8 to the Bar

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8 to the Bar
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Studio album by Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons
Released September 1941
Recorded May 7 and June 17, 1941
Genre Boogie-woogie
Label Victor
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Virgin Encyclopedia of The Blues (Colin Larkin) 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

8 to the Bar is a studio album released by Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons in 1941 on Victor 78rpm set P-69, record numbers 27504 through 27507.[3]

Background[edit]

It was recorded in two sessions, May 7 and June 17, 1941.[4] It was reissued by RCA Victor in 1952 as a 10-inch LP record as LPT-9.[5] In the United Kingdom, this LP was released by the Gramophone Company as HMV DLP 1011.[6] It was also released as a set of four 45rpm discs, WPT-14.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

The album peaked at number 2, in 1945, on Billboard's album chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All titles credited to (Johnson - Ammons)

No. Title Length
1. "Cuttin' the Boogie" (27504A)  
2. "Barrel House Boogie" (27504B)  
3. "Boogie Woogie Man" (27505A)  
4. "Walkin' the Boogie" (27505B)  
5. "Sixth Avenue Express" (27506A)  
6. "Pine Creek" (27506B)  
7. "Foot Pedal Boogie" (27507A)  
8. "Movin' the Boogie" (27507B)  

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2013). The Virgin Encyclopedia of The Blues. Virgin. ISBN 9781448132744. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "8 to the Bar". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Bruyninckx, Walter. 60 years of recorded jazz 1917-1977, Volume 6. 
  4. ^ Abrams, Steve; Settlemier, Tyrone (May 18, 2012). "VICTOR numerical listing discography: 27500 - 28000". Online Discographical Project. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Neely, Tim (2011). Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide: 50 Years of Jazz on Vinyl. Krause Publications. p. 43. ISBN 9781440227721. 
  6. ^ Harris, Rex (1956). Jazz (4 ed.). Penguin Books. p. 167. 
  7. ^ "Album and LP Reviews". Billboard. December 8, 1951. p. 49. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Joel Whitburn's Billboard pop hits, singles & albums, 1940-1954. Record Research. p. 519. ISBN 9780898201529.