Monday, 7 September 2009

Gene Ammons ”Sock!”

Gene Ammons

( LP Prestige Records, 1954-1962 )
Catalog # PR 7400

Tracklisting, Personnel & Notes
(Due to the fact that this record was recorded in different times):

Nat Howard (tp) Henderson Chambers (tb) Gene Ammons (ts) Gene Easton (bars) John Houston (p) Ben Stuberville (b) George Brown (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 26, 1954
643 Sock!
644 What I Say?
645 Count Your Blessings
646 Cara Mia

Nat Woodyard (tp) Edwin Moore (tb) Gene Ammons (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) Lawrence Wheatley (p) Ernie Shapherd (b) George Brown (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 4, 1955
810 Blues For Turfers
811 Rock-Roll

Gene Ammons (ts) Patti Bown (p) George Duvivier (b) Walter Perkins (d) Etta Jones (vo)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 13, 1962
3488 Scam

Gene Ammons (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Ed Thigpen (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 5, 1962
3574 Short Stop
3575 They Say You’re Laughing At Me
3578 Blue Coolade

Another odds and sods release compiled from outtakes of sessions that took place between 1955 and 1962 in settings ranging from piano trios to full orchestras to tide listeners over while Gene Ammons was serving an extended drug-related prison sentence, 1965’s Sock! is basically a mess. The ten brief songs are strung together with no thought given to sound or segues, and the material itself is pretty weak, with the opening “Blues for Turfers” and the deadly-dull jive of “Rock-Roll” particular offenders. Many of the albums Prestige released during Ammons’ incarceration are well-chosen selections selected and sequenced with an eye for consistency of mood, and as such, they stand up so well that they’ve been reissued alongside his proper albums. Sock!, on the other hand, is such a botch that less than half of the album’s songs have since appeared on CD.
By Stewart Mason (AMG)

Original Vinyl Rip by Celo

By Pier & Celo


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Anonymous said...

hi pier,
what a georgeous amount of work you've done lately!!!great to see you back! - only thing: where's the download link? or what's the trick nowadays?

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