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Snooks Eaglin

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Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: January 21, 1936 | Died: March 18, 2009    

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. Utterly unselfconscious, he would render fellow guitarists slack-jawed with a blistering run, then announce from the stage that he needed to use the bathroom....
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Source: Keith Spera

  • The Blues Of Snooks Eaglin And Boogie Bill Webb

    Sonet
    2004
  • Heavy Juice

    Sonet
    1997
  • Down Yonder

    Sonet
    1978

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