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Albert Ammons

Albert Ammons (1907-1949) was an American boogie-woogie pianist.

Ammons formed his own band in 1934, and in 1938 performed in the Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnegie Hall, which among other achievements launched the boogie-woogie craze. He and two other performers at the concert, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson, became the leading boogie-woogie pianists of the day. The three worked together at Café Society and also toured and recorded as a trio.

He worked steadily till his death in 1949; he played at Harry S. Truman's inauguration that year.

He was the father of tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons.