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Revised 27/3/14

ACE
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1955-1977

Labels

500 - 1955
to
502 - 1955
503 not issued as 45 rpm
505 - 1955
to
528 - 1957
512 has blue label
528 - 1957
to
674 - 1963
ACE 575 - 1959
ACE 584 - 1960
Ace Records was started in August 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi by Johnny Vincent.
Ace enjoyed several national hits in the late 1950s, but by 1962, Ace's fortunes were on the wane. Vincent tried to get better distribution by signing a five year deal with Vee-Jay Records in Chicago. 
Vee-Jay collapsed and Ace became a small regional label with the release of a few more records, but soon Johnny Vincent gave up the record business in favor of other interests.
 Vincent reactivated the label in 1971 to produce some new music and reissue the treasures from the label's vault.
Vee-Jay distribution
Vee-Jay distribution
Dart distribution
Self distribution
ACE 8001 - 1962
to
ACE 8005 - 1963
ACE 8005 - 1963
ACE 8006 - 1963
to
ACE 8009 - 1963
ACE 603
Reissue - 1971
Self distribution
Self distribution
Self distribution
7101 - 1971
7103 - 1971
3003 - 1974
to
3028 - 1977
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1959
to
1963
 
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 Cut straight  Glued bottom/left  
No 2
8005 - 1963
to
8009 - 1963
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
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Thanks to Johan Alberda, Berlin, Germany for scans in this section
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Thanks to Gary L. Anderson Albany, NY  for scans in this section
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Thanks to Ted Clark, Barrington, Illinois  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Ace Records from Global Dog Productions
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