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MG-25012: Boogie Woogie Piano Stylings / Albert Ammons

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/silver Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 25012A    2X
SIDE-B MG 25012B    2X



Comments

1st issue in 1949-1951: the outer jacket is paper sleeve type, with gold printing “Reeves-Fairchild Margin Control” label (take a look at the 2nd issue of MG-25012 to see the difference).

This label looks strange - the “Deep Groove” is not on the label paper, while I can feel the deep groove itself on the disc under the label. It is possible that this disc was pressed without the label - then a staff noticed the fact and glued the label on the disc.

Inside The Groove

Mr. Boogie Woogie's compilation (on 10-inch LP) from several 78rpms on Mercury recorded in his very last career (late 1940s).

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

The famous Boogie-Woogie pianist Albert Ammons recorded a sort of sessions in his last years. Some of them are accompanied with the tenor giant Gene Ammons. Unfortunately, orerall impression of the tunes which are collected on this 10-inch LP is, that this may not be his best sessions. This may because he plays many ordinary popular tunes.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

6 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 430-3 Swanee River Boogie -
A-2 331-1 Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera -
A-3 931-1 S. P. Blues -
A-4 1170-2 The Sheik Of Araby -
SIDE-B
B-1 929-2 St. Louis Blues -
B-2 1171-2 You Are My Sunshine -
B-3 930-1 Shufflin' The Boogie -
B-4 625-4 Twelfth St. Boogie -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Görgen Antonsson-san kindly taught me this recoding information from recent CD re-issues. Thank you! I have double-checked with his information and the Ruppli's info, in order to adopt the correct information which is much possible.

A-2:
Albert Ammons (p), Ike Perkins (g), Israel Crosby (b), Jack Cooley (ds).
Recorded in Chicago, IL on April 8, 1946. (Ruppli says “September 12, 1946”)

A-1:
same personnel as A-2.
Recorded in Chicago, IL on July 2, 1946. (Ruppli simply says “1946”)

B-4:
same personnel as A-2.
Recorded at WGN Studios, Chicago, IL on November 12, 1946.

A-3:
Gene Ammons (ts), Albert Ammons (p), Ike Perkins (g), Israel Crosby (b), Al Burroughs (ds).
Recorded in Chicago, IL on August 6, 1947.

B-1, B-3:
same personnel/place/date as A-3, plus Marvin Randolf (tp).

A-4, B-2:
Albert Ammons (p), Ike Perkins (g), Israel Crosby (b), unknown (ds).
Recorded in Chicago IL, late 1947.






Jackets

Front Back
[MG-25012 FRONT] [MG-25012 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-25012 A] [MG-25012 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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