Jimmy Lee "Buddy Ace" Land


Date of Birth:  November 11, 1937    Jasper, TX

Date of Death:  December 25, 1994    Waco, TX

Place of Burial:  Magnolia Springs Cemetery

                       FM 1005

                       Kirbyville, TX 75956

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Back of cemetery near fence

                        30° 43' 43" N / 94° 1' 49" W


What Can I Do? / Back Home, Duke Records (155)

Someone Kind / Oh Why, Specialty Records (669 Promo)

Something New / From These Roots, Fidelity Records (3011)

This Little Love of Mine / Won’t You Reconsider, Duke Records (325)

Buddy Ace – Rock N’ Blues, Disques Vogue (INT. 18107 France)

Houston Town, Fingerprints, Paula Records (343)

Kicked the Habit / The Real Thing, Paula Records (355)

Better Think Again / I Still Love You (instr.), Sunny Records (1001)

Don’t Hurt No More, Evejim Records (EJ2018 CD)

The Silver Fox, Evejim Records (EJ2040-2)

From Me to You Bobby Bland, Evejim Records (EJ2048-2)




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Farley, Charles. Soul of the Man – Bobby “Blue” Bland. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

Gart, Galen and Roy C. Ames. Duke/Peacock Records: An Illustrated History with Discography. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1990.

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______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

Leadbitter, Michael (Ed.). Nothin’ But the Blues. London: Hanover Books Ltd., 1971.

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Concert promotional poster found in debris at Double Bayou Dance Hall in Double Bayou, TX, 2014. Poster says tickets were $1.25 at the door.

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