Ace of Hearts Records

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This article is about the Decca Records sublabel. For the Boston independent label, see Ace of Hearts Records (US).

Ace of Hearts was the budget record label owned by Decca Records in the UK, with the aim of reissuing a whole range of American popular music in LP form from their extensive back catalogue.[1] The label issued 184[dubious ] LPs between 1961 and 1973 and included recordings by Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. Vocal groups are represented by the Ink Spots and the Mills Brothers, folk and traditional country music by Burl Ives, Uncle Dave Macon and the Carter Family, rock and roll by Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and Johnny Burnette, blues by Josh White, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (as well as two compilation albums issued under the title "Out Came the Blues", and jazz by Louis Armstrong, Eddie Condon, King Oliver, Art Tatum, etc.

Decca also owned Ace of Clubs Records which did exactly the same job but with UK material.

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  1. ^ Rye, Howard (2002). "Ace of Hearts". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 9. ISBN 1561592846.