Never Let Me Go (Johnny Ace song)

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"Never Let Me Go"
Single by Johnny Ace
from the album Memorial
B-side "Burley Cutie" (Instrumental)
Released 1954
Format Vinyl 10", 78 RPM
Recorded 1953
Genre R&B, Blues
Length 2:55
Label Duke
Songwriter(s) Joseph Scott
Producer(s) Johnny Board, Johnny Otis
Johnny Ace singles chronology
"Please Forgive Me"
(1954) Please Forgive Me1954
"Never Let Me Go"
(1954) Never Let Me Go1954
"Pledging My Love"
(1955) Pledging My Love1955
Luther Vandross singles chronology
"Heaven Knows"
(1993) Heaven Knows1993
"Never Let Me Go'"
(1993) Never Let Me Go'1993
"Endless Love" (Mariah Carey)
(1994) String Module Error: Match not foundString Module Error: Match not found

"Never Let Me Go" is a blues ballad song by American R&B/blues singer Johnny Ace, written by Joseph Scott and released in 1954 under Duke Records. The song is featured on the albums My Songs and Memorial.[1] "Never Let Me Go" was one of his eighth consecutive top ten R&B hits in a row, including "My Song", "Cross My Heart," "Please Forgive Me," "The Clock," "Pledging My Love," "Saving My Love for You," and "Anymore". The song was R&B hit and peaked to No. 9 in October 1954 on Billboards Rhythm & Blues Records chart.[2]

Track list[edit]

US Vinyl, 10", 78 RPM Single (1954)[3]

  1. A1 "Never Let Me Go" - 2:48
  2. B1 "Burley Cutie" - 2:35

Cover versions[edit]


Chart (1954) Peak
US Billboard Rhythm & Blues Records 9
Chart (1993) Peak
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 31


  1. ^ Memorial Album For Johnny Ace at Discogs
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 7. 
  3. ^ "Never Let Me Go" at Discogs
  4. ^ Luther Vandross - Singles Chart