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Friday, 15 May 2015

The Blues Collection - Snooks Eaglin

The splendidly named New Orleans guitarist Snooks Eaglin is another new name on me.
He was not christened Snooks as that would have just been plain silly. No, he was born in New Orleans in 1936 and christened Fird Eaglin Jr.
He was also known in his early years as Blind Snooks Eaglin for reasons that I'm sure you can work out.
He is I am told widely regarded as a legend of New Orleans playing a wide range of music within the same concert or indeed song covering blues, rock 'n' roll, jazz,R&B, country and Latin.

There are indeed a variety of styles on Heavy Juice.
As this is the Blues Collection I've gone for a couple of the more bluesy numbers.
I Went to the Mardi Gras  was recorded in New Orleans in November 1994 and Pretty Girls Everywhere in Metairie, Louisiana in October 1986.

Snooks died in 2009 following a heart attack at the age of 73, a pretty good innings for a Bluesman

Snooks Eaglin -I Went to the Mardi Gras

Snooks Eaglin - Pretty Girls Everywhere


  1. Hi, are you sure about the date for 'Pretty Girls'. Per Discogs, it was 1986 with the CD itself being released in 1997.

    1. You are quite correct john and I have amended accordingly.Thanks.No idea where I got 2006 from