The Black Cat!

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The Black Cat!
The Black Cat!.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1971
Recorded November 11, 1970
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:34
Label Prestige
PR 10006
Producer Bob Porter
Gene Ammons chronology
The Chase!
(1970)The Chase!1970
The Black Cat!
You Talk That Talk!
(1971)You Talk That Talk!1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

The Black Cat! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons, recorded in 1970 and released on the Prestige label.[3]


Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Stewart Mason stating, "One of Gene Ammons' best late-period albums, 1970's Black Cat is a bluesy, low-key album and a comparative anomaly: a primarily acoustic soul-jazz album! Ammons was experimenting heavily with the amplified, feedback-laced electric saxophone during this period, but for Black Cat he sticks to his familiar unamplified tenor, playing raunchy gutbucket lines".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. "The Black Cat" – 5:36
  2. "Long Long Time" (Gary White) – 4:31
  3. "Piece to Keep Away Evil Spirits" – 7:49
  4. "Jug Eyes" – 8:10
  5. "Something" (George Harrison) – 3:20
  6. "Hi Ruth!" – 5:08



  1. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 17, 2012
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 9. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 17, 2012