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Albert Ammons (1907–1949)

Albert Ammons was born in 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on December 5, 1949 in Chicago. See full bio »

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 2011 The Big Something (performer: "Swanee River Boogie", "Shout for Joy") / (writer: "Shout for Joy")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Boogie Woogie Dream") / (writer: "Boogie Woogie Dream", "Swanee River Boogie")
 2001 The Majestic (writer: "Boogie Woogie Stomp")
 1944 Boogie-Woogie Dream (Short) (performer: "Boogie Woogie Dream") / (writer: "Boogie Woogie Dream")
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 1948 Boogie-Doodle (Short)
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 1944 Boogie-Woogie Dream (Short)
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 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (TV Movie documentary)
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 1994 Goodnight Sweden (TV Movie)
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 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary)
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 1990 That's Black Entertainment (Documentary)
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American jazz and blues pianist. Ammons played in Chicago clubs in the 1920's, while in his teens. He became an influential soloist in the 1930's, a noted pioneer of boogie-woogie. Founded his own orchestra in New York in 1938 and eventually formed a piano duo with band member Pete Johnson, which played at the Cafe Society club in downtown New York for five years. Another famous piano player, ... See more »

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