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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Snooks Eaglin RIP

According toThe Times Picayune, Legendary guitarist Snooks Eaglin has died in New Orleans. I will post more information as it comes available. Here is a short clip I found embedded in the Times Picayune website.

UPDATE

From Bob Corritore
  • RIP Snooks Eaglin 1/21/1936-2/18/2009: Guitarist/vocalist Snooks Eaglin was a man whose name and music were synonymous with New Orleans. Snooks died Wednesday from complications of prostate cancer. He was 72. Though blinded from glaucoma at a young age, his immense natural talent and unstoppable charisma assured him a prosperous career in music. He made his first recording in 1952, playing guitar on a Sugar Boy Crawford session. In 1958, folklorist Dr. Harry Oster recorded Snooks performing some stunning solo acoustic blues sides that would be released on the Folkways, Folk-Lyric, and Prestige/Bluesville labels. This was the start of a brilliant recorded legacy, with releases to follow on Imperial, Sonet, Black Top, and Money Pit Records. In addition to his own wonderful recordings, he made memorable contributions as a session guitarist on sides by Professor Longhair and the Wild Magnolias. To read a detailed Snooks Eaglin obit on Nola.com click here. To see a great video of Snooks performing “Lipstick Traces”, click here. Thanks, Snooks, for the joyous music you made and for your great recordings, which will live on forever.



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