BLIND SNOOKS EAGLIN - THAT'S ALL RIGHT (1961)
US Blues, MP3 @ 224
Sometimes billed as "Ford", more often as "Snooks", blind singer-guitarist
Fird Eaglin Jr. has been a profilic New Orleans rhythm and blues recording
artist for over three decades. His early sides, however, were more in a country
blues vein. At this 1961 session, he moved easily from moaning the down-home
"I'm a Country Boy" to shouting the Ray Charles R&B hit "I Got a Woman".
Wheter drawing his material from anonymous folk sources, the delta blues of
Big Boy Crudup and Tommy McClennan, the city blues of St. Louis Jimmy, Tampa
Red and Washboard Sam, or more contemporary jukebox favourites, Eaglin, in the
words of recordist Harry Oster, "transforms them all into something
characteristically his own".
Blind Snooks Eaglin