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
Writer(s) Joseph Scott
Producer(s) Johnny Board, Johnny Otis
Johnny Ace chronology
"Please Forgive Me"
"Never Let Me Go"
"Pledging My Love"
Luther Vandross chronology
"Heaven Knows"
"Never Let Me Go'"
"Endless Love" (Mariah Carey)

"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]

Australian Jazz Trumpeter/Singer Vince Jones recorded a cover on his 1984 album For All Colours


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