Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer

Well worth a play or two!!

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Snooks Eaglin

I have just purchased a CD of Snooks New Orleans Street Singer/That’s alright. It is very nostalgic for me.

I first had this album back in 1965. It was a beautiful old cardboard sleeve Folkways album. I was sixteen and avid about Blues. Those albums were hard to find. You had to hunt them out.

That Snooks album was different. It wasn’t the standard Blues that I was used to from Chicago with the likes of Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf, neither was it the country Blues of Robert Johnson, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and Son House. This was softer, more melodic and varied. It was almost folk music with that drawling New Orleans voice.

Back then I did not know about New Orleans, Cajun and Zydeco, but I can hear all that in there.

I was very attached to that album. I used to study…

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