This song was released shortly after Johnny Ace died on Christmas day, 1954. He shot himself with a gun, either by accident or playing Russian Roulette, depending on who is telling the story. Regardless, he was one of the first artists of the modern R&B to die young (he was 25). Other artists in this genre who died before their time include Joe Hinton, Chuck Willis, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.
Johnny Ace – – Pledging My Love