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us: Ammons, Albert, 1907-1949

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Louisiana Stompers
        • Organization: Rhythm Kings Band
        • Organization: Louis P. Banks Chesterfield Orchestra
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Pianists
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
      • Sources

        • found: The King of Boogie-Woogie [SR] 1981?: label (Albert Ammons, pianist) container (b. 9/23/07; d. 12/5/49, both in Chicago)
        • found: Grove music online, Apr. 6, 2007 (Ammons, Albert (C.); b. Sept. 23, 1907, Chicago, d. Dec. 2 or 3, 1949, Chicago; American pianist, father of Gene Ammons)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 7, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ammons, Albert C.; pianist, jazz musician; born 23 September 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; joined a band in South Bend, Indiana (1924); played in Detroit, and went back to Chicago (1972); led a band at the Dusty Bottom club in Chicago; joined François Moseley's Louisiana Stompers and played with William Barbee and His Headquarters (1930-1931); joined the drummer Louis P. Banks's Chesterfield Orchestra (1931-1934); formed Rhythm Kings band and began a two-year stand at the Club DeLisa (1934); took part in the "Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall, New York (1938); remained at the uptown location of Café Society in a duo with Johnson (until 1942); resumed playing, mainly in Chicago, and recorded under the leadership of his son (1947); joined Lionel Hampton and recorded "Chicken Shack Boogie" (1949); died 02 December 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
      • LC Classification

        • ML419.A58
      • Change Notes

        • 1986-03-25: new
        • 2015-03-20: revised
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