Buddy Ace – Screaming Please (1962)

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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 Frankie 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.

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