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Snooks Eaglin

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Snooks Eaglin, guitarist, vocalist Snooks Eaglin was an idiosyncratic New Orleans rhythm & blues guitarist known for his fleet-fingered dexterity and boundless repertoire. Even in a city and musical community known for eccentric characters, Snooks Eaglin stood out. The digits on Eaglin's right hand flailed at seemingly impossible angles as he finger-picked and strummed a guitar's strings. A set by the so-called "Human Jukebox" could range from Beethoven's "Fur Elise" to Bad Company's "Ready for Love." He thrived on feedback from onlookers, gleefully took requests and challenged his musicians to keep up

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Article: Album Review

Various: Rhythm & Blues

Read "Rhythm & Blues" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Putumayo World Music has gone across a wide spectrum in picking songs for its look at Rhythm & Blues. The American presence is strongly manifested, but artists from England, including a band that has a singer from Panama, show the wide influence of the music. Vintage singers strut their stuff and new acolytes blend styles while ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Fire In My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007

Read "Fire In My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Various Artists Fire In My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007 Tompkins Square Records 2009 “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire ...

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News: Obituary

Snooks Eaglin Blind Musician Was a New Orleans Legend

Snooks Eaglin Blind Musician Was a New Orleans Legend

R&B singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, a New Orleans legend who counted platinum- selling rockers among his fans, has died. He was 72. The blind musician died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans after falling ill and being hospitalized, said John Blancher, a close family friend. Eaglin was diagnosed with ...

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News: Obituary

Snooks Eaglin R&B Singer and Guitarist Dies

Snooks Eaglin R&B Singer and Guitarist Dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The R&B singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, who counted platinum-selling rockers among his fans, died here Wednesday. He was 72. The cause was a heart attack he suffered after falling ill and being hospitalized last week, said John Blancher, a family friend. Mr. Eaglin learned he had prostate cancer last year. Musicians ...

Album

Heavy Juice

Label: Sonet
Released: 1997

Album

Teasin' You

Label: Black Top
Released: 1992

Album

Down Yonder

Label: Sonet
Released: 1978


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