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FOUR ACES Hits From Hollywood & Broadway

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FOUR ACES: Hits From Hollywood & Broadway

)2010/SEPIA9 26 tracks


FOUR ACES - Hits From Hollywood & Broadway Medium 1
1: Standing On The Corner  
2: Long Before I Knew You  
3: Too Close For Comfort  
4: Anyone Would Love You  
5: How Can You Forget  
6: Get Me To The Church On Time  
7: It's Good To Be Alive  
8: Till There Was You  
9: You Are Beautiful  
10: Tonight  
11: Two Faces In The Dark  
12: Small World  
13: I Love Paris  
14: Bali Ha'i  
15: South Of The Border  
16: Hawaiian Wedding Song  
17: Waltzing Mathilda  
18: Arrividerci Roma  
19: Love Is A Many Splendored Thing  
20: Whatever Will Be, Will Be  
21: Written On The Wind  
22: Secret Love  
23: Tammy  
24: Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo  
25: To Love Again  
26: Three Coins In The Fountain  


Artikeleigenschaften von FOUR ACES: Hits From Hollywood & Broadway

  • Interpret: FOUR ACES

  • Albumtitel: Hits From Hollywood & Broadway

  • Format CD
  • Genre Pop

  • Music Genre Pop
  • Music Style Pop Vocal
  • Music Sub-Genre 281 Pop Vocal
  • Title Hits From Hollywood & Broadway
  • Label SEPIA

  • SubGenre Pop - Vocal Pop

  • EAN: 5055122111535

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Four Aces"

The Four Aces

The Four Aces

Who Is There To Blame

Not to be confused with Al Alberts' pop quartet of the same name from Chester, Pennsylvania who became infinitely more popular (at least from a mainstream perspective), these Four Aces made their musical mark first.

The Original 4 Aces, as they became known after Alberts' crew made such a huge impression from 1951 on, got their start in Fort Worth while still in high school. First tenor James Franks, second tenor Algia Pickett, baritone George Smith, and bass Otha Jackson eventually relocated to San Francisco, and while the war stalled their momentum (three Aces were inducted into the Navy), they reformed after war's end and proceeded to tear up the Bay Area club scene, leading to a deal with Rene La Marre's Trilon label in 1946. Along the way, they became a self-contained unit with Franks picking up the guitar, Smith on piano and Jackson on upright bass.

The Aces waxed their biggest seller, the two-part I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder (they only sang on Part 2) at their first Trilon session (see our previous volume). The Aces' half dozen Trilon encores didn't make the same local impression, so they moved on to Bill McCall, Jr.'s 4 Star logo. Or at least some of their masters did. Bob Geddins, one of the Bay Area's top R&B indie producers, reportedly sold 4 Star several Four Aces tracks in 1949, and the company pressed up Lazy Navajo b/w Aces Swing, then Too Late b/w Jumpin' Out, before the year was over.

Penned by George Smith and issued in January of '50, the luxurious ballad Who Is There To Blame was half of the Aces' last 4 Star offering. Otha Jackson sang it with suave assurance over Smith's chunky piano chording (he embarks on an aggressive solo halfway through). Yoked to a Pickett-led Because I'm In Love With You, it was the quartet's 4 Star swan song. By the time Geddins released their rendition of Eddie Miller's country classic Release Me in 1954 on his Big Town logo, necessity forced Geddins to issue it as by The Original 4 Aces to differentiate it from the East Coast's Four Aces (ditto their last release the next year, I Can See An Angel). Franks left the act in 1957, and by year's end their last hand was played.

Bill Dahl

Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.03

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