Thursday, February 19, 2009

Snooks Eaglin, 1936-2009


The recycled riffs and tedious boogie that dominate today's scene make it increasingly difficult to fondly recall the blues scare renaissance of the late '80s and early '90s. Yet much of the blues-based music produced in that era was, in fact, fresh and vital. The delightful "comeback" of Snooks Eaglin represents the best aspects of that vibrant period. Eaglin's guitar and vocal on this song from '92's Teasin' You demonstrate why his recordings and live dates were significant events. Here's a hilarious live performance. Eaglin died yesterday.

Kansas City Click: Pato Banton is supposedly at The Levee tonight.

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