Gene Ammons - A Stranger In Town
* Prestige 45-319   Gene Ammons - The Party's Over / I Want To Be Loved
* Prestige 45-294   Gene Ammons - Love, I've Found You / Tubby

Richard Holmes Trio And Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Richard Holmes (organ) Gene Edwards (guitar) Leroy Henderson (drums)
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, afternoon August 15, 1961
Groovin' With JugPacific Jazz X-330, PJ-32
E8295Morris The MinorPacific Jazz X-330, PJ-32, PJ-100, ST-20149
E8296Hey You, What's ThatPacific Jazz PJ-32
* Pacific Jazz PJ-32, ST-32, CDP 7 92930 2   Richard Holmes And Gene Ammons - Groovin' With Jug
* Pacific Jazz PJ-100   Various Artists - 24 Great Jazz Groups: On Mike!
* Pacific Jazz ST-20149   Various Artists - This Is The Blues, Vol. I
* Pacific Jazz X-330   Richard Holmes/Gene Ammons - Groovin' With Jug / Morris The Minor

Richard Holmes Trio And Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Richard Holmes (organ) Gene Edwards (guitar) Leroy Henderson (drums): same personnel
"The Black Orchid", Los Angeles, CA, night August 15, 1961
Good Vibrations (Happy Blues)Pacific Jazz PJ-32, PJ-10109
Willow Weep For MePacific Jazz PJ-32
Juggin' Around-
Hittin' The JugPacific Jazz PJ-10105, ST-4-0105, CDP 7 92930 2
Exactly Like YouPacific Jazz CDP 7 92930 2
* Pacific Jazz PJ-32, ST-32, CDP 7 92930 2   Richard Holmes And Gene Ammons - Groovin' With Jug
* Pacific Jazz PJ-10109, ST-20109   Richard "Groove" Holmes - Jazz Milestones Series
* Pacific Jazz PJ-10105, ST-20105   Richard "Groove" Holmes - Tell It Like It Tis
* Pacific Jazz ST-4-0105   Richard "Groove" Holmes - Tell It Like It Tis

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet

Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) John Houston (piano) Charles Williams (bass) George Brown (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 26, 1961
11183A MessArgo LP 697
11184New Blues Up And Down-
11185Time On My Hands-
11186We'll Be Together Again-
11187My Foolish Heart-
11188Red Sails In The Sunset-
11189Headin' West (Water Jug)-
11190A Pair Of Red Boots (A Pair Of Red Pants)-
11191Autumn Leaves-
11192But Not For Me-
My Foolish Heart (alt. take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6005-2; Prestige PRCD 24249-2
* Argo LP 697   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Dig Him!
= Prestige PR 7606; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 708-2   Gene Ammons And Sonny Stitt - We'll Be Together Again
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6005-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, The Sixties
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet

Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) John Houston (piano) Charles Williams (bass) George Brown (drums): same personnel
Chicago, IL, August 27, 1961
61VK380Blues Up And DownVerve V/V6 8426
61VK381Bluesunissued
61VK382Bye Bye Blackbird-
61VK383Three Blind Mice-
61VK384Counter ClockwiseVerve V/V6 8426
61VK385There Is No Greater Love-
61VK386The One Before This-
61VK387Autumn Leaves-
* Verve V/V6 8426   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors
= Verve 2V6S 8812   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Prime Cuts

Gene Ammons Trio

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Eddie Buster (organ) Gerald Donovan (drums)
"D.J. Lounge", Chicago, IL, August 29, 1961
11195Just You, Just MeChess unissued
11196M.J. Blues-
11197I Can't Get Started-
11198C Jam BluesOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 395-2
11199But Not For Me-
11200Foot Tappin'Argo LP 698
11201It Could Happen To You-
11202Sweet Georgia Brown-
11203Falling In Love With Love-
11204Please Send Me Someone To Love-
11205Scrapple From The Apple-
11206A.M.-P.M. (Jug's Blue Blues)-
11207Fast Track-
* Argo LP 698   Gene Ammons - Just Jug
= Prestige PR 7495; Original Jazz Classics OJC 395, OJCCD 395-2   Gene Ammons - Live! In Chicago

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Art Davis (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 17, 1961
3233The Breeze And IPrestige 45-206, PRLP 7208
3234CarbowPrestige 45-441, PR 7445
3235MoonglowPrestige 45-226, PRLP 7208
3236The Masquerade Is OverPrestige PR 7445, PRCD 24249-2
3237I'm Beginning To See The LightPrestige PR 7445
3238Jug's Blue BluesPrestige PRLP 7208
3239Lester Leaps In-
* Prestige PRLP 7208, PRCD 24140-2   Gene Ammons - Up Tight!
* Prestige PR 7445   Gene Ammons - Boss Soul!
= Prestige PRCD 24140-2   Gene Ammons - Up Tight!
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3
* Prestige 45-206   Gene Ammons - The Breeze And I / Up Tight
* Prestige 45-441   Gene Ammons - Carbow / Don't Go To Strangers
* Prestige 45-226   Gene Ammons - I Sold My Heart To The Junkman / Moonglow

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Patti Bown (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 18, 1961
3240The Five O'Clock WhistlePrestige PRLP 7208
3241I Sold My Heart To The JunkmanPrestige 45-226, PRLP 7208, PRCD 24155-2
3242Song Of The IslandsPrestige PR 7445
3243Up Tight!Prestige 45-206, PRLP 7208
3244Travelin'Prestige PR 7445
3245Soft Summer BreezePrestige PR 7445, PR 7708
3246Don't Go To StrangersPrestige 45-441, PR 7445, PRCD 24155-2
* Prestige PRLP 7208, PRCD 24140-2   Gene Ammons - Up Tight!
* Prestige PR 7445   Gene Ammons - Boss Soul!
= Prestige PRCD 24140-2   Gene Ammons - Up Tight!
* Prestige PR 7708   The Best Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful People
* Prestige PRCD 24155-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 2
* Prestige 45-226   Gene Ammons - I Sold My Heart To The Junkman / Moonglow
* Prestige 45-206   Gene Ammons - The Breeze And I / Up Tight
* Prestige 45-441   Gene Ammons - Carbow / Don't Go To Strangers

Gene Ammons - Joe Newman - Jack McDuff Sextet

Joe Newman (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Jack McDuff (organ) Wendell Marshall (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1961
3288Stormy Monday BluesPrestige PRLP 7238, PR 7774, P 24071
3289Satin DollPrestige PRLP 7238, PR 7708, P 24071
3290Twistin' The JugPrestige 45-214, PRLP 7238, PR 7774, P 24071; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005
3291Born To Be BluePrestige PRLP 7238, P 24071, PRCD 24249-2
3292Down The LinePrestige PRLP 7238, P 24071
3293Moten Swing-
* Prestige PRLP 7238   Gene Ammons/Joe Newman/Jack McDuff - Twisting The Jug
* Prestige PR 7774   The Best Of Gene Ammons With Brother Jack McDuff
* Prestige P 24071, PRCD 24071-2   The Gene Ammons Story - Organ Combos
* Prestige PR 7708   The Best Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful People
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005, OJCCD 6005-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, The Sixties
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3
* Prestige 45-214   Gene Ammons - Twistin' The Jug, Part 1&2

1962

Jack McDuff - Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons, Harold Vick (tenor saxophone) Jack McDuff (organ) Eddie Diehl (guitar) Joe Dukes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 23, 1962
3360Watch OutPrestige PRLP 7228, PR 7774
3361Mellow GravyPrestige 45-219, PRLP 7228, PR 7774, PR 24013
3362Ballad For BabyPrestige PRLP 7275
3363Strollin'Prestige PRLP 7228
3364Mr. Clean-
3365Christopher Columbus-
3366Buzzin' AroundPrestige PRLP 7228, PR 24013
* Prestige PRLP 7228; Original Jazz Classics OJC 326, OJCCD 326-2   Jack McDuff And Gene Ammons - Brother Jack Meets The Boss
* Prestige PR 7774   The Best Of Gene Ammons With Brother Jack McDuff
* Prestige PR 24013   Jack McDuff - Rock Candy
* Prestige PRLP 7275   Gene Ammons/Etta Jones/Jack McDuff - Soul Summit, Vol. 2
= Prestige PRCD 24118-2   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt/Jack McDuff - Soul Summit
* Prestige 45-219   Jack McDuff - Mellow Gravy, Part 1&2

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt - Jack McDuff Quartet

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Jack McDuff (organ) Charlie Persip (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 19, 1962
3403Dumplin'Prestige PRLP 7234
3404TubbyPrestige 45-294, PRLP 7234
3405Shuffle TwistPrestige PRLP 7234, PR 7774
3406Sleeping SusanPrestige PRLP 7234
3407Out In The Cold AgainPrestige PRLP 7234, PRCD 24249-2
3408When You Wish Upon A StarPrestige PRLP 7234, PR 7774
* Prestige PRLP 7234, PRCD 24118-2   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt/Jack McDuff - Soul Summit
= Prestige PR 7454   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt/Brother Jack McDuff - Soul Summit
* Prestige PR 7774   The Best Of Gene Ammons With Brother Jack McDuff
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3
* Prestige 45-294   Gene Ammons - Love, I've Found You / Tubby

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Don Patterson (organ) Paul Weeden (guitar) Billy James (drums)
NYC, February, 1962
62VK267Long Ago And Far AwayVerve V/V6 8468
62VK268Walkin'-
62VK269Why Was I Born-
62VK270John Brown's Body-
62VK271Bye Bye Blackbird-
* Verve V/V6 8468   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors In Orbit!
= Verve 2V6S 8812   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Prime Cuts

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Patti Bown (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) Etta Jones (vocals)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 13, 1962
3482But Not For MePrestige PRLP 7275
3483If You Are But A DreamPrestige PRLP 7275, PR 7443, PRCD 24155-2
3484The Party's OverPrestige 45-319, PRLP 7287
3485Cool, Cool DaddyPrestige PRLP 7275, PRLP 7313
3486LasciviousPrestige PRLP 7287
3487Soft Winds-
3488ScamPrestige PR 7400, PRCD 24266-2
* Prestige PRLP 7275   Gene Ammons/Etta Jones/Jack McDuff - Soul Summit, Vol. 2
= Prestige PRCD 24118-2   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt/Jack McDuff - Soul Summit
* Prestige PR 7443   Etta Jones' Greatest Hits
* Prestige PRLP 7287; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 942-2   Gene Ammons - Late Hour Special
* Prestige PRLP 7313   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 2
* Prestige PR 7400   Gene Ammons - Sock!
* Prestige PRCD 24155-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 2
* Prestige PRCD 24266-2   Gene Ammons - A Stranger In Town
* Prestige 45-319   Gene Ammons - The Party's Over / I Want To Be Loved

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Patti Bown (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 14, 1962
3489Two Different WorldsMoodsville MVLP 28
3490But Beautiful-
3491Skylark-
3492On The Street Of DreamsPrestige 45-253; Moodsville MVLP 28
3493You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-
3494Under A Blanket Of BlueMoodsville MVLP 28
3495I'm Glad There Is You-
3496Three Little Words-
* Moodsville MVLP 28   Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons
= Prestige P 24079, PRCD 24079-2   The Gene Ammons Story - Gentle Jug
* Prestige 45-253   Gene Ammons - On The Street Of Dreams / You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson (organ, piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) unknown (vocals)
Chicago, IL, April 27, 1962
11664Blue GroovePrestige MPP 2514
11665Yea!-
11666It Never Goes Away-
11667Blinky-
11668No More Poor DaysChess rejected
11669Someone To Watch Over MePrestige MPP 2514
11670Fifth SundayChess rejected
11671SleepyPrestige MPP 2514
11672You Better Go NowPrestige MPP 2514, PRCD 24249-2
11673The Masquerade Is OverPrestige MPP 2514
* Prestige MPP 2514   Gene Ammons - Blue Groove
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson (organ) Sylvester Hickman (bass) Dorral Anderson (drums)
Chicago, IL, May 3, 1962
Sweet HourPrestige PRLP 7270
Yield Not-
Abide With Me-
Blessed Assurance-
The Prayer-
You'll Never Walk Alone-
I Believe-
Precious Memories-
What A Friend-
Holy, Holy-
The Light-
* Prestige PRLP 7270; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 792-2   Gene Ammons - Preachin'

Gene Ammons - Dodo Marmarosa Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Marshall Thompson (drums)
Chicago, IL, May 4, 1962
GeorgiaPrestige PR 24021
For You-
You're Driving Me Crazy-
Where Or When-
Bluzarumba-
Falling In Love With Love (take 1)-
Falling In Love With Love (take 2)-
* Prestige PR 24021, PRCD 24021-2   Gene Ammons/Dodo Marmarosa - Jug And Dodo

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Don Patterson (organ) Paul Weeden (guitar) Billy James (drums)
Chicago, IL, circa May, 1962
11704I Can't Stop Loving YouArgo 5417; Prestige PR 7791, PRCD 24188-2
11705My Babe-
* Prestige PR 7791   Various Artists - The Soul Giants
* Prestige PRCD 24188-2   Gene Ammons - Legends Of Acid Jazz
* Argo 5417   Gene Ammons - I Can't Stop Loving You / My Babe

Howard McGhee And The Three Blazers

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Jake Fisher (guitar) Barney Richmond (bass) Willie Mashburn (drums) Waco (bongos)
Chicago, IL, circa May, 1962
House Warmin'Winley 264, LP 6005
Jivin' AroundWinley LP 6005
Nothing But Soul (Jazz With A Beat)-
Jug And McGhee (Muggin' McGhee)-
* Winley LP 6005; Argo LP 4020   Howard McGhee And The Three Blazers - House Warmin'!
* Winley 264   Howard McGhee And The Three Blazers - House Warmin', Part 1&2

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 5, 1962
3573Light'n UpPrestige PRLP 7320, PRCD 24266-2
3574Short StopPrestige PR 7400, PRCD 24266-2
3575They Say You're Laughing At MePrestige PR 7400, PR 7708, PRCD 24155-2, PRCD 24266-2
3576It's The Talk Of The TownPrestige PR 7369, PR 7708, PRCD 24155-2
3577Salome's TunePrestige PRLP 7320, PRCD 24266-2
3578Blue CooladePrestige PR 7400, PRCD 24266-2
3579A Stranger In TownPrestige 45-336, PRLP 7320, PRCD 24155-2, PRCD 24266-2
3580You Go To My HeadPrestige PR 7369, PRCD 24155-2
* Prestige PRLP 7320   Gene Ammons - Velvet Soul
* Prestige PR 7400   Gene Ammons - Sock!
* Prestige PR 7708   The Best Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful People
* Prestige PR 7369; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 980-2   Gene Ammons - Angel Eyes
* Prestige PRCD 24266-2   Gene Ammons - A Stranger In Town
* Prestige PRCD 24155-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 2
* Prestige 45-336   Gene Ammons - Velvet Soul / A Stranger In Town

Gene Ammons Septet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) Norman Edge (bass) Oliver Jackson (drums) Al Hayes (bongos)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 9, 1962
3614Pagan Love SongPrestige 45-227, PRLP 7257
3615AnnaPrestige 45-227, PRLP 7257; Moodsville MVLP 37, MVLP 34
3616Ca' Purange (Jungle Soul!)Prestige 45-229, 45-707, PRLP 7257, P 10084; Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005
3617Yellow BirdPrestige PRLP 7257
3618Cae Cae-
3619Moito Mato GrossoPrestige 45-245, PRLP 7257
* Prestige PRLP 7257; Original Jazz Classics OJC 351, OJCCD 351-2   Gene Ammons - Bad! Bossa Nova
= Prestige PRLP 7257 (alt.)   Gene Ammons - Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange)
= Prestige PR 7552   Gene Ammons - Jungle Soul
* Moodsville MVLP 37   Various Artists - Lusty Moods Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
= Status ST 8319   Various Artists - Lusty Moods
* Moodsville MVLP 34   Various Artists - Music Of Cole Porter Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Prestige P 10084   Gene Ammons Greatest Hits
* Original Jazz Classics OJC 6005, OJCCD 6005-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, The Sixties
* Prestige 45-227   Gene Ammons - Pagan Love Song / Anna
* Prestige 45-229   Gene Ammons - Ca' Purange, Part 1&2
* Prestige 45-707   Gene Ammons - Jungle Soul, Part 1&2
* Prestige 45-245   Gene Ammons - Moito Mato Grosso, Part 1&2

Gene Ammons and others

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) and others
circa 1962
Swinging The JuggRoots 1002
'Round Midnight-
Look Of Love-
Lover Man-
Just The Blues-
Confessin' The Blues-
* Roots 1002   Gene Ammons - Swinging The Jugg

1968 (age 43)

Richard Boone With Ray Allen Orchestra

Gary Grant, Jack Laubach, Ralph Osborn, Bob Yance (trumpet) George Bohanon, Dick Leith, Lon Norman, Ray Sikora (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Lanny Aplanalp, William Byrne, Dave Edwards, Dick Houlgate (reeds) Cliff Bryant (piano) Billy Fender (guitar) John Heard (bass) Jimmie Smith (drums) Richard Boone (vocals) Bob Harrington, Roger Neumann (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, June-July, 1968
I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesNocturne NRS 703
There's No Business Like Show Business-
Beyond The Moon-
Framed-
All Or Nothing At All-
* Nocturne NRS 703   Richard Boone With Ray Allen Orchestra (no details)

1969

Gene Ammons Septet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Prince James, Houston Person (tenor saxophone -6) Junior Mance (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Frankie Jones (drums) Candido (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 10, 1969
1.Tastin' The JugPrestige PR 7739
2.I Wonder-
3.Ger-RuPrestige PR 7792; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
4.Here's That Rainy DayPrestige PR 7739, PRCD 24155-2
5.Madame QueenPrestige 45-737, PR 7739
6.The Jungle BossPrestige 45-729, PR 7739; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
* Prestige PR 7739, PR 10023, PRCD 24129-2   Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back!
* Prestige PR 7792, PR 10021   Gene Ammons - Brother Jug!
= Prestige PRCD 24129-2   Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back!
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 70s
* Prestige PRCD 24155-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 2
* Prestige 45-737   Gene Ammons - Jungle Strut / Madame Queen
* Prestige 45-729   Gene Ammons - The Jungle Boss, Part 1&2

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Phillips (organ) Billy Butler (guitar -1/3,5,6) Bob Bushnell (electric bass) Bernard Purdie (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 11, 1969
1.Jungle StrutPrestige 45-737, PR 7792, P 10084; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
2.Didn't WePrestige 45-734, PR 7792, P 10084, PRCD 24249-2; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
3.He's A Real Gone GuyPrestige 45-742, PR 7792
4.Feeling GoodPrestige PR 7739
5.Blue VelvetPrestige PR 7792, PRCD 24249-2
6.Son Of A Preacher ManPrestige 45-734, PR 7792
* Prestige PR 7792, PR 10021   Gene Ammons - Brother Jug!
= Prestige PRCD 24129-2   Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back!
* Prestige P 10084   Gene Ammons Greatest Hits
* Prestige PR 7739, PR 10023, PRCD 24129-2   Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back!
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 70s
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3
* Prestige 45-737   Gene Ammons - Jungle Strut / Madame Queen
* Prestige 45-734   Gene Ammons - Son Of A Preacher Man / Didn't We
* Prestige 45-742   Gene Ammons - Jug Eyes / He's A Real Gone Guy

1970

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Rudy Collins (drums) Pucho (congas -1)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 2, 1970
1.Calypso BluesPrestige PR 7862, PRCD 24266-2
2.Night Lights-
3.Nature Boy-
4.The Christmas SongPrestige PR 7862
5.The Christmas Song (alt. take)Prestige PR 24046
6.Sweet LorrainePrestige PR 7862
7.Lush LifePrestige PR 7862, PRCD 24249-2
* Prestige PR 7862   Gene Ammons - Night Lights
* Prestige PR 24046   Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige
* Prestige PRCD 24266-2   Gene Ammons - A Stranger In Town
* Prestige PRCD 24249-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 3

Gene Ammons - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone -1) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone -2) John Young (piano) Cleveland Eaton (bass) Steve McCall (drums)
"Noth Park Hotel", Chicago, IL, afternoon set, July 26, 1970
1.Polka Dots And MoonbeamsPrestige PR 10010
2.The Happy Blues-
* Prestige PR 10010, PRCD 24166-2   Gene Ammons/Dexter Gordon - The Chase!

Gene Ammons - Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone -2/5) Jodie Christian (piano) Rufus Reid (bass) Wilbur Campbell (drums) Vi Redd (vocals -4,5)
"Noth Park Hotel", Chicago, IL, evening set, July 26, 1970
1.Wee DotPrestige PR 24046, PRCD 24166-2
2.The Chase!Prestige PR 10010
3.Ballad Medley: Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) / I Can't Get Started / My Funny Valentine / MistyPrestige PRCD 24166-2
4.Lonesome Lover Blues, No. 1Prestige PR 10010, PRCD 11003-2
5.Lonesome Lover Blues, No. 2unissued
* Prestige PR 24046   Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige
* Prestige PR 10010, PRCD 24166-2   Gene Ammons/Dexter Gordon - The Chase!
* Prestige PRCD 11003-2   Dexter Gordon Plays The Blues - Blue Dex

Gene Ammons Sextet

King Kolax (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Wallace Burton (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Chester Williamson (bass) Bob Guthrie (drums)
television broadcast, "Just Jazz TV Show", Chicago, IL, July, 1970
Jug's DelightSession Disc 126
Madame Queen-
Didn't We-
The Jungle Strut-
* Session Disc 126   Hooray For John Coltrane/Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano, electric piano) George Freeman (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) 9 violins (-2,5) Bill Fischer (arranger -2,5)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 11, 1970
1. F-2895The Black Cat!Prestige 45-745, PR 10006; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
2.Long Long TimePrestige PR 10006; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
3.Pieces To Keep Away Evil SpiritsPrestige PR 10006
4.Jug EyesPrestige 45-742, PR 10006
5. F-2896SomethingPrestige 45-745, PR 10006
6.Hi Ruth!Prestige PR 10006
* Prestige PR 10006   Gene Ammons - The Black Cat!
= Prestige PRCD 24188-2   Gene Ammons - Legends Of Acid Jazz
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 70s
* Prestige 45-745   Gene Ammons - The Black Cat / Something
* Prestige 45-742   Gene Ammons - Jug Eyes / He's A Real Gone Guy

1971

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone, varitone) Leon Spencer (organ) George Freeman (guitar) Idris Muhammad (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 8, 1971
You Talk That Talk!Prestige PR 10019; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
Body And SoulPrestige PR 10019
The People's Choice-
Katea's Dance-
The Sun Died-
Out Of It-
* Prestige PR 10019   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - You Talk That Talk!
= Prestige PRCD 24188-2   Gene Ammons - Legends Of Acid Jazz
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 70s

Gene Ammons Nonet With Strings

Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Gene Ammons, Richard Landry (tenor saxophone) Billy Butler (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Omar Clay (percussion -1,3) Yvonne Fletcher, Patricia Hall, Loretta Ritter, Linda Wolfe (voice -1,3) unidentified strings (-1,2) Bill Fischer (arranger, conductor)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 26, 1971
1.Sack Full Of DreamsPrestige PR 10022
2. F-2972My WayPrestige 45-753, PR 10022, P 10084; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
3.Back To MeridaPrestige PR 10022
* Prestige PR 10022   Gene Ammons - My Way
* Prestige P 10084   Gene Ammons Greatest Hits
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 70s
* Prestige 45-753   Gene Ammons - My Way / Chicago Breakdown

Gene Ammons Tentet With Strings

Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (trumpet -1,2) Garnett Brown (trombone -1,2) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Richard Landry (tenor saxophone -1,2) Roland Hanna (electric piano) Ted Dunbar (guitar -1,2) Chuck Rainey (electric bass -1,2) Idris Muhammad (drums -1,2) Omar Clay (percussion -1,2) Yvonne Fletcher, Patricia Hall, Loretta Ritter, Linda Wolfe (voice -1,2) unidentified strings (-1) Bill Fischer (arranger, conductor -1,2)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July, 1971
1.What's Goin' OnPrestige PR 10022
2. F-2973Chicago BreakdownPrestige 45-753, PR 10022; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2
3.A House Is Not A HomePrestige PR 10022, PRCD 24155-2
* Prestige PR 10022   Gene Ammons - My Way
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 6018-2   Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits: The 70s
* Prestige PRCD 24155-2   Gene Ammons - Gentle Jug, Vol. 2
* Prestige 45-753   Gene Ammons - My Way / Chicago Breakdown

Gene Ammons - James Moody Quintet

Gene Ammons, James Moody (tenor saxophone) Jodie Christian (piano) Cleveland Eaton (bass) Marshall Thompson (drums)
"North Park Hotel", Chicago, IL, November 21, 1971
Just In TimePrestige P 10065
Work Song-
Have You Met Miss Jones-
Jim-Jam-Jug-
I'll Close My Eyes-
C Jam Blues-
Yardbird SuiteOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD 1091-2
* Prestige P 10065; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1091-2   Gene Ammons/James Moody - Chicago Concert

Richard Boone

George Bohanon (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Billy Fender (guitar) John Heard (bass) Jimmie Smith (drums) Richard Boone (vocals) and others
1971
I've Got The Right To Sing The BluesJazz Chronicles JCS 703
Hard Hearted Hannah-
No Business Like Show Business-
Cocoa Joe-
Beyond The Moon-
Old Folks-
Framed-
All Or Nothing At All-
* Jazz Chronicles JCS 703   Richard Boone - I've Got The Right To Sing The Blues

1972

Charles Mingus Orchestra

Jon Faddis, Lonnie Hillyer, Lloyd Michaels, Eddie Preston (trumpet) Eddie Bert (bass trombone) Richard Berg, Sharon Moe (French horn) Robert Stewart (tuba) Howard Johnson (tuba, bass saxophone) James Moody (flute) Lee Konitz, Charles McPherson, Richie Perri (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, George Dorsey (tenor saxophone) Bobby Jones (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) John Foster, Randy Weston (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Charles Mingus (bass, arranger) Joe Chambers (drums) Dizzy Gillespie, Honey Gordon (vocals) Bill Cosby (vocals, announcer) Sy Johnson (arranger) Teo Macero (arranger, conductor)
"Philharmonic Hall", Lincoln Center, NYC, February 4, 1972
CO112563Honeysuckle RoseColumbia KG 31614
Introduction By Bill CosbyColumbia/Legacy C2K 64975
CO112564Jump MonkColumbia KG 31614, KG 31574
CO112565E.S.P.Columbia KG 31614
CO112566Ecclusiastics-
CO112567Eclipse-
CO112568Us Is Two-
CO112569Taurus In The Arena Of Life (Number One Grandson)Columbia/Legacy C2K 64975
CO112570Mingus BluesColumbia KG 31614
Introduction To Little Royal Suite By Bill CosbyColumbia/Legacy C2K 64975
CO112571Little Royal SuiteColumbia KG 31614
Introduction To Strollin' By Bill CosbyColumbia/Legacy C2K 64975
CO112572Strollin'-
CO112573The I Of Hurricane Sue-
CO112574E's Flat, Ah's Flat TooColumbia KG 31614
CO113019Ool-Ya-Koo-
PortraitColumbia/Legacy C2K 64975
Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too-
* Columbia KG 31614; Columbia/Legacy C2K 64975   Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert
* Columbia KG 31574   Various Artists - The Progressives

Gene Ammons Sextet With Horns

Cat Anderson, John Audino, Gene Coe, Reunald Jones (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell, Mike Wemberley, Britt Woodman (trombone) David Duke, Henry Sigismonti (French horn) Tommy Johnson (tuba) Gene Ammons, Red Holloway (tenor saxophone) Jack Nimitz, Jerome Richardson, Herman Riley, Ernie Watts (reeds) Joe Sample (piano) Dennis Budimir (guitar) Bob Saravia (bass) Candy Finch (drums) Bob Noris (congas) Bobby Bryant (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 20, 1972
Free AgainPrestige PR 10040
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life-
Jackson-
* Prestige PR 10040   Gene Ammons - Free Again

Gene Ammons Sextet With Strings

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Ernie Hayes (organ) Hank Jones (electric piano) Joe Beck (guitar) Ron Carter (bass, electric bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) unidentified strings (-1/3) Ed Bogas (arranger -1/3)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 28, 1972
1.Lady Sings The BluesPrestige 45-757, P 10058
2.Play Me-
3.BenPrestige P 10058
4.Fly MePrestige P 10070
5.Fuzz-
* Prestige P 10058   Gene Ammons - Get My Own
= Prestige PRCD 24281-2   Gene Ammons - Fine And Mellow
* Prestige P 10070   Gene Ammons - Big Bad Jug
= Prestige PRCD 24281-2   Gene Ammons - Fine And Mellow
* Prestige 45-757   Gene Ammons - Play Me / Lady Sings The Blues

Gene Ammons Sextet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Ernie Hayes (organ -1,3) Hank Jones (electric piano) Joe Beck (guitar -1,3) Ron Carter (bass, electric bass) Mickey Roker (drums -1,3)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 30, 1972
1.Fine And MellowPrestige P 10058
2.Strange Fruit-
3.Big Bad JugPrestige P 10070
* Prestige P 10058   Gene Ammons - Get My Own
= Prestige PRCD 24281-2   Gene Ammons - Fine And Mellow
* Prestige P 10070   Gene Ammons - Big Bad Jug
= Prestige PRCD 24281-2   Gene Ammons - Fine And Mellow

Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Phillips (piano, organ) Maynard Parker (guitar) Ron Carter (bass, electric bass) Billy Cobham (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 1, 1972
God Bless The ChildPrestige P 10058
Tin Shack Out Back-
Lady MamaPrestige P 10070
I Can't Help Myself-
Lucille-
Papa Was A Rolling Stone-
* Prestige P 10058   Gene Ammons - Get My Own
= Prestige PRCD 24281-2   Gene Ammons - Fine And Mellow
* Prestige P 10070   Gene Ammons - Big Bad Jug
= Prestige PRCD 24281-2   Gene Ammons - Fine And Mellow

Gene Ammons Band With Horns

Al Aarons, Cat Anderson, John Audino, Buddy Childers, Gene Coe, Reunald Jones (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell, Mike Wemberley, Britt Woodman (trombone) David Duke, Henry Sigismonti (French horn) Tommy Johnson (tuba) Gene Ammons, Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone) Jack Nimitz, Jerome Richardson, Herman Riley, Ernie Watts (reeds) Dennis Budimir, Dwight Dickerson (piano) Arthur Adams (guitar) Bob Saravia (bass) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Paul Humphrey (drums) Bobby Bryant (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, 1972
Crazy MaryPrestige PR 10040
Fru Fru-
Juggin'-
* Prestige PR 10040   Gene Ammons - Free Again

1973

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet

Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"Left Bank Jazz Society", "Famous Ballroom", Baltimore, MD, June 24, 1973
Blue 'N' BoogiePrestige PRCD 11019-2
Stringin' The Jug-
God Bless The Child-
Autumn In New York-
Ugetsu-
Bye Bye Blackbird-
add Etta Jones (vocals)
Just In TimePrestige PRCD 11022-2
They Can't Take That Away From Me-
Theme From Love Story-
Exactly Like You-
Don't Go To Strangers-
Autumn Leaves-
Blues Up And Down-
* Prestige PRCD 11019-2   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - God Bless Jug And Sonny
* Prestige PRCD 11022-2   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Left Bank Encores

Gene Ammons Septet

Nat Adderley (cornet -5) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone -5) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone -5) Hampton Hawes (piano, electric piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 7, 1973
1.Yardbird SuitePrestige P 10078
2.Since I Fell For You-
3.New Sonny's Blues-
4.Sophisticated Lady-
5.Treux Bleu-
* Prestige P 10078; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1023-2   Gene Ammons And Friends At Montreux

Gene Ammons With Horace Parlan Trio

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Ed Jones (drums)
"Ahus Jazz Festival", Ahus, Sweden, July 14, 1973
Billie's BounceEnja (G) 3093
There Is No Greater Love-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Polka And Moonbeams)-
Lover Man-
Ahus Jazz-
Pennies From Heavenunissued
* Enja (G) 3093   Gene Ammons In Sweden
= Enja (G) ENJ 2038-2   Tenor Giants: Ben Webster Live At Pio's/Gene Ammons In Sweden

Gene Ammons Septet With David Axelrod And His Orchestra

Allen DeRienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet) George Bohanon (trombone) Bill Green, Jay Migliori (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone) Jim Horn (flute, alto flute, baritone saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) George Duke (keyboards) Michael Howell, Don Peake (guitar) Carol Kaye (electric bass) John Guerin (drums) Berkeley Nash (percussion) David Axelrod (arranger, conductor)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, October 30, 1973
CantaroPrestige P 10080; Fantasy FCD 9685-2
CaribaPrestige P 10080
Once I Loved-
Brasswind-
Rozzie-
* Prestige P 10080   Gene Ammons - Brasswind
* Fantasy FCD 9685-2   David Axelrod - The Axelrod Chronicles

Gene Ammons Quartet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Junior Mance (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, November 20, 1973
I'll Close My EyesPrestige P 10100
* Prestige P 10100   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Together Again For The Last Time

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet

Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone -1,3) Junior Mance (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, November 21, 1973
1.Jeannineunissued
2.For All We KnowPrestige P 10100
3.One Of Amos-
* Prestige P 10100   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Together Again For The Last Time

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Sextet

Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone -2/4) Junior Mance (piano, electric piano) Sam Jones (bass) Ajaramu J. Shelton (drums) Warren Smith (percussion)
NYC, December 10, 1973
1.The More I See YouPrestige P 10100
2.Saxification-
3.The Window Pain-
4.Miss Luluunissued
* Prestige P 10100   Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt - Together Again For The Last Time

1974 (aged 49)

David Axelrod And His Orchestra

Oscar Brashear, Allan DeRienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet) George Bohanon, Dick Hyde (trombone) William Green (alto flute, flute, alto,tenor saxophone) Jackie Kelso (flute, alto flute, alto,tenor,baritone saxophone) Jay Migliori (flute, alto flute, tenor,bass saxophone) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Alexander Neiman, Jerome Reisler, Henry Roth (violin) Jack Shulman (violin, leader) William Hymason, Gary Nuttycombe (viola) Nathan Gershman, Walter Rower (cello) George Duke (piano, electric piano, synthesizer) Rudy Copeland (synthesizer) Billy Fender, Don Peake, Johnny "Guitar" Watson (guitar) Roy McCurdy (drums) King Errisson (congas) Olga James Adderley, Billie Barnum, Greg Owens, Stephanie Spruill (vocals) David Axelrod (arranger, conductor)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, February 11, 1974
Get Up Off Your KneesFantasy F 9456
Cast Your Fate To The Wind-
You're So Vain-
My Family-
Mucho Chupar-
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing-
It Ain't For You-
Everything Counts-
* Fantasy F 9456   David Axelrod - Heavy Axe
= Fantasy F 9685, FCD 9685-2   David Axelrod - The Axelrod Chronicles

Gene Ammons Quintet With David Axelrod And His Orchestra

Allen DeRienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet) George Bohanon (trombone) Bill Green, Jay Migliori (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone) Jim Horn (flute, alto flute, baritone saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) George Duke (electric piano) Michael Howell (guitar) Walter Booker (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums) David Axelrod (arranger, conductor)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, February 13, 1974
SolitarioPrestige P 10080; Fantasy FCD 9685-2
'Round MidnightPrestige P 10080
* Prestige P 10080   Gene Ammons - Brasswind
* Fantasy FCD 9685-2   David Axelrod - The Axelrod Chronicles

Gene Ammons Septet

Nat Adderley (cornet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
NYC, March 18, 1974
JeanninePrestige P 10093
Alone Again (Naturally)-
Out In The Sticks-
* Prestige P 10093; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1081-2   Gene Ammons - Goodbye

Gene Ammons Septet

Nat Adderley (cornet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) Ray Barretto (congas): same personnel
NYC, March 19, 1974
Geru's BluesPrestige P 10093
It Don't Mean A Thing-
* Prestige P 10093; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1081-2   Gene Ammons - Goodbye

Gene Ammons Sextet

Nat Adderley (cornet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
NYC, March 20, 1974
GoodbyePrestige P 10093
* Prestige P 10093; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1081-2   Gene Ammons - Goodbye