Two CD collection from one of R&B's brightest but most short-lived supernovas that ropes together all his solo singles along with sublime piano sessions for the likes of B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Compiled and annotated in intricate detail by Dave Penny, the set is high on the lower elements of the battered soul, running the gamut from yearning to regret, highlights including his inimitable grasp of the 'heart-ballad' on hits including "My Song", "The Clock" and "Please Forgive Me", but also jumping R&B outings such as "Never Let Me Go". Johnny Ace was a monumental talent dealt the worst hand imaginable much too soon. By rounding up every recording credited to the artist in his own right, plus his neglected session work, Ace's Wild! provides an overdue, comprehensive survey of - and worthy tribute to - his short but spectacular career. Future Voyage.
39131OJohnny Ace - Ace's Wild: The Complete Solo Sides and Sessions (2-CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/10/5055311001173.jpg?v=419.9917.99USDOutOfStockMojo (Publisher): 4 stars out of 5 -- "Spanning the all-too-brief career of the talented but wild living young pianist..."PIDCDBluesJohnny-Ace2012-07-09
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