Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 12/23/06 - 12/29/06)

TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY ACE

"Salute To Johnny Ace"
by The Rovers
on Music City 780
released in 1955

"Pledging My Love"
by Johnny Ace
on Duke 136
released in 1955


[Above image courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]
Above: Photo of The Rovers from late 1954. (L-R) Billy Ray Williams, Jay Payton, Oliver Stevenson, Ralph Helms, and Hank Swarn.

Click HERE for an article about The Rovers by Marv Goldberg. (Will open in a separate window)



Above Left: Sheet music for "Pledging My Love" featured by Johnny Ace, whose record reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart in 1955. This continued a string of hits for him starting with his first record in 1952. Johnny met his untimely death on December 25, 1954.

Above Right: Label image for Music City 780 released in January 1955. Lead singer is Oliver Stevenson. The flip is a non-Rovers instrumental.

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
 
  A) Click on the option below for Streaming RealAudio
 
     The Rovers:
     Salute To Johnny Ace - Music City 780 - 1955
 
     Johnny Ace:
     Pledging My Love - Duke 136 - 1955
 
     BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B) Click on the option below to Download RealAudio
 
     The Rovers:
     Salute To Johnny Ace - Music City 780 - 1955 (390KB)
 
     Johnny Ace:
     Pledging My Love - Duke 136 - 1955 (374KB)


MORE TRIBUTE RECORDS TO JOHNNY ACE (will open in a separate window):
  • In Memory (A Tribute To Johnny Ace) - Marie Adams - Peacock
  • Johnny Has Gone - Varetta Dillard - Savoy

  • CLICK HERE FOR "THE JOHNNY ACE WEB PAGE".
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