TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY ACE
"Salute To Johnny Ace"
"Pledging My Love"
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.]
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Salute To Johnny Ace - Music City 780 - 1955
Pledging My Love - Duke 136 - 1955
BOTH SONGS played in sequence
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Salute To Johnny Ace - Music City 780 - 1955 (390KB)
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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