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Remembering Snooks Eaglin

By John Morthland, Contributor

Snooks Eaglin, who died on February 18 at age 72, was a quintessential New Orleans character - the "Human Jukebox," as he was known locally, a guitarist and singer who claimed a repertoire of 2500 songs - blues, r&b, pop, rock, gospel, traditional - you name it, he played it. Eaglin recorded in every format, from solo acoustic to electric band with horns. And like many truly quintessential New Orleans characters, he never had a… more »