Johnny Vincent

Johnny Vincent

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Johnny Vincent was the founder of Ace Records, one of the pioneering forces in New Orleans R&B. Born John Vincent Imbruglio in Hattiesburg, MS, on October 3, 1927, as a teen he earned pocket money by selling used records retired from his parents' restaurant's jukebox, charging a nickel apiece -- by the mid-'40s, the venture was a full-time job, and he serviced 28 jukeboxes across the region. Demand was particularly strong for so-called "race records," in large part because they ... Read more

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