The Happy Blues

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The Happy Blues
The Happy Blues.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1956
Recorded April 23, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 40:02
Label Prestige
PRLP 7039
Producer Bob Weinstock
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The Happy Blues is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 5 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "This is one of the great studio jam sessions... a highly recommended set".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Happy Blues" (Art Farmer) - 12:08
  2. "The Great Lie" (Cab Calloway, Andy Gibson) - 8:42
  3. "Can't We Be Friends?" (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 12:54
  4. "Madhouse" (Jackie McLean) - 6:42



  1. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 6, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 6, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 9. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.