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Gene "Jug" Ammons
Birth: Apr. 14, 1925
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1974

Jazz Musician. Born Eugene Ammons, he was a tenor saxophonist and son of jazz pianist Albert Ammons. In 1943 he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax and the following year he joined Billy Eckstine's Bebop Band and soon made a name for himself. In 1947, he made his first records as a leader, for the Chicago-based Mercury label and teamed up with Sonny Stitt in the 1950s, making many fine recordings to include "Jivin", "Golden Sax", "Funky" and "Groove Blues". During the 1960s, he went through a period of playing in the rhythm and blues vein, as did many of his contemporaries. Before he died of cancer, he wrote and recorded his last song titled "Goodbye". (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Lincoln Cemetery
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Aug 24, 2002
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