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(Week of 9/16/00 - 9/22/00)


TRIBUTE TO THE FOUR ACES PART 2

"There's A Rumor Going Around"
by The Four Aces
on Trilon 145-A
released in 1946

"Who Is There To Blame"
by The 4 Aces
on 4 Star 1408
released in 1950

[The above photo courtesy of Marv Goldberg and Otha Jackson. It is from Marv's article ("The 4 Aces") in Discoveries, Issue 125, October 1998.]

Above: 1940 Photo of The Four Aces, who were from Ft. Worth, TX. (L-R) James Reubin Franks, Algia Pickett, George Smith, and Otha Jackson.


Above Left: The Four Aces' third record for Trilon was released in December 1946 at the same time as their first two records. Vocal lead responsibilities were varied from record to record... with credit appearing on the label as well as a full listing of the group members (both Trilon and 4 Star).

Above Right: This is their third of three releases for William McCall's 4 Star label in Pasadena, CA. The writing on the label is the names of the four group members (see below). Notice that Algia's name is now spelled "Algea".

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Above: All four group member names were handwritten on this 4 Star record label by someone. As shown in this close up, "Algia" was written with an "i" not an "e" and James Franks was written with an "R" middle initial. Hence, this was done by someone knowledgeable. Any ideas? Could it have been a group member?


Above: This is the flip side of 4 Star 1408. Lead vocal and written by Algea Pickett.

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[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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FOR TRIBUTE TO THE FOUR ACES, PART 1, PLEASE CLICK "I WONDER, I WONDER, I WONDER", "PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE.


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