to the right is Uncle Zeke about the time he wrote these comments.
Uncle Zeke, upon reading of the forty year old memory revived by the Braxton Central news column, exclaimed:
“Well, I happened to be on that special train from Orlando [with about thirty persons] that same time. I remember it well. It [the Forty Years Ago This Week news column] also spoke of the gorgeous illumination of the heavens caused by a display of aurora which I remember as distinctly as if it had been yester-night. Blind Tom was one of the greatest mimickers and musicians I ever saw. He could imitate any sound he ever heard. He also played ‘Yankee-doodle’ and ‘The Girl I Left Behind’ on the piano both at one and the same time. Blind Tom was a colored man and made friends wherever he went. Yes, I saw and heard Blind Tom.”
Blind Tom's Life
to the left: Pianist and Jazz great John Davis who recorded the above tune. They are from Davis' album John Davis Plays Blind Tom: The Eighth Wonder - done in 2002.
Click on his photo to see a 1995 video of John Davis in concert.