Sunday, February 22, 2009

Snooks Eaglin (1937 - 2009)

Snooks Eaglin, the idiosyncratic New Orleans rhythm & blues guitarist known for his fleet-fingered dexterity and boundless repertoire, died Wednesday, Feb 18. He was 72. The digits on Mr. 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." Juke Joint Soul


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