Lacy Gibson – Crying For My Baby
Delmark DE 689 (1996) – Ralph Bass Series
In 1977 at the culmination of a brilliant career, Ralph Bass recorded a series of ten very brief and informal sessions – a survey of the then-lesser-known talent on the Chicago blues scene. Bass had launched the careers of T-Bone Walker, James Brown, Little Esther and others. Delmark is proud to add these sessions, many previously available only as imports, to its renowned blues catalog.
Many artists participating in the Ralph Bass series have since earned worldwide renown, including Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Johnson, Carey Bell, and Eddy Clearwater. Though certainly deserving, Lacy Gibson has yet to achieve an equally exalted status in the blues scene — but he plans to be active again in music. Until he gets a new album together we can enjoy this late ’70s gem.