Big Bad Jug

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Big Bad Jug
Big Bad Jug.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1973
Recorded October 28 & 30 and November 1, 1972
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10070
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Gene Ammons chronology
Got My Own
Big Bad Jug
God Bless Jug and Sonny
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Big Bad Jug is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[2]


Allmusic awarded the album 2 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "The repertoire, which includes a couple of funky originals... is not too inspiring... but Ammons makes the best of it".[1]

Track listing

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. "Lady Mama" – 6:52
  2. "I Can't Help Myself" (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) – 4:13
  3. "Lucille" (Little Richard, Harold Vick) – 4:55
  4. "Fly Me" – 3:10
  5. "Big Bad Jug" – 7:46
  6. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) – 4:31
  7. "Fuzz" (Dave Grusin) – 4:27
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 28, 1972 (tracks 4 & 7), November 30, 1972 (tracks 3 & 4) and November 1, 1972 (tracks 2 & 7)



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 18, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 18, 2012
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