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Marsha Hunt

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I Walk On Guilded Splinters / Marsha Hunt

Listen: I Walk On Guilded Splinters / Marsha Hunt 01 I Walk On Guilded Splinters

As much as I love Dr. John’s version of ‘I Walk On Guilded Splinters’, I love Marsha Hunt’s even more. The voice. Plain and simple. Much can be said about her interesting life. Let’s start with this fact: she moved to London and in ‘67 needed a visa – so she married Mike Ratledge of The Soft Machine. There’s more, but just go to Wikipedia for all that. I’m nuts about her handful of singles, and amazing pipes. My Dr. John post below suddenly reminded me I needed to hear Marsha’s version. That agonizing howl at the very end of the song proves it all.