Black Ace
Babe Karo/Kyro Lemon Turner
b. December 21, 1907 in Hughes Springs, Texas
d. November 7, 1972 in Fort Worth, Texas
discography
B L A C K   A C E; from front cover of Arhoolie F 1003
source: Front cover of Arhoolie F 1003
photographer: Paul Oliver

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Black Ace 78 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11937BLACK ACE

- Black Ace (61790-A)   @ youtube
- Trifling Woman (61789-A)   @ youtube

rec. February 15, 1937 in Dallas, Tx.; Black Ace (B.K. Turner), voc, g; unknown, g



Decca 7281
21937BLACK ACE

- You Gonna Need My Help Some Day (61791-A)   @ youtube
- Whiskey And Women (61792-A)   @ youtube

rec. February 15, 1937 in Dallas, Tx.; Black Ace (B.K. Turner), voc, g; unknown, g



Decca 7340
31937BLACK ACE

- Christmas Time Blues (Beggin' Santa Claus) (61793-A)   @ youtube
- Lowing Heifer (61794-A)   @ youtube

rec. February 15, 1937 in Dallas, Tx.; Black Ace (B.K. Turner), voc, g; unknown, g





Decca 7387

EP / LP / CD compilations / post war releases
41960The Black Ace
BK Turner and his Steel Guitar

- I Am The Black Ace *   @ youtube
- Bad Times Stomp (instr.) *   @ youtube
- Drink On Little Girl *
- Santa Fe Blues #
- New Triflin' Woman #
- Farther Along * [not on Arhoolie CD 374]

- Evil Woman #
- 'Fore Day Creep #   @ youtube
- Little Augie #
- Your Leg's Too Little #
- No Good Woman #
- Santa Claus Blues #
- Golden Slipper #   @ youtube

Black Ace, voc, g
# rec. August 14, 1960 in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver
* rec. September 10, 1960 in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver
notes by Paul Oliver
inside jacket





Arhoolie F 1003

notes by Paul Oliver
inside jacket



= Heritage HLP 1006 (1962)

notes by Paul Oliver



= Arhoolie F 1003 (1975)

(=) Arhoolie CD 374 (1992)

   

- I've Been In Love With You Baby #
- I Am The Black Ace #
- Ace's Guitar Blues (instr.) []   @ youtube
- Ace's Guitar Breakdown (instr.) []
- Gloomy Clouds *
- I Was Wrong To Fall In Love *

Black Ace, voc, g
# rec. August 14, 1960 in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver
* rec. September 10, 1960 in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver
[] rec. ??? in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver
Arhoolie unissued

# and ? Arhoolie CD 374

51960Blues 'n Trouble

Arhoolie FS 101 tracks:
Black Ace
- Hitch-Hiking Woman #
- Drink On Little Girl #

Arhoolie F 1006 tracks:
Big Joe Williams
- Married Woman Blues
Lil' Son Jackson
- Johnny Mae
Lowell Fulson
- Good Woman Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Back Water Blues *
Jasper Love
- Jove's Honeydripper

Butch Cage & Willie Thomas
- One Thin Dime
Sam Chatman
- God Don't Like Ugly
"Whistling" Alex Moore
- Wake Up Old Lady

Black Ace
- Hitch-Hiking Woman # *
Robert Curtis Smith
- Stella Ruth
Mercy Dee
- I Been A Fool


Black Ace, voc, g
# rec. September 10, 1960 in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver

* unlike other tracks from F 1006 not reissued on Arhoolie CD 432 (1995) "Mississippi Blues 1960"

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Arhoolie FS 101

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Arhoolie F 1006

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Arhoolie CD 432

6196?Texas Blues Volume 2

Manny Nichols
- Long Skinny Mama
Mance Lipscomb
- You Don't Mean No Good

Black Ace
- Beer Drinking Woman #
Rattlesnake Cooper
- I'm Leaving Town
Otis Cherry
- Ebony Baby
Mercy Dee
- Isam Hisam
Lightning Hopkins
- I'm Feeling Bad

Manny Nichols
- Walking Talking Blues
Billy Bizor
- Tom Moore
Alex Moore
- Chock House Boogie
Smokey Hogg
- Hello Baby
Robert Shaw
- The Fives
Lightning Hopkins
- Hurricanes Carla & Esther
Mercy Dee / K.C. Douglas / Otis Cherry
- 8th Wonder Of The World


Black Ace, voc, g
# rec. August 14, 1960 in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver
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Arhoolie F 1017
71969Blues Roots

- Frisco Lines - Fred McDowell
- Fare You Well Baby Blues - Joe Callicott
- Long Haired Doney - R. L. Burnside
- Mean Stepfather - Big Joe Williams
- Bald Eagle Train - Bukka White and Washboard Willie
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith
- Long Tall Girl - Mance Lipscomb
- Red River Blues - Lil' Son Jackson

- I Am the Black Ace - Black Ace
- Whistling Alex Moore - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - L. and M. Fulson
- Cat Bear - John Jackson
- Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bear Cat - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining - Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly
- Got A Date I Can't Be Late - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane
- Struggle Here - Juke Boy Bonner and Simon
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Dream - Little Willie Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Wade Walton
- I'm Feeling Alright - Big Mama Thorton
- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Black Snake Blues - Clifton Chenier
- Two Bugs - Earl Hooker

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"The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records ... Except where otherwise indicated, all selections produced and recorded by Chris Strachwitz"

two record set
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Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

Poppy discography

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= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

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reissued as Tomato CD
TOM 3001

81971?Bottleneck Blues Guitar Classics 1926-37

King Solomon Hill
- Whoopie Blues
Barbecue Bob
- Atlanta Moan
Shreveport Home Wreckers
- Fence Breakin' Blues
Robert Johnson
- Milkcow's Calf Blues Take 2

Black Ace
- Black Ace
Ruth Willis
- Man Of My Own
Jim & Bob
- St. Louis Blues
Bo Weavil Jackson
- You Can't Keep No Brown
Weaver & Beasley
- Bottleneck Blues
Ramblin' Thomas
- So Lonesome
Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
- My Wash Woman's Gone
Oscar Woods
- Evil Hearted Woman Blues
Bukka White
- The Panama Limited
Irene Scruggs
- My Back To The Wall


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Yazoo L-1026

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Yazoo CD 1026 [1991?]

Yazoo discography

91972Texas Blues 1927-1952

Henry Thomas
- Old Country Stomp
- Fishing Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Match Box Blues
Little Hat Jones
- Little Hat Blues
- New Two Sixteen Blues
- Two String Blues
Texas Bill Day
- Don't Get Love In Your Mind

Black Ace
- Lowing Heifer

Texas Alexander
- Yellow Girl Blues
- I Am Calling Blues
- Broken Yo-Yo
- Katy Crossing Blues
Oscar Woods
- Lone Wolf Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Another Fool In Town
- Sad News From Korea
Smoky Hogg
- Penitentiary Blues - part 1
- Penitentiary Blues - part 2





Paltram PL-102 (Austria)


= Autogram PL-102 (G)

101974Il Blues Rurale - Country Blues

Richard Rabbit Brown
- James Alley Blues
Blind Boy Fuller,
- Three Ball Blues
Willie Baker
- Sweet Patunia
Willie Reed
- Leaving Home
Leadbelly
- See See Rider
Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Pneumonia Blues
Texas Alexander
- Water Bound Blues

Black Ace
- Christmas Time Blues

Furry Lewis
- Pearlee Blues
Bessie Tucker
- Penitentiary
Sleepy John Estes
- Diving Duck Blues
Charley Patton
- High Water Everywhere
Robert Wilkins
- National Stonewall Blues
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
Robert Johnson
- Hellhound On My Trail
Big Joe Williams
- Rooting Ground Hog



Albatros VPA 8187
= Albatros VC 0775
(cassette)


(=) Albatros ALB 8
3LP = VPA 8187/88/89
"Il Blues Rurale/Jazzistico/
Urbano"

Albatros discograpy

111975The Blues Box - Country Blues

Kokomo Arnold
- Shake That Thing
Baby Doo
- The Death Of Walter Barnes
Scrapper Blackwell
- Motherless Boy Blues
Dot Rice & Frankie Black
- Texas Stomp
Son Bonds
- Trouble Trouble Blues
Walter Coleman
- I'm Going To Cincinnati
- Smack That Thing
Blind Teddy Darby
- The Girl I Left Behind

Bumble Bee Slim
- Bleeding Heart Blues
Cow Cow Davenport
- I Ain't No Iceman
- Railroad Blues
Big Boy Teddy Edwards
- W-P-A Blues
- Louisiana
Blind Boy Fuller
- Stingy Mama
- Working Man Blues
Gene Gilmore
- Natchez Fire



Black Ace
- Whiskey And Women
Bill Gaither
Jimmie Gordon
Lee Green
Harlem Hamfats
Honey Hill
Frank James
Lonnie Johnson
Mary Johnson
Charlie McCoy
Kansas Joe McCoy
Robert Lee McCoy
Charlie McFadden
Barrel House Buck McFarland
Arthur McKay
Blind Willie McTell

Alice Moore
- Telephone Blues
Shorty Bob Parker
Charlie Pickett
Red Nelson
Sloke and Ike
Johnnie Strauss
Roosevelt Sykes
Johnny Temple
Curley Weaver
Peetie Wheatstraw
Georgia White
Oscar Woods



coll. by Robert "Bob" Hertwig (TELDEC product manager); liner notes (in German and English) by Robert Hertwig
4 LP set



MCA Coral 6.30106 (G)
= 6.30106 FK
= RCOX 7526/1-4

= MCA Coral 82.024 (G)

(=) Bob CD 203 (2006)

121975Slide Guitar Blues 1934-1937

Oscar Woods
- Lone Wolf Blues
- Evil Hearted Woman Blues
- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away

Black Ace
- Trifling Woman
- Black Ace
- You Gonna Need My Help Someday
- Whiskey And Women

Black Ace
- Christmas Time Blues
- Lowing Heifer
Kokomo Arnold
- Milk Cow Blues
- Lonesome Southern Blues
- Hobo Blues
- Sundown Blues
- Neck Bone Blues


notes by Tashiaki Tanaka

MCA / Victor MCA-3528
(Jp)
131971New Deal Blues

Joe McCoy
- Meat Cutter Blues
One Arm Slim
- Howling Man Blues

Black Ace
- Whiskey And Women
Lee Green
- Memphis Fives
Bo Carter
- Don't Do It No More
Peanut the Kidnapper
- Suicide Blues
Chatman Brothers
- If You Don't Want Me

Walter Davis
- Sweet Sixteen
Memphis Minnie
- Keep It To Yourself
Big Bill
- Dreamy Eyed Baby
Bumble Bee Slim
- You Can't Take It Baby
Pinetop
- Tell Her About Me
Sonny Scott
- Firewood Man
Scrapper Blackwell
- Alley Sally Blues


rec. 1933 - 39
notes by Don Kent
and Michael Stewart







Mamlish S-3801

Mamlish discography

14197?Jake Walk Blues

Allen Brothers
- Jake Walk Blues
Ray Brothers
- Jake Leg Wobble
Byrd Moore
- Jake Legs Blues
Willie Lofton
- Jake Leg Blues
Narmour & Smith
- Limber Neck Rag
Asa Martin
- Jake Walk Papa

Blace Ace
- Beer Drinkin Woman #
Gene Autry
- Bear Cat Papa Blues

Ishman Bracey
- Jake Liquor Blues
Lemuel Turner
- Jake Bottle Blues
Ray Brothers
- Got The Jake Leg Too
Mississippi Sheiks
- Jake Leg Blues
Maynard Britton
- Jake Leg Blues
Narmour & Smith
- Jake Leg Rag
Maynard Britton
- Jake Walk Blues


Black Ace, voc, g
# rec. August 14, 1960 in Fort Worth,TX by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver

Stash 110
1519??Black Ace

- Trifling Woman
- Black Ace
- You Gonna Need My Help Someday

- Whiskey And Women
- Christmas Time Blues
- Lowing Heifer

7 inch EP



XX MIN 701 (UK)

XX discography

161970Texas Country Music Vol. 3

Little Hat Jones
- Cross The Water Blues
- Cherry Street Blues
Jesse "Babyface" Thomas
- Blue Goose Blues
- No Good Woman Blues
Blind Percy & His Blues Band
- Fourteenth Street Blues
Lewis Black
- Corn Liquor Blues
Texas Alexander
- Awful Moanin' Blues pts 1 & 2

Texas Alexander
- Water Bound Blues
Texas Bill Day
- Goin' Back To My Baby
"Bo" Jones
- Back Door Blues
- Leaven Worth Prison Blues
Bernice Edwards
- Ninth Street Blues

Black Ace
- Christmas Time Blues
Oak Cliff T-Bone
- Trinity River Blues
Joe Pullum
- Black Gal no 2





Roots RL-327




= Autogram RL-327
(Germany 2010)
"Texas Country Blues
Music Vol. 3"

Roots discography

171988Texas In The Thirties 1926-1938
The Complete Recordings in Chronological Order of Carl Davis' Dallas Jamboree Jug Band, Black Ace, Kitty Gray And Her Wompus Cats

Dallas Jamboree Jug Band
- Elm Street Woman Blues
- It May Be My Last Night
- Dusting The Frets
- Flying Crow Blues

Black Ace
- Trifling Woman
- Black Ace
- You Gonna Need My Help Some Day
- Whiskey And Women
- Christmas Time Blues (Beggin' Santa Claus)
- Lowing Heifer

Kitty Gray
- I Can't Dance (I Got Ants In My Pants)
- Round And Round
- You're Standing On The Outside Now
- Swingology
- My Baby's Ways
- Baton Rouge Rag
- Weeping Willow Rag
- Gettin' Away
- Posin'
- Doing The Dooga
- I'm Yours To Command



Document DLP 540
181990Oscar 'Buddy' Woods & Black Ace:
Texas Slide Guitars 1930-1938

Complete Recorded Works 1930 - 1938 in Chronological Order

Oscar 'Buddy' Woods
- She's A Hum Dum Dinger (From Dingersville)
- Fence Breakin' Blues
- Home Wreckin' Blues
- Bear Cat Mama From Horner's Corners
- Saturday Night Stroll
- Sewing Machine Blues
- Red Nightgown Blues
- Davis' Salty Dog
- Evil Hearted Woman Blues
- Lone Wolf Blues
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away)
- Muscat Hill Blues
- Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away)
- Baton Rouge Rag
- Jam Session Blues
- Low Life Blues
- Token Blues
- Come On Over To My House Baby

Black Ace
- Trifling Woman
- Black Ace
- You Gonna Need My Help Some Day
- Whiskey And Women
- Christmas Time Blues (Beggin' Santa Claus)
- Lowing Heifer

notes by Kip Lornell



Document DOCD 5143

www.document-records.com

191992Black Ace: I'm The Boss Card In Your Hand

- I Am The Black Ace *
- Bad Times Stomp *
- Drink On Little Girl *
- Santa Fe Blues *
- New Triflin' Woman *
- Evil Woman Blues *
- Fore Day Creep *
- Little Augie *
- Your Leg's Too Little *
- No Good Woman *
- Santa Claus Blues *
- Golden Slipper *
- Hitchhiking Woman #
- Ace's Guitar Blues []
- Beer Drinking Woman $
- Ace's Guitar Breakdown []
- I've Been In Love With You Baby []
- Trifling Woman §
- Black Ace §
- You Gonna Need My Help Someday §
- Whiskey And Women §
- Christmas Time Blues §
- Lowing Heifer §

* previously on Arhoolie F 1003 (1960)
# previously on Arhoolie F 1006 (1960)
$ previously on Arhoolie F 1017 (196?)
§ previously on 1937 Decca 78 rpm
[] previously unissued 1960 recordings by Chris Strachwitz and Paul Oliver


B.K. Turner "Black Ace", voc, National steel g
notes by Paul Oliver

Arhoolie CD 374

www.arhoolie.com

201996Arhoolie Presents American Masters, Vol. 1
15 Down Home Country Blues Classics

- Frisco Line - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Lightning Hopkins
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn - John Jackson
- Cairo Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- 'bout A Spoonful - Mance Lipscomb

- Drink On Little Girl - Black Ace
- Country Boy Down In New Orleans - Snooks Eaglin
- Columbus, Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down - Dr. Ross
- Just Trippin' In - Robert Pete Williams
- Hump In My Back - Jesse Fuller
- Brother James - Big Joe Williams
- I'm Broke And I'm Hungry - Smoky Babe
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas



Arhoolie CD 101
212004Texas Blues: Early Blues Masters From The Lone Star State

disc 1
Henry Thomas
- John Henry
- Cottonfield Blues
- Arkansas
- The Fox And The Hounds
- The Little Red Caboose
- Bob McKinney
- Red River Blues
- Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance
- Run, Mollie, Run
- Shanty Blues
- Woodhouse Blues
- Jonah In The Wilderness
- When The Train Comes Along
- Bull Doze Blues
- Don't Ease Me In
- Texas Easy Street
- Texas Worried Blues
- Fishing Blues
- Old Country Stomp
- Charmin' Betsy
- Lovin' Babe
- Railroadin' Some
- Don't Leave Me Here
Pete Harris
- Jack O'Diamonds
- Is You Mad At Me
- Blind Lemon's Song
- Carrie


disc 2
Ramblin' Thomas
- So Lonesome
- Hard To Rule Woman Blues
- Lock And Key Blues
- Sawmill Moan
- No Baby Blues
- Ramblin' Mind Blues
- No Job Blues
- Back Gnawing Blues
- Jig Head Blues
- Hard Dallas Blues
- Hard Dallas Blues (Take 4)
- Ramblin' Man
- Poor Boy Blues
- Good Time Blues
- New Way Of Living Blues
- Ground Hog Blues
- Shake It Gal
- Ground Hog Blues No. 2
- Little Old Mama Blues
Willie Reed
- Dreaming Blues
- Texas Blues
- Leavin' Home
- Goin' Back To My Baby
- Some Low Down Groundhog Blues
- All Worn Out And Dry Blue


disc 3
Oscar Woods
Fence Breakin' Blues
Home Wreckin' Blues
Evil Hearted Woman Blues
Lone Wolf Blues
Don't Sell It - Don't Give It Away
Muscat Hill Blues
Don't Sell It (Don't Give it Away)
Baton Rouge Rag
Jam Session Blues
Low Life Blues
Token Blues
Come On Over To My House Baby
Look Here Baby, One Thing I Got To Say
Sometimes I Get To Thinkin' (Take 1)
Don't Sell It
Sometimes I Get To Thinkin' (Take 2)
Boll Weevil Blues
Smith Casey
Shorty George
Santa Fe Blues
Hesitating Blues
Two White Horses Standing In Line
Jack O'Diamonds
Mournful Blues
East Texas Rag


disc 4
Coley Jones
- my Mule In No Man's Land
- Traveling Man
- Drunkard's Special
- The Elder's He's My Man
Little Hat Jones
- New Two Sixteen Blues
- Two String Blues
- Rolled From Side To Side Blues
- Hurry Blues
- Little Hat Blues
- Corpus Blues
- Kentucky Blues
- Bye Bye Baby Blues
- Cross The Water Blue
- Cherry Street Blues
Jesse "Babyface" Thomas
- Down In Texas Blues
- My Heart's A Rolling Stone
- Blue Goose Blues
- No Good Woman Blues

Black Ace
- Trifling Woman
- Black Ace
- You Gonna Need My Help Some Day
- Whiskey And Women
- Christmas Time Blues
- Lowing Heifer
4 CD box set

JSP CD 7730


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Görgen Antonsson discographies
- Lawrence Cohn: Nothing But The Blues.- New York, London, Paris (Abbeville Press) 1993, p. 
- Robert M.W. Dixon & John Godrich: Blues & Gospel Records 1902 - 1943, 3rd ed. 1982, p. 764
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, p. 46
- Sheldon Harris: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p.
- Pete Hoppula website
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1966 - A complete guide to 20 years of recorded blues.- London/New York 1968.- p. 16
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- p. 101
- Graham Marsh & Barrie Lewis (Ed.): The Blues Album Cover Art.- Chronicle, San Francisco, 1996
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Heritage HLP 1006

thanks to Alan Balfour for additional info / scans

 

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