Monday, October 05, 2015


In his Roots & Rhythm mail-order newsletter from October 2, 2013, proprietor Frank Scott reviews the Tompkins Square Cajun collection Let Me Play This for You. Of the song “Marksville Blues” by Blind Uncle Gaspard, Frank writes: “. . . a recently discovered 78 featuring singer/guitarist Blind Uncle Gaspard . . . is a real eye opener — the blues Marksville Blues . . . almost sounds like something from a Mississippi bluesman, only the lyrics are in French — really remarkable and incredibly soulful.” To that perfectly succinct description we add . . . nothing. Have a listen.

Blind Uncle Gaspard • Marksville Blues • 1929

Blind Uncle Gaspard, vocal/guitar; Delma Lachney, guitar. Chicago, c. 26 January 1929

Get it: Let Me Play This For You: Rare Cajun Recordings

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