Jug and Sonny

Jug and Sonny is a compilation album by saxophonist Gene Ammons, with Sonny Stitt featured on two tracks, collecting recordings made between 1948 and 1951, some of which were originally released as singles, that was issued by the Chess label in 1960.[1][2][3]

Jug and Sonny
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Compilation album by
Released1960
RecordedOctober 12, 1948, February 28, 1949, January 8, 1950, May 2, 1950, August, 1950 and May 3, 1951
StudioChicago, Illinois
GenreJazz
Length27:52
LabelChess
LP 1445
Gene Ammons chronology
Soulful Saxophone
(1959)
Jug and Sonny
(1960)
The Golden Saxophone of Gene Ammons
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted

  1. "You're Not The Kind of a Girl" (Will Hudson) – 2:40
  2. "I Cover the Waterfront" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 2:37
  3. "Full Moon" – 2:40
  4. "Jam for Boppers" – 5:03
  5. "Don't Do Me Wrong" (Jimmy Mundy) – 2:47
  6. "Don't Worry About Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) – 2:40
  7. "Baby, Won't You Please Say Yes" (John Burton) – 2:44
  8. "Cha Bootie" (Jimmy Mundy) – 2:47
  9. "Tenor Eleven" – 2:50
  10. "The Last Mile" – 2:44
  • Recorded in Chicago on October 12, 1948 (track 4), January 8, 1950 (tracks 3, 8 & 10), May 2, 1950 (track 9), August, 1950 (track 5) and May 3, 1951 (tracks 1, 2, 6 & 7)

PersonnelEdit

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3–5 & 7–10)
  • Sonny Stitt – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone (tracks 1, 2 & 6)
  • Bill Massey (tracks 5 & 9), Jesse Miller (tracks 3, 8 & 10) – trumpet
  • Matthew Gee – trombone (tracks 3, 5 & 8–10)
  • Tom Archia – tenor saxophone (track 4)
  • Charlie Bateman (tracks 5 & 9), Junior Mance (tracks 1–3, 6–8 & 10) – piano
  • Christine Chatman – piano, vocal (track 4)
  • Leo Blevins – guitar (tracks 3, 8 & 10)
  • Leroy Jackson (tracks 3, 4, 8 & 10), Gene Wright (tracks 1, 2, 5–7 & 9) – bass
  • Wesley Landers (tracks 3–5 & 8–10), Teddy Stewart (tracks 1, 2, 6 & 7) – drums


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