The Four Aces

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Al Alberts from South Philadelphia, who had worked with the big bands of Jan Savitt and 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 1958 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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Albums

9-361 The Four Aces - The Four Aces album art Four Aces* Featuring Al Alberts Four Aces* Featuring Al Alberts - The Four Aces (Album, EP) Decca 9-361 US 1952 Sell This Version
DL 8191 The Four Aces - A Merry Christmas With The Four Aces album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - A Merry Christmas With The Four Aces (Album) Decca DL 8191 US 1955 Sell This Version
DL 8122 The Four Aces - Mood For Love album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - Mood For Love (Album) Decca DL 8122 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
FR12-1217 The Four Aces - You Can't Run Away From It album art June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Stubby Kaye, The Four Aces June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Stubby Kaye, The Four Aces - You Can't Run Away From It (Album) Festival Records FR12-1217 Australia 1956 Sell This Version
DL 8227 The Four Aces - Sentimental Souvenirs album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - Sentimental Souvenirs Decca DL 8227 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
DL 8228 The Four Aces - Heart And Soul... album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - Heart And Soul... (Album) Decca DL 8228 US 1956 Sell This Version
LAT.8221 The Four Aces - Shufflin' Along album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - Shufflin' Along Decca LAT.8221 UK 1957 Sell This Version
DL 78766 The Four Aces - The Swingin' Aces album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - The Swingin' Aces (Album) Decca DL 78766 US 1958 Sell This Version
VL 3604 The Four Aces - The Four Aces Sing album art The Four Aces The Four Aces Sing (Album) Vocalion (2) VL 3604 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
DL 8693 The Four Aces - Hits From Hollywood album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - Hits From Hollywood (Album) Brunswick, Brunswick DL 8693 US 1958 Sell This Version
DL 78855 The Four Aces - Hits From Broadway album art The Four Aces Hits From Broadway Decca DL 78855 US 1959 Sell This Version
DL 78944 The Four Aces - Beyond The Blue Horizon album art The Four Aces Beyond The Blue Horizon (Album) Decca DL 78944 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
AH 117 The Four Aces - Dreaming album art The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts - Dreaming(LP, Album, Mono) Ace Of Hearts AH 117 UK 1966 Sell This Version
SPC 3527 The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing album art The Four Aces Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Album) Pickwick SPC 3527 US 1967 Sell This Version
4C048-97168 The Four Aces - The Four Aces album art The Four Aces The Four Aces (Album) MCA Records 4C048-97168 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
COPS 6809 The Four Aces - Four Aces N° 3 album art The Four Aces Four Aces N° 3(LP) MCA Coral COPS 6809 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
W 1116 The Four Aces - Sincerely... The Four Aces album art The Four Aces Sincerely... The Four Aces(LP, Album) Westown Records W 1116 US 1975 Sell This Version
SN-7114 The Four Aces - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing album art The Four Aces Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Album) Accord SN-7114 US 1981 Sell This Version
SJA-7919 The Four Aces - Precious Memories album art The Four Aces Precious Memories (Album) Accord (2) SJA-7919 US 1982 Sell This Version
P20 625 The Four Aces - 20 Hits album art The Four Aces 20 Hits(LP, Album) Phoenix 20 P20 625 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CR-20177 The Four Aces - Written On The Wind album art The Four Aces Written On The Wind (Album) Vocalion (2) CR-20177 US 1984 Sell This Version
GAS-769 The Four Aces - Four Aces album art The Four Aces Four Aces(Cass, Album) GAS (13) GAS-769 US 1986 Sell This Version
SPL-7804 The Four Aces - Mood For Love album art The Four Aces Apresentando Al Alberts The Four Aces Apresentando Al Alberts - Mood For Love(LP, Album, Mono) Decca SPL-7804 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
E-6686 The Four Aces - Dream album art The Four Aces Dream(LP, Album) Elmwood Records E-6686 US Unknown Sell This Version
Westown 007 The Four Aces We Are Singers (CD, Album) Westown Records Westown 007 US Unknown Sell This Version