The Happy Blues

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The Happy Blues
The Happy Blues.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
RecordedApril 23, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
PRLP 7039
ProducerBob Weinstock
Gene Ammons chronology
All Star Sessions
The Happy Blues
Jammin' with Gene

The Happy Blues is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 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., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 9. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.