Winding up our survey of great reissue record labels, we take a look at the UK's Ace Records.
This outfit is a bit like a Brit version of Rhino Records, specializing in compilations of vintage rock, pop and soul. It also produces more specialized releases under its Kent (soul), Beat Goes Public (jazz, funk) and Big Beat (1960s pop) imprints.
Highlights from the Ace catalog include the long-running Golden Age of American Rock 'N' Roll compilation series, the Early Girls collections of girl group pop, its profile compilations of great rock/pop songwriters (Lieber and Stoller, Goffin and King, etc.), and the Radio Gold series of radio-oriented golden oldies.
Lovers of all musical genres will find lots to love in the label's super-deep catalog.
You can check out the Ace site here.
And here's a look at some of Ace's most popular releases. Click the links to order items from Amazon.
It Moves Me: The Complete Recordings 1958-1964 by Eddie Holland
The London American Label - Year By Year: 1957
On With the Show - The Johnny Otis Story Volume 2: 1957-1974
The Imperial Singles, Volume 5: 1962-1964 by Fats Domino
Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman - Goldstein - Gottehrer
Sweet Inspiration - The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
The Golden Age of American Popular Music - The Folk Hits From the Hot 100: 1958-1968
Complete Modern & Kent Recordings by Etta James
The Birth of Surf
It's Hard But It's Fair: The King Hits And Rarities by the 5 Royales
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