Albert Ammons – Boogie Woogie Stomp
Delmark DD 705 (1998)
With Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson. 14 of the 18 songs were recorded in September/October ’39 at the Hotel Sherman, Chicago for radio broadcast. The remainder are from a late ’38 recording at Frank Lyon’s home studio. Highlights include Lewis’ jive commentary on “Three Little Words” where he addresses fictitious dancers and the notorious landlady at a rent party and the duet on two pianos by Ammons and Lewis on “Saturday Night”. Boogie Woogie Stomp is also the name of a book about Ammons by Christopher I. Page (pub. Northeast Ohio Jazz Society, 1997) who provided the source material for the Hotel Sherman material. Also available: Pete Johnson – Central Avenue Boogie (Delmark 656).