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Live in Japan
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
It's Mardi Gras time every time soulful singer-guitarist Snooks Eaglin starts to play, and this live recording catches the Crescent City eccentric in full glory. Eaglin, known in New Orleans as "the human jukebox," leads a... more »
It's Mardi Gras time every time soulful singer-guitarist Snooks Eaglin starts to play, and this live recording catches the Crescent City eccentric in full glory. Eaglin, known in New Orleans as "the human jukebox," leads a trio of New Orleans stalwarts anchored by legendary bayou bassist George Porter Jr. through a typically wide-ranging set spiced with his fluid but unpredictable guitar work. Eaglin's guitar lines may twist and turn like the Mississippi River, but his licks are neither lazy nor laid-back. He's also a solid, if admittedly idiosyncratic, vocalist who effectively personalizes Stevie Wonder's "Boogie on Reggae Woman" with some swamp soul and totally reinvents the Isley Brothers' hit "It's Your Thing." Eaglin delivers more traditional New Orleans fare, such as Fats Domino's "Josephine," Earl King's "Soul Train," and his own classic party favorite "I Went to the Mardi Gras," with equally satisfying results. The deep blues workout "Black Night" and a reprise of producer-songwriter Dave Bartholomew's gem "Yours Truly," Eaglin's first regional hit more than four decades ago, allow the boisterous blind virtuoso to exhibit still more of his expansive musical reach. --Michael Point
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New Orleans R 'n' B at its BEST!
J. Peterson | Northern Illinois | 09/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album, along with TEASING YOU and SOUL'S EDGE, feature Snooks at the top of his game. He has one of the baddest rhythm sections around, the George Porter Jr. Trio, backing him up on all three of those records. If you love american R'n'B, Soul and Classic Blues you will love this record. Snooks is ferocious on guitar and the opening cut "Quaker City" features some of the most interesting and deeply felt Blues guitar you will ever hear. But, besides all the amazing guitar work, it is the warmth and joy in this man's heart which comes through strongest. You can't help but feel his passion and joy for life in this CD. Buy it if you want to feel good about life."