Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/17/07 - 2/23/07)

"Release Me"/"Whose Arms Are You Missing"
The Original 4 Aces
on Big Town 112
released in 1954

[Clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Newspaper clipping from April 25, 1942: "The Four Aces are really going places. Right now they're riding high on a wave of popularity that has kept them busy in California night spots. Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, the Four Aces are: George Smith, Rubin Franks, Otha Jackson and Algia Pickett."

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Above: Label image for Big Town 112. This was the first of two releases by this group on Big Town (1954-55). It must have been a hit (see label). James Rubin Franks sings lead on this side and Algia Pickett on the flip. As "The Four Aces", they had releases on Trilon (1946-47) and 4-Star (1949-50).

Listen to this week's selections by The Original 4 Aces: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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     Release Me - Big Town 112 - 1954
     Whose Arms Are You Missing - Big Town 112 - 1954
     BOTH SONGS played in sequence

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     Release Me - Big Town 112 - 1954
     Whose Arms Are You Missing - Big Town 112 - 1954

  AT LEFT is Algia C. Pickett and his wife, DeLauris Cole Pickett.
  (Photo provided by their son, Tom Pickett)

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