Buddy Ace (November 11, 1936 – December 26, 1994) was an Americanbluessinger, known as the "Silver Fox of the Blues." His best known tracks were "Root Doctor" and "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man".
Born James Lee Land in Jasper, Texas, United States, he was raised in Baytown, Texas, and began his singing career by singing gospel in a group that included Joe Tex. He joined up with other blues singers, Bobby "Blue" Bland and Junior Parker, before signing to Duke/Peacock Records in 1955. His hits included "Nothing In the World Can Hurt Me (Except You)", which reached Number 25 in 1966. His second and last hit in the R&B charts was in the following year, "Hold On (To This Old Fool)", which made Number 33. In the late 1960s, he moved to California and continued to perform on live shows.