‘Wild and frantic’ Ace Cafe CD marks 80 years of North Circular landmark

London’s Ace Cafe, which originally opened in 1938, has teamed up with Western Star Records to launch a special double CD album celebrating 80 years of the famous landmark.

The Ace Cafe 1938-2018 album, which will be launched at the cafe at midday on Sunday, April 8, features 46 rock n’ roll tracks with the music focused on bikes and cars, and an enclosed
eight-page, lavishly illustrated booklet that embodies the style and culture of the Ace.

An abiding image of the ton-up days graces the front of the new Ace Cafe album.

Showcasing the enduring spirit that prompted the eventual reopening of the cafe, it features an array of British bands and artists, and the rebellious, wild and frantic tracks well reflect the ton-up days and Rocker era of the 1950s and 60s.

Two of the 23 bands selected for the album, Rusti Steel & The Star Tones and The Bad Detectives, will be playing live at the Ace from midday on April 8, and after launch day, the album will be available from the cafe.

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