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Snooks Eaglin - Snooks Eaglin And His 12-String Guitar album flac Performer: Snooks Eaglin
Title: Snooks Eaglin And His 12-String Guitar
Style: Country Blues
Released: 1961
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1858 mb
FLAC album: 1761 mb
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Blues

The New Orleans singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, who has died aged 73, was a star in his home town's musical firmament for more than 50 years. He played and recorded with fellow locals Ellis Marsalis, James Booker, the pianist and producer Allen Toussaint and the Wild Magnolias, and was sought out by visiting rock eminences including Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt. His death," said Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival, "is like losing a Professor Longhair, a Johnny Adams or a Gatemouth Brown. These first recordings appeared to some listeners to locate Eaglin as a young African-American committed to fine old acoustic music rather than the noisy vulgarity of R&B. Since his early teens he had played in a band, the Flamingos, with Toussaint, and at 17 contributed the guitar part to Jock-O-Mo, a local hit by the singer-pianist Sugar Boy.

Fird Eaglin, Jr. (January 21, 1936 or 1937 – February 18, 2009), known as Snooks Eaglin, was an American guitarist and singer based in New Orleans. His vocal style was reminiscent of that of Ray Charles; in the 1950s, when he was in his late teens, he sometimes billed himself as "Little Ray Charles".

This tab is based off of Snook Eaglin's rendition of St. James Infirmary from his album "New Orleans Street Singer. The chords and lyrics are as accurate as one could put together, with the exception of a few lines of lyrics that are difficult to understand, and instead were replaced with similar lyrics. Was this info helpful? Yes. No. Difficulty: intermediate. Tuning: E A D G B E. Author 2:45AM 328.

Snooks Eaglin was an inventive blind street-guitarist with a soulful voice, who never had a big hit record, but who remained a much-loved figure in New Orleans. Eaglin Jr. learned guitar from listening to the radio, where he also found a nick-name from Baby Snooks, a mischievous character in a radio show. Snooks warm and engaging voice and a certain physical resemblance to Ray Charles led him to perform as ‘Little Ray Charles’ for a while. His crisp and intelligent guitar technique saw him take on an incredibly wide range of music incuding Blues, R&B, gospel, folk and pop, all overlaid with his unmistakable style.

Songs in album Blind Snooks Eaglin - Live In Japan (1997). I Went To The Mardi Gras.


A1 That's All Right
A2 I Had A Little Woman
B1 Death Valley Blues
B2 Rock Me Mama


No song writing credits or song lengths listed on labels or sleeve.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SEP 386 Snooks Eaglin Snooks Eaglin And His 12 String Guitar ‎(7", EP) Storyville SEP 386 UK 1961