Albert Ammons


Birthday September 23, 1907

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Illinois

DEATH DATE Dec 2, 1949 (42)

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Early twentieth-century pianist who specialized in boogie-woogie music. He recorded several albums under the Blue Note and Mercury labels.

Before Fame

He performed with Benny Goodman and Harry James.


He appeared as himself in the 1944 film Boogie-Woogie Dream.

Family Life

He was born into a family of pianists and had no difficulty mastering the instrument by the age of ten.

Associated With

He played at President Harry S. Truman's inauguration in 1949.