Pledging My Love

Album: Johnny Ace Memorial Album (1955)
Charted: 17
  • Forever my darling our love will be true
    Always and forever I'll love only you
    Just promise me darling your love in return
    May this fire in my soul dear forever burn

    My heart's at your command dear
    To keep love and to hold
    Making you happy is my desire dear
    Keeping you is my goal

    I'll forever love you
    For the rest of my days
    I'll never part from you
    Or your loving ways
    Just promise me darling your love in return
    May this fire in my soul dear forever burn

    My heart's at your command dear
    To keep love and to hold
    Making you happy is my desire dear
    Loving you is my goal

    I'll forever love you
    For the rest of my days
    I'll never part from you
    Or your loving ways
    Just promise me darling your love in return
    May this fire in my soul dear forever burn Writer/s: Don Robey, Fats Washington
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Comments: 3

  • Matilda70 from NyThis song was also used in the movie Ashes (2012) starring Ray Winstone, and James Sturgess.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 18, 1959, Roy Hamilton was a guest on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    He didn't have a record on Billboard's Top 100 at the time, three weeks earlier his covered version of "Pledging My Love" was at #88 and in it's twelve and last week on the Top 100, five weeks ealier it had peaked at #45 for one week...
    In 1955 Johnny Ace's original version reached #17 on the Top 100 and it spent ten weeks at #1 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Two other covered version had charted, Teresa Brewer {#17 in 1955} and Johnny Tillotson {63 in 1960}...
    Between 1955 and 1961 Roy Hamilton had ten records on the Top 100 chart, one made the Top 10, 'Unchained Melody", in peaked at #6 in 1955...
    He had two Top 20 records, "Don't Let Go" {#13 in 1958} and "You Can Have Her" {#12 in 1961}...
    Roy Hamilton passed away at the young age of 40 on July 20th, 1969 {cerebral hemorrhage}...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Coy from Palestine, TexasDon Robey, who owned Duke/Peacock Records was a black 'mogul" in Houston who also owned clubs (Mostly the Bronze Peacock) and a booking agency. He had a reputation as a gun toting strong arm, who ran his business ruthlessly. Robey took credit on many songs he released, but really never wrote a tune. Pledging my Love was written by Ferdinand "Fats" Washington and probably Johnny Ace. Ace was exhausted after doing 340 shows on the road and while drinking and playing with a gun, he accidently shot himself on Christmas Day, 1954 in Houston. Pledging My Love was the first R&B tune to cross over to the "white" charts (Billboard Pop) and opened the door for other artists to bring on rock and roll.
    The song was produced by Johnny Otis, the brilliant greek bandleader, singer and songwriter who was often thought of as black. Otis plays vibraphone on the recording.
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