Babe Kyro Lemon “Black Ace” Turner

Babe Kyro Lemon “Black Ace” Turner

Birth
Hughes Springs, Cass County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Nov 1972 (aged 66)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Henderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13733425 · View Source
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Blues Musician. A native of Hughes Springs, Texas, he was considered a solid guitarist and a great blues vocalist. As a young boy he was a member of the local church choir, where he got his interest in music. He later built himself his own guitar and taught himself to play. In the 1920s, he played at local functions, and then played at dances in Greenville, Texas, in the 1930s. In 1936, he got his own show on the Fort Worth, Texas, radio station KFJZ, which lasted until 1941. He also appeared in two films, "The Blood Of Jesus" (1941), and "The Blues" (1962). During the 1940s, he had a stint in the army, and released an album for the Arhoolie Record Label in 1960, but that was pretty much the extent of his music career. In his career he had worked with the likes of Smokey Hogg and Oscar Woods, and had recorded such songs as, 'I Am The Black Ace,' 'Bad Times Stomp, ' Santa Fe Blues,' 'Drink On Little Girl,' 'Golden Slipper,' 'Your Leg's To Little,' and 'Santa Claus Blues.' Turner passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1972, at the age of 64.


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  • Added: 25 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13733425
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Babe Kyro Lemon “Black Ace” Turner (21 Dec 1905–7 Nov 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13733425, citing Steen Cemetery, Henderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .