Snooks Eaglin

Biography

Fird Eaglin, 21 January 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Eaglin was left blind after a childhood illness and was given the nickname Snooks after a character in a radio series. He played guitar and sang in Baptist churches before winning a local talent contest in 1947. During the 50s he was a street singer in New Orleans, performing a variety of pop, blues and folk material. However, his first recordings, made by Harry Oster for Folkways and Folk-Lyric in 1958, emphasized the country blues... Read more

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blues
new orleans
rhythm and blues
soul
folk
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