Sonny Boy (album)

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Sonny Boy
Sonny Boy (album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 5 and December 7, 1956
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
PR 7207
ProducerBob Weinstock
Sonny Rollins chronology
Tour de Force
Sonny Boy
Sonny Rollins, Volume 1

Sonny Boy is a 1961 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins comprising four tracks from his final recordings for the Prestige label, three of which were originally released on Tour de Force, along with an unissued performance from the session that produced Rollins Plays for Bird.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Down Beat4/5 stars[3]

AllMusic critic Scott Yanow states: "Tour de Force is a more logical purchase, although the music on this CD does feature the immortal tenor saxophonist in fine form."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except where noted.

  1. "Ee-Ah" – 6:52
  2. "B. Quick" – 9:13
  3. "B. Swift" – 5:15
  4. "The House I Live In" (Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) – 9:21
  5. "Sonny Boy" (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson) – 8:22
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on October 5 (track 4) and December 7 (tracks 1-3 & 5), 1956



  1. ^ Sonny Rollins discography, accessed February 11, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. AllMusic review, accessed February 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Down Beat: March 1, 1962 vol. 29, no. 5