Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Snooks Eaglin



Snooks Eaglin, a New Orleans treasure died today. Eaglin began his career in 1947 at the age of 11. Snooks has been blind since his first birthday. His first recordings under his own name were done when he was a street musicain in New Orleans.

Snooks played r&b, blues and pretty much anything. I've seen him countless times over the years and he has always been a wonder. He played pretty much every year at Jazz Fest and I think I probably seen him every year I went.

At the first Jazz Fest after Katrian, when the Edge from U2 came down this was picture I took at Snooks show. Edge wanted to see this man play his music.


This is a video he did at the Rock n Bowl with George Porter from the Meters. That was Snooks, just as quick to talk to the auidence as sing, he was always a joy to watch. His like will not be seen again.


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1 comment:

Starrlight said...

I have heard his music, y'all did loose someone special.

Mr. The Edge has always had an appreciation for the Blues and American music. I always found it so annoying that the critics gave U2 so much shit over Rattle and Hum.

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