Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SNOOKS

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Prostate cancer and a loss of blood during a recent hospital stay have slowed down the great New Orleans legend, Snooks Eaglin. I've read that he is making a peaceful recovery, but I can't be sure. With the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival approaching, I start to think about these great musicians with even more enthusiasm than usual.

Here's Snooks and a very dapper George Porter Jr. on bass, (not sure who the drummer is) from a late 80s performance at NYC's Lone Star Roadhouse. I love the video, but I think I like the commentary below the video even more. This is courtesy of SHANE7181980.

snooks is the one....he's playin BLIND with no pick on a approx. $300 Squier telecaster (MADE IN CHINA)!and plays it better than a person with perfect vision on a $1200 AMERICAN made guitar...He really is a LEGEND an "Unsung hero" if you will! He doesn't have the recognition he deserves. Its a shame to think it but he probably will not get the recognition he deserves until he's not here to see it.

AMEN BROTHER

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sal,
Leave it to you to dig up something like this . I believe the show was 1990 and I was there . A package show with Snooks , Johnny Adams, Ruth Brown and someone else . (I'd have to see if I still have the stub and if I wrote on it ). The drummer is the great Kenny Blevins.
Mike

steve simels said...

If I ever have a kid, I want to name him either Snooks or Earl the Pearl.

Just saying...
:-)

Anonymous said...

there were no made in chine squiers in the late 80's,it is a very nice made in japan one.