Sock!

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Sock!
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1965
Recorded November 26, 1954, November 4, 1955, April 13, 1962 and September 5, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7400
Gene Ammons chronology
Angel Eyes
(1960-62)
Sock!
(1954-62)
Bad! Bossa Nova
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Sock! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons compiling sessions recorded between 1954 and 1962 and released on the Prestige label in 1965.[2]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 1½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Sock! is basically a mess. The ten brief songs are strung together with no thought given to sound or segues, and the material itself is pretty weak".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Coolade" (Mal Waldron) - 4:11
  2. "Short Stop" (Waldron) - 3:30
  3. "They Say You're Laughing at Me" (Jerry Livingston) - 2:55
  4. "Scam" (Gene Ammons) - 5:35
  5. "Sock" (Ammons) - 2:45
  6. "What I Say" - 2:45
  7. "Count Your Blessings" (Richard Morgan, Edith Temple) - 4:15
  8. "Cara Mia" (Lee Lange, Tulio Trapani) - 2:50
  9. "Blues for Turfers" (Edwin Moore) - 3:45
  10. "Rock Roll" (Chico O'Farrill) - 2:55
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on November 26, 1954 (tracks 5-8) and November 4, 1955 (tracks 9 & 10) and at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs New Jersey on April 13, 1962 (tracks 4) and September 5, 1962 (tracks 1-3)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 12, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 12, 2012