Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#750 (Week of 3/24/12- 3/30/12)


"I Wonder Why"/"Get Lost"
by The Rhythm Aces
on Vee-Jay VJ-124
released in 1954


Above: 1955 photo of The Rhythm Aces (Left-Right) Billy Steward (first tenor), Chuck Rowan (second tenor), Clyde Rhymes (baritone) and Vince House (baritone/bass).

Click HERE for an article about The Rhythm Aces by Marv Goldberg.
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Above Left: (Top) Vee-Jay/The Rhythm Aces clipping from May 1955. (Bottom) Review from The Billboard dated 1/29/55.

Above Right: Label image of Vee-Jay VJ-124 recorded on November 2, 1954 and released in December 1954. This is The Rhythm Aces' first of three releases on Vee-Jay (1954-55). Billy Steward sings lead on both sides.

From Trade Magazine: Feb. 1955—Calvin Carter of Vee-Jay tells us he has reports from Pittsburgh, where the Rhythm Aces are now appearing, that their disking of "Wonder Why" is breaking. On the strength of this first recording by the 'Aces,' they are booked solid, according to Carter....

Listen to this week's selections by The Rhythm Aces on Vee-Jay VJ-124 from 1954:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
          1. I Wonder Why
          2. Get Lost
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
          1. I Wonder Why
          2. Get Lost

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
          1. I Wonder Why
          2. Get Lost

     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]


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