Four Aces, The

Also known as 4 Aces, The, Die Four Aces, Four Aces, Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts, Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts, The, Four Aces, Die, Four Dads, The, Los 4 Ases, Los Cuatro Ases
Members of Four Aces, The: Al Alberts, Dave Mahoney (2), Louis Silvestri, Rosario Vaccaro
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Discography of Four Aces, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Understand / I'm Yours 2 Audio 1951 Brunswick
2 Mister Sandman / Sluefoot 2 Audio Fonit Cetra
3 Written In The Wind / Someone To Love 2 Audio Fonit
4 Mister Sandman / I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time 2 Audio Decca
5 The Gang That Sang "Heart Of My Heart" / Stranger In Paradise 2 Audio 1953 Decca
6 Greatest Hits 18 Audio 1993 MCA Records
7 The Four Aces 20 Audio Object Enterprises
8 Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing 2 Audio Brunswick
9 The Gang That Sang "Heart Of My Heart" / Stranger In Paradise 2 Audio Fonit
10 Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing / Shine On Harvest Moon 2 Audio 1955 Decca
11 There Goes My Heart / You'll Always Be The One 2 Audio 1955 Decca
12 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (All the Little Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet-Tweet) 2 Audio Decca
13 The Golden Hits Of The Four Aces 14 Audio Brunswick
14 Hits From Hollywood 12 Audio 1958
15 A Merry Christmas With The Four Aces (Part 2) 5 Audio 1956 Decca
16 A Woman In Love / Of This I'm Sure 2 Audio 1955 Decca
17 Heartache In Costume / Two Arms, Two Lips, One Heart! 2 Audio 1958 Decca
18 I Wish I May, I Wish I Might / Rock And Roll Rhapsody 2 Audio 1958 Decca
19 I Would Love You Still / How Do You Say Goodbye 2 Audio 1957 Decca
20 Yes Sir, That's My Baby / Three Sheets To The Wind 2 Audio 1957 Decca
21 Tell Me Why / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing 2 Audio MCA Records
22 Melody Of Love 2 Audio 1955 Decca
23 Untitled 4 Audio
24 A Merry Christmas With The Four Aces 5 Audio 1957 Fonit
25 My Devotion 2 Audio 1953 Decca
26 Friendly Persuasion 2 Audio 1956 Decca
27 The Four Aces 8 Audio 1953 Decca
28 Tell Me Why / A Garden In The Rain 2 Audio 1951 Decca
29 Beyond The Blue Horizon 4 Audio Decca
30 Written In The Wind 4 Audio Brunswick
31 Mister Sandman 2 Audio 1954 Decca
32 There Goes My Heart 10 Audio 1969 Vocalion (2)
33 Tell Me Why 14 Audio MCA Records
34 Bahama Mama / A Woman In Love 2 Audio 1957 Brunswick
35 Three Coins In The Fountain 2 Audio 1954 Decca
36 The World Outside 2 Audio 1959 Decca
37 Sin / Arizona Moon 2 Audio 1952 Victoria Records (3)
38 Three Coins In The Fountain 2 Audio Brunswick
39 Hits From Hollywood 12 Audio 1958 Decca
40 You Can't Run Away From It 11 Audio 1957 Brunswick
41 The Four Aces Sing Film Titles 4 Audio 1957 Brunswick
42 Sentimental Souvenirs 12 Audio 1954 Decca
43 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing 2 Audio 1957 Brunswick
44 Golden Greats 16 Audio 1985 MCA Records
45 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing 20 Audio 1993 SPA
46 It's A Woman's World / Cuckoo Bird In The Pickle Tree 2 Audio Fonit
47 Silent Night / O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel) 2 Audio 1955 Decca
48 Sincerely... The Four Aces 12 Audio 1975 Westown Records
49 The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness / The World Outside 2 Audio 1958 Brunswick
50 Honey In The Horn 2 Audio 1953-05-00 Decca

[a=Al Alberts] from South Philadelphia, who had worked with the big bands of [a=Jan Savitt] and [a=Elliot Lawrence] before World War II, played piano when he could get near one, and sang in a powerful tenor. His newfound friend Dave Mahoney from Chester, a suburb of the city, played fine tenor sax and could also sang vocal parts. They promised each other they would work together at the end of the war and live from music.

Returning to Chester in 1956, Alberts and Mahoney enlisted the aid of record owner Marty Caruso who rounded up two more members: Rosario "Sod" Vaccaro, who sang baritone and played trumpet, and Louis Silvestri, drummer and bass voice. Silvestri belonged to a roller-skating club called 'The Aces', and the group took the name as their own. They rehearsed and polished old standards, versions of current pop tunes, and wrote some new material to play at local clubs and college dances.

Al Alberts left the Four Aces in 1956 and was replaced by Freddie Diodatti. Eventually, all the original members left the group and a new line-up was formed, consisting of Tony Alesi, Joe Giglio and Harry Heisler.

In 1975, the declining health of Tony Alesi forced him to leave the band. He was replaced by Danny Colingo.

After a legal battle between the original and new members of the formation, the court allowed the founding members to tour as "The Original Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts", which they did, finally retiring the original act in 1987.

The second incarnation of The Four Aces still use the name and perform the songs that made The Original Four Aces popular.

The group was intronized to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.

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