The Four Aces

The story of The Four Aces started when Philadelphia born Al Alberts was serving in the U.S. Navy and teamed up with tenor saxist Dave Mahoney. After discharge in 1946 they performed back in Pennsylvania as a duo, and then with local boys Rosario (Sod) Voccaro on trumpet and drummer Lou Silvestri, formed an instrumental combo. Pretty soon they discovered they were even better vocalists than musicians. Al was the lead and Dave, Sod and Lou added the tenor, baritone and bass voices. After a while of singing local dates they were approached by songwriters George Hoven and Chester Shull with a number they had written called ‘(It’s No) Sin.’ When the song received it privately on a label they christened Victoria. Local radio station plays soon spread across the State and eventually the country. In the end the record sold over a million copies. Eventually, the group was signed by Decca who released their second million copy seller, ‘Tell Me Why.’ A change of backing orchestra from Owen Bradley to Jack Pleis then brought further successes with ‘Heart of My Heart,’ their first American No.1, the million selling ‘Three Coins in the Fountain,’ and their top 10 version of ‘Mister Sandman.’ Al Alberts left the group in 1958 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Freddie Diodatti, who fronted the foursome on their 1959 chart success ‘The World Outside.’ Dave and Sod left the group in the Sixties. The final member, Lou, left in 1976 to join the other members in a group, which was named The Original Four Aces, who continued to perform until 1987.

1. (It’s No) Sin
2. Tell Me Why
3. Heart and Soul
4. Garden in the Rain
5. Stranger in Paradise
6. Gang That Sang “Heart of My Heart”
7. Mister Sandman
8. Perfidia
9. Melody of Love
10. Three Coins in a Fountain
11. I’m Yours
12. Should I
13. There Is a Tavern in the Town
14. You Brought Me Love
15. In Apple Blossom Time
16. Dream
17. So Long
18. Laughing on the Outside
19. Organ Grinder’s Swing
20. Rosita
21. Just Squeeze Me
22. I Understand
23. It’s a Woman’s World (From Woman’s World)
24. Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine)
25. Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine)

1. Love Is A Many Splendid Thing
2. A Garden In The Rain
3. The Gang That Sang ‘Heart Of My Heart’
4. Tell Me Why
5. Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
6. Perfidia
7. Melody Of Love
8. A Woman In Love
9. (It’s No) Sin
10. Should I
11. Stranger In Paradise
12. I’m Yours
13. Heart
14. Til Tomorrow
15. Mister Sandman
16. The World Outside (Theme From The ‘Warsaw Concerto)
17. Heart & Soul
18. Three Coins In The Fountain

1. (It’s No) Sin
2. Tell Me Why
3. Garden In The Rain
4. Perfidia
5. You Brought Me Love
6. Two Little Kisses
7. Whose To Blame
8. I’m Yours
9. I Understand
10. Should I
11. Heart & Soul
12. Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me)
13. La Rosita
14. Take Me In Your Arms
15. I’ll Never Smile Again
16. You Fooled Me
17. If You Take My Heart Away
18. Organ Grinder’s Swing
19. Honey In The Horn
20. False Love
21. Don’t Forget Me
22. Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)
23. Stranger In Paradise
24. Gang That Sang ‘Heart Of My Heart’ (Amor)
25. So Long
26. Let’s Fall In Love
27. Three Coins In The Fountain
28. Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine)
29. Dream
30. It’s A Woman’s World
31. Mister Sandman
32. Melody Of Love
33. There Is A Tavern In The Town
34. There Goes My Heart
35. Heart
36. Love Is A Many-Splendid Thing
37. Shine On Harvest Moon
38. Woman In Love
39. Of This I’m Sure

1. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
2. It’s No Sin
3. Tell Me Why
4. Garden in the Rain
5. Perfidia
6. I’m Yours
7. Heart and Soul
8. I’ll Never Smile Again
9. My Devotion
10. Should I?
11. Rosita
12. Just Squeeze Me, But Don’t Tease Me
13. Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside
14. Organ Grinder’s Swing
15. That Gang That Sang “Heart of My Heart”
16. Stranger in Paradise
17. Amor
18. Three Coins in the Fountain
19. Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine
20. Dream
21. It’s a Woman’s World
22. Mister Sandman
23. Melody of Love
24. There Is a Tavern in the Town
25. Heart
26. Shine on, Harvest Moon
27. Woman in Love
28. So Long

1. Tell Me Why
2. Perfidia
3. Three Coins In The Fountain
4. Garden In The Rain, A
5. You Brought Me Love
6. Sin, (It’s No)
7. Heart And Soul
8. I’m Yours
9. I Understand
10. Stranger In Paradise
11. Gang That Sang “Heart Of My Heart,” The
12. Should I
13. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
14. Heart
15. It’s A Woman’s World
16. Melody Of Love
17. Woman In Love, A
18. Mister Sandman

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