"Release Me"/"Whose Arms Are You Missing"
The Original 4 Aces
on Big Town 112
released in 1954
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."
Click HERE for an article about The Four Aces by Marv Goldberg. (Will open in a separate window)
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
AT LEFT is Algia C. Pickett and his wife, DeLauris Cole Pickett.
(Photo provided by their son, Tom Pickett)
MORE SELECTIONS BY THE FOUR ACES (will open in a separate window):
- PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE - TRILON 144 
- THERE'S A RUMOR GOING AROUND - TRILON 145 
- WHO IS THERE TO BLAME/BECAUSE I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU - 4-STAR 1408 
- VGH RADIO SHOW "THE FOUR ACES (TEXAS GROUP)":
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