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Snooks Eaglin... umm, wow.

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Roscoe295, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Roscoe295

    Roscoe295 TDPRI Member

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    Just heard about this guy. Skills are off the charts, body of work is crazy good, and he often played a tele.

    Oh, and he’s blind.



    Have I been under the proverbial rock? Anyone else know about this cat?
     
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    They called him the human jukebox.
     
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    I saw him at Antone’s on Guadalupe St.
    He was astounding!
     
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    Giving that Squier a workout
     
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    Glad you're out from under that proverbial rock;)
    Snooks is phenomenal:cool:
    I first heard him on college radio station.
     
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    Bought his first (I think) album, New Orleans Street Singer on Folkways records back around '64. It was just him solo -- Wonderful version of High Society. Well wonderful versions of just about everything actually. I sort of lost track after that so thanks for posting this video.
     
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    Don't beat yourself up. There are always more greats to discover- you just need to set aside the time, to mine that seam of history. :)

    It's also important to try and see the modern-day greats, who are quietly waiting, to gig again- often in small venues. Wonderful, to experience their skills and push a little money their way.....
     
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    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's

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    My long time blues jamming buddy Steve hipped me to Snooks in the mid 1980s. I think he plays on Professor Longhair's "House Party". I bought his LP "Drop the Bomb" which is pretty ripping. I went with Steve a couple of times on his annual trip to New Orleans for the Jazz Festival in the 80s.

    We saw Snooks at the fairgrounds and talked to him for a few minutes. I couldn't understand anything he said, but come back when I've lost most of my teeth and see what I say then.

    Also saw him do a gig at Tipitina's. As someone mentioned he is blind but this did not stop him from getting up off his chair a few times and approaching the front lip of the stage while playing, which made me a little nervous. Maybe the bass player had a "that's far enough" riff? I don't know how he did it.
     
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    I think I first heard his name from a Truefire soul guitar course I was working on. I can’t remember which one.
     
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    “When They Ring Them Golden Bells” is all-time!

     
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    Good stuff!! Maybe elemental stuff, fundemental stuff too. Bonus of Jon Cleary on piano.
     
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    So one of Snooks’ songs came on my Duster Bennet Pandora station (which was the impetus for this thread)

    Now I’ve never been one to embrace technology at a rapid pace... but Pandora has introduced me to musicians I don’t think I would’ve have otherwise known (ie. Junior Kimbraugh, Mississippi John Hurt, Jerry Douglas, etc.)

    But Snooks has been a real ‘find’ for me.

    Thanks for all these added stories.
     
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    I can identify with this so much. Pandora introduced me to a whole bunch of Thai artists, a road I would have otherwise been unaware of. Here are two greats if you’re interested. (I realize there’s not really a Snooks connection here, and this may not be your cup of Thai iced tea. But just humor me by considering it a Pandora connection.)

    Sroeng Santi’s delightfully alluding “Kurn Kuen Lueng Lueng”



    And a personal fave by Johnny’s Guitar: “Supannahong”

     
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    Snooks' music never gets old.
     
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