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Gene Ammons

ts, 1925-1974 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Eugene Ammons Jug (8)

Eugene "Jug" Ammons (April 14, 1925 – July 23, 1974), also known as "The Boss", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. The son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, Gene Ammons is remembered for his accessible music, steeped in soul and R&B, but his career was hampered by two incarcerations on drugs charges.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
My Romance - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster on Boss Tenor by Gene Ammons
Here's That Rainy Day on The Boss Is Back! by Gene Ammons
There Is No Greater Love on Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961 by Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt
Willow Weep For Me on The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug by Gene Ammons
Jungle Strut on The Boss Is Back! by Gene Ammons
Canadian Sunset on Boss Tenor by Gene Ammons
Till There Was You on The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug by Gene Ammons
Goodbye on Makes It Happen by Gene Ammons
You Go To My Head on Angel Eyes by Gene Ammons
My Foolish Heart on Makes It Happen by Gene Ammons

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Title Artist Year Type
The Prestige Collection 1960-1962Gene Ammons2017Compil.
Gene Ammons - Art Farmer All Stars The Complete Jam SessionsGene Ammons - Art Farmer2013Compil.
Boss Tenors / Dig Him!Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt2012Compil.
Boss Tenors In Orbit! + Boss TenorsGene Ammons & Sonny Stitt2012Compil.
Six Classic AlbumsGene Ammons2012Compil.
Boss Tenors + Boss Tenors In Orbit!Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt2012Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusGene Ammons2011Compil.
Boss Tenor + Angel EyesGene Ammons2011Compil.
Heavy SaxGene Ammons2008Album
In Chronology - 1949-1950Gene Ammons2008Album
In Chronology - 1947-1949Gene Ammons2008Album
In Chronology - 1950-1951Gene Ammons2008Album
Swingin' The JugGene Ammons2008Compil.
Early Mr. B: 1940 - 1953Billy Eckstine Featuring Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Ammons, Fats Navarro, Wardell Gray, Lester Young And Roy Eldridge2005Compil.
You Can Depend On MeGene Ammons2005Compil.
1949-1950Gene Ammons2003Compil.
Got My Own / Big Bad JugGene Ammons2002Compil.
My Foolish HeartGene Ammons2002Compil.
Left Bank EncoresGene Ammons & Sonny Stitt2002Album
A Stranger In TownGene Ammons2002Compil.
Red TopGene Ammons2001Compil.
Blowing The Blues Away 1944/1947Gene Ammons Featuring Billy Eckstine, Albert Ammons2001Compil.
God Bless Jug And SonnyGene Ammons & Sonny Stitt2001Album
Gentle Jug, Vol. 3Gene Ammons2000Compil.
Greatest Hits: The 70sGene Ammons1998Compil.
Greatest Hits: The 50sGene Ammons1998Compil.
Original Jazz Classics CollectionGene Ammons1998Compil.
Legends Of Acid JazzGene Ammons1997Compil.
Gentle Jug, Vol.Gene Ammons1995Compil.
Red TopGene Ammons1994Album
Young JugGene Ammons1994Compil.
Up Tight!Gene Ammons1994Compil.
The Boss Is Back!Gene Ammons1993Compil.
Soul SummitGene Ammons / Sonny Stitt / Brother Jack McDuff1992Compil.
Blue GeneGene Ammons1990Album
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - The SixtiesGene Ammons1988Compil.
Night LightsGene Ammons1985Album
Jungle Strut / Port Of RicoGene Ammons / Illinois Jacquet1984Single
Blue GrooveGene Ammons1982Album
The Big SoundGene Ammons1981Compil.
In SwedenGene Ammons1981Album
The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle JugGene Ammons1978Compil.
Live At The Watts Jazz Festival - Volume 1Willie Bobo / LAPD / Jimmy Witherspoon / Gene Ammons1977Album
The Gene Ammons Story: Organ CombosGene Ammons1977Compil.
Swinging The JuggGene Ammons1976Album
"Jug" SessionsGene Ammons1976Compil.
Red TopGene Ammons1976Compil.
The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 EraGene Ammons1976Compil.
Together Again For The Last TimeGene Ammons / Sonny Stitt1976Album
Early VisionsGene Ammons1975Compil.
GoodbyeGene Ammons1975Album
BrasswindGene Ammons1974Album
JuganthologyGene Ammons1974Compil.
Greatest HitsGene Ammons1974Compil.
Play MeGene Ammons1973Single
Battle Of Tenor SaxesColeman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, Ike Quebec, Paul Gonsalves, Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Allen Eager, Warne Marsh, James Moody, Wardell Gray1973Album
Gene Ammons And Friends At MontreuxGene Ammons1973Album
Chicago ConcertGene Ammons & James Moody1973Album
Big Bad JugGene Ammons1973Album
Got My OwnGene Ammons1973Album
The Boss Is Back!Gene Ammons1972Album
Free AgainGene Ammons1972Album
Jug & DodoGene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa1972Album
The Best Of Gene Ammons With Brother Jack McDuffGene Ammons1972Compil.
Prime CutsGene Ammons / Sonny Stitt1972Compil.
The Black Cat!Gene Ammons1971Album
You Talk That Talk!Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt1971Album
The Black Cat / SomethingGene Ammons1971Single
The Chase!Gene Ammons & Dexter Gordon1971Album
My Way / Chicago BreakdownGene Ammons1971Single
My WayGene Ammons1971Album
Swining The JugGene Ammons1970Single
Son Of A Preacher ManGene Ammons1970Single
Brother Jug!Gene Ammons1970Album
Blues Up And Down, Vol. 1Gene Ammons1970Compil.
Jug Eyes / He's A Real Gone GuyGene Ammons1970Single
Jungle Strut / Madame QueenGene Ammons1970Single
The Best Of Gene Ammons For Beautiful PeopleGene Ammons1969Compil.
The Jungle Boss (Pt. 1)Gene Ammons1969Single
The Boss Is Back!Gene Ammons1969Album
Jungle Soul (Ca' Purange)Gene Ammons1968Single
Tell It Like It TisRichard "Groove" Holmes Featuring Gene Ammons, Ben Webster, Joe Pass, Les McCann1966Single
Don't Go To Strangers / CarbowGene Ammons1966Single
Boss Soul!Gene Ammons1966Album
Angel EyesGene Ammons1965Single
Angel EyesGene Ammons1965Album
Sock / Rock RollGene Ammons1965Single
Canadian Sunset / Seed ShackGene Ammons1965Single
Sock!Gene Ammons1965Album
The Party's Over / I Want To Be LovedGene Ammons1964Single
Boss TenorGene Ammons1964Single
Biggest Soul HitsGene Ammons1964Compil.
Late Hour SpecialGene Ammons1964Album
Velvet SoulGene Ammons1964Album
Velvet Soul / A Stranger In TownGene Ammons1964Single
Soul Summit Vol. 2Gene Ammons / Etta Jones / Brother Jack McDuff1963Album
Light, Bluesy, And MoodyGene Ammons1963Compil.
On The Street Of DreamsGene Ammons1963Single
Love, I Found YouGene Ammons1963Single
The Soulful Moods OfGene Ammons1963Album
Preachin'Gene Ammons1963Album
Seed Shack / Let It Be YouGene Ammons1963Single
Boss Tenors In Orbit!Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt1962Album
Pagan Love Song / AnnaGene Ammons1962Single
Soul SummitGene Ammons & Sonny Stitt With Brother Jack McDuff1962Album
Ca' PurangeGene Ammons1962Single
Just JugGene Ammons1962Album
Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961Gene Ammons / Sonny Stitt1962Album
Brother Jack Meets The BossBrother Jack McDuff And Gene Ammons1962Album
Moito Mato GrossoGene Ammons1962Single
MoonglowGene Ammons1962Single
Twisting The JugGene Ammons1962Single
Bad! Bossa NovaGene Ammons1962Album
Groovin' With JugRichard "Groove" Holmes & Gene Ammons1962Single
Dig Him!Gene Ammons / Sonny Stitt1962Album
My Babe / I Can't Stop Loving YouGene Ammons1962Single
Twisting The JugGene Ammons, Joe Newman, Brother Jack McDuff1962Album
Mellow GravyBrother Jack McDuff with Gene Ammons1962Single
Groovin' With JugRichard "Groove" Holmes & Gene Ammons1961Album
Namely You / Miss LucyGene Ammons1961Single
JugGene Ammons1961Album
Nice An' CoolGene Ammons1961Album
The Breeze And I / Up TightGene Ammons1961Single
Ol' Man River / Exactly Like YouGene Ammons1961Single
Groovin' With JugRichard "Groove" Holmes & Gene Ammons1961Single
Up Tight!Gene Ammons1961Album
Jug & SonnyGene Ammons / Sonny Stitt1960Album
Boss TenorGene Ammons1960Album
The Golden Saxophone Of Gene AmmonsGene Ammons1959Compil.
Soulful SaxophoneGene Ammons1959Album
Blue GeneGene Ammons1958Album
FunkyGene Ammons1957Album
All Star SessionsGene Ammons1956Album
Hi Fidelity Jam SessionGene Ammons1956Album
A High Fidelity Modern Jazz Jam SessionGene Ammons1955Album
This Is Always / I've Had My Last AffairEarl Coleman, Gene Ammons1955Album
Count Your Blessings / Cara MiaGene Ammons1955Album
With Or WithoutGene Ammons1954Album
New Blues Up And DownGene Ammons vs. Sonny Stitt1954Album
With Or WithoutGene Ammons1954Single
Tenor Sax Favorites: Volume ThreeGene Ammons1953Album
Red TopGene Ammons1953Single
Hot Stuff / When The Saints Go Marching InGene Ammons1952Album
Battle Of The SaxesGene Ammons vs. Sonny Stitt1951Album
Sonny Stitt vs Gene AmmonsGene Ammons, Sonny Stitt1951Single
Stringin' The JugGene Ammons vs. Sonny Stitt1951Album
I Wanna Be Loved / GravyGene Ammons1950Album
Blues Up And Down / You Can Depend On MeGene Ammons & Sonny Stitt1950Album
Three O’Clock Jam SessionLeo Blevins, Ike Day, Gene Ammons, Christine Chatman, Lowell Pointer1949Album
When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver / Hey Mr FreddyChristine Chatman With Gene Ammons1949Album
Groovin' With JugRichard "Groove" Holmes And Gene AmmonsSingle
Once In A WhileGene AmmonsAlbum
Jug Head Ramble / Can Anyone ExplainGene AmmonsSingle
Housewarmin'Gene AmmonsCompil.
I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Seven ElevenGene Ammons Quartet / Gene Ammons And His Band Featuring Gene Ammons, Sonny StittAlbum
Tenor Giants • Live At Pio's / In SwedenBen Webster / Gene AmmonsCompil.
The Vibes Are OnSonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Charlie ParkerCompil.
Hello LoveGene AmmonsSingle
Hooray For John Coltrane [&] Gene AmmonsJohn Coltrane, Gene AmmonsAlbum
Ammons BoogieGene AmmonsSingle
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