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Born Jimmy Lee Land in Jasper, TX, on November 11, 1936, bluesman "Buddy Ace" was known as "The Silver Fox of the Blues". His name was changed to "Buddy Ace" by Duke's Don Robey after Johnny Ace's younger brother (St. Clair Alexander) had no success with it! Lee Land was in gospel groups at first (one contained Joe Tex) before going R & B in the early 50s. He played in Bobby Bland and Junior Parker's bands before he finally got a record contract with Duke/Peacock in 1955. In the mid-'60s, Ace scored several R&B hits but never scored a major breakthrough. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1970 and later to Oakland, he spent much of this period touring in and around the Bay Area. Ace continued to perform and record into the '90s with 3 albums released on Leon Haywood's Evejim imprint. On December 26, 1994, Ace passed away in Waco, TX.

Album Discography

buddy ace the real thing.jpg "The Real Thing" (Jewel 1996)

1. Fingerprints
2. Houston Town
3. For the Good Times
4. Take 'Em Up
5. I Kicked the Habit
6. I Wonder
7. Pleasing You
8. It's the Real Thing
9. Do What You Think Is Best
10. I Love Your Funki Sole
11. Take 'Em Up - (alternate version)
12. I Kicked the Habit - (alternate version)

buddy ace root doctor.jpg "Don't Hurt No More" aka "Root Doctor" (Evejim 1988,1994)

1. Root Doctor
2. I Kicked the Habit
3. Love of Mine
4. Don't Hurt No More
5. Chokin' Kind
6. Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
7. Your Time to Cry
8. She Ain't Givin' up No Love

buddy ace silver fox.jpg "The Silver Fox" (Evejim 1988,1994)

1. Fix It Man
2. It's Time to Move On
3. Damn Sho Get over You
4. Sittin' in the Dark
5. Think
6. Keep It in the Family
7. Just Your Fool
8. Let Me Do Something for You
9. Big Leg Woman
10. Do It Together
11. Just Gotta Know
12. Fix It Smooth

buddy ace From Me To You Bobby Bland.jpg "From Me To You Bobby Bland" (Evejim 1995)

1. Members Only
2. Ain't Nothing You Can Do
3. Two Steps from the Blues
4. That's the Way Love Is
5. Cry Cry Cry
6. Don't Cry No More
7. St. James Infirmary
8. Farther Up the Road
9. Stormy Monday Blues
10. I Pity the Fool

Buddy Ace Duke Recordings"The Duke Recordings" (Duke 2005)

1. Baby Please Don't Go 2. Come On In This House 3. Darling Depend On Me 4. Good Lover 5. Got To Get Myself Together 6. Hold On (To This Old Fool) 7. I'm Counting On You 8. Inside Story 9. It Makes You Want To Cry 10. It's Gonna Be Me 11. Jump Up and Shout 12. Just To Hold My Hand 13. My Love 14. Never Let Me Go 15. Nothing In the World Can Hurt Me (Except You) 16. Screaming Please 17. She Will Love 18. She's My Baby 19. Something For These Blues 20. Chocolate Child 21. This Little Love of Mine 22. True Love, Money Can't Buy 23. What Can I Do 24. Who Can Tell 25. Won't You Reconsider 26. You've Got My Love

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