Boss Soul!

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Boss Soul!
Boss Soul!.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1963
Recorded October 17–18, 1961
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7445
Producer Esmond Edwards
Gene Ammons chronology
Up Tight!
(1961)Up Tight!1961
Boss Soul!
Twisting the Jug
(1961)Twisting the Jug1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Boss Soul! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1961 and released on the Prestige label.[2] The album was recorded at the same sessions that produced Up Tight!.


Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with its review by Stewart Mason stating, "Boss Soul is not a top-drawer Gene Ammons release, but it's thoroughly enjoyable throughout".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. "Soft Summer Breeze" (Eddie Heywood, J. Spencer) – 4:50
  2. "Don't Go to Strangers" (Redd Evans, Arthur Kent, Dave Mann) – 6:23
  3. "Song of the Islands" (Charles E. King) – 5:10
  4. "Travelin'" (Kenny Burrell) – 3:40
  5. "Carbow" – 6:05
  6. "(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 6:00
  7. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James) – 4:45


  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 17, 1961 (tracks 6-8) and October 18, 1961 (tracks 1-5)



  1. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 11, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 11, 2012