Greatest Hits: The 50's

Gene Ammons

Greatest Hits The 50s
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    1. Blues Up And Down (Take 2) 1:30
    2. Walkin' 3:00
    3. Sock 2:46
    4. The Happy Blues 11:53
    5. Jammin' With Gene 14:15
    6. Funky 8:56
    7. The Twister 12:12
    8. Blue Greens And Beans 9:00

Bob Weinstock, who produced all the music in this collection, is alive and well in Florida. He remembers these occasions fondly, frequently remarking about how Gene Ammons was admired by musicians, loved by the public, and ignored by critics. Gene Ammons had more great hits in the Sixties and Seventies, but none greater than those heard here. . .–Bob Porter

Blues Up and Down (Take 2), Walkin’, Sock, The Happy Blues, Jammin’ with Gene, Funky, The Twister, Blue Greens and Beans

with Pepper Adams, Ray Barretto, George Brown, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Candido, Henderson Chambers, Paul Chambers, Gene Easton, Addison Farmer, Art Farmer, John Houston, Jo Jones, Duke Jordan, Jackie McLean, Tommy Potter, Sonny Stitt, Ben Stuberville, Idrees Sulieman, Arthur Taylor, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Nate Woodyard

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