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Ram Ramirez
Roger, a.k.a. Ram, was a pianist and composer; he was born 1913 in Puerto Rico. In 1920, his family emigrated to the USA.
 
At the beginning of his career, in 1933, Ram played with the Louisiana Stompers, the Spirits of Rhythm and Monette Moore. He worked for Rex Stewart, Willie Bryant and Bobbie Martin. In the 1940's, he sat in the orchestre of Ella Fitzgerald, played together with Ike Quebec, Jimmy Shirley and Al Hall.
 
In the 1950's, he turned to the organ. In the 1960's, he toured with T-Bone Walker, later, in the 1970's, with the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. His composition "Lover Man" was highly appreciated and Billie Holiday turned it to a jazz standard. Ram passed away in 1994.
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Discography
King Pleasure Sings - Annie Ross Sings
OJC-217 (P-7128)
recorded October 1952 in USA
Annie Ross, vocals
Teacho Wiltshire, piano
Ram Ramirez, organ
Percy Heath, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Organ Jazz Live In Harlem
Black And Blue 33.007
released 1960
Ram Ramirez, organ
Ronnie Coles, drums
Arthur Prysock
Verve Records 841 130-2
released 1989
Arthur Prysock, vocals
Wallace Davenport, trumpet
George Cohn, trumpet
Al Aarons, trumpet
Philip Guilbeau, trumpet
Henderson Chambers, trombone
Al Grey, trombone
William Hughes, trombone
Grover Mitchell, trombone
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, reeds
Eric Dixon, reeds
Charlie Fowlkes, reeds
Zane Paul, flute, reeds
Marshall Royal, reeds
Bobby Plater, reeds
Count Basie, piano
Stan Free, piano
Ram Ramirez, organ
George Duvivier, guitar
Freddie Green, guitar
Mundell Lowe, guitar
Al Lucas, guitar
Wally Richardson, guitar
Norman Keenan, bass
Rufus "Speedy" Jones, drums
Ed Shaughnessy, drums
Count Basie Orchestra
Jazz 'Round Midnight
Verve Records 314 527 033-2
recorded between 1963 and 1968
released 1995
Arthur Prysock, vocals
Mundell Lowe, guitar
Wally Richardson, guitar
Zane Zacharoff, flute, woodwind
Stan Free, piano
Ram Ramirez, organ
Art Davis, bass
George Duvivier, bass
Al Lucas, bass
Ed Shaughnessy, drums

 
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