Sonny Boy (album)

Sonny Boy
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1961
Recorded October 5 and December 7, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:01
Label Prestige
PR 7207
Producer Bob Weinstock
Sonny Rollins chronology
Tour de Force
Sonny Boy
Sonny Rollins, Volume 1

Sonny Boy is a 1961 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins comprising four tracks from his final recordings for the Prestige label, three of which were originally released on Tour de Force, along with an unissued performance from the session that produced Rollins Plays for Bird.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Tour de Force is a more logical purchase, although the music on this CD does feature the immortal tenor saxophonist in fine form."[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated

  1. "Ee-Ah" - 6:52
  2. "B. Quick" - 9:13
  3. "B. Swift" - 5:15
  4. "The House I Live In" (Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) - 9:21
  5. "Sonny Boy" (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson) - 8:22



  1. Sonny Rollins discography, accessed February 11, 2013.
  2. Down Beat: March 1, 1962 vol. 29, no. 5
  3. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic review, accessed February 11, 2013.
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