Buddy Ace

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Buddy Ace (November 11, 1936 – December 26, 1994)[1] was an American blues singer, known as the "Silver Fox of the Blues." His best known tracks were "Root Doctor" and "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man".[1]

Born James Lee Land in Jasper, Texas, United States,[1] 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.[2] In the late 1960s, he moved to California and continued to perform on live shows.

Buddy Ace died of a heart attack aged 58, while performing in Waco, Texas, in December 1994.[1]

Selected discography[edit]

  • "Screaming please"/"What can I do" Duke 346
  • "True love money can't buy"/"My love" Duke 381
  • "It's gonna be me"/"Nothing in the world can hurt me (except you)" Duke 397
  • Don't Hurt Me No More - Evejim Records 2018 (1994)
  • Buddy Ace, Silver Fox - Evejim Records 2040 (1994)
  • From Me To You - Evejim Records 2048 (1995)
  • The Real Thing - Jewel 5054 (1996)


  1. ^ a b c d Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed November 26, 2011
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006): Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits. 1942-2004. New York, N.Y.: Billboard Books, p. 6
  • Komara, Edward (ed.) (2006), Encyclopedia of the Blues, Routledge

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