Previous Single Artist Record Of The Week
From The Collection Of Paul Ressler

(Biweekly 11/13/04 - 11/26/04)


"Johnny Has Gone"/"So Many Ways"
by Varetta Dillard
on Savoy 1153-A/B
released in 1955



Above: Photo of (L-R) Varetta Dillard.

Click HERE for an article about Varetta Dillard by J.C. Marion.




Above: Label images of Savoy 1153-A recorded on January 24, 1955. This was one of several tribute records following Johnny Ace's December 25, 1954 death (click here for one by Marie Adams).

In March 1955, Varetta contributed to the vocal harmony cause, recording one side with The Roamers, who had three releases of their own on the Savoy label (1954-55).

CLICK HERE FOR "THE JOHNNY ACE WEB PAGE".

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

A) Click on an option below to listen to Varetta Dillard using Streaming RealAudio.

"Johnny Has Gone" - Savoy 1153-A - 1955
"So Many Ways" - Savoy 1153-B - 1955
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.

"Johnny Has Gone" - Savoy 1153-A - 1955 (file size=433KB)
"So Many Ways" - Savoy 1153-B - 1955 (file size=433KB)


CLICK HERE FOR ANOTHER SELECTION BY VARETTA DILLARD.


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