New Orleans Street Singer

New Orleans Street Singer

Snooks Eaglin SFW40165

Folkways Records released New Orleans Street Singer in 1959 and the album set the world of folk and acoustic blues fans on fire. Snooks Eaglin was in the early stages of his long R&B career when folklorist Harry Oster heard him playing solo on the streets of the French Quarter. That very recording, presented here with 7 previously unreleased tracks, captured Eaglin's genius and elevated him to the pantheon of eccentric, uncategorizable guitar virtuosos. 32-page booklet. 25 classic tracks. 68 minutes.

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Year Released 2005
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2005 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Guitar
Language(s) English

Download Liner Notes

101 Looking for a Woman Snooks Eaglin 2:25
102 Walking Blues Snooks Eaglin 2:58
103 Careless Love Snooks Eaglin 2:32
104 Saint James Infirmary Snooks Eaglin 2:20
105 High Society Snooks Eaglin 1:33
106 I Got My Questionnaire Snooks Eaglin 3:20
107 Let Me Go Home, Whiskey Snooks Eaglin 2:52
108 Mama, Don’t Tear My Clothes Snooks Eaglin 2:07
109 Trouble in Mind Snooks Eaglin 2:46
110 The Lonesome Road Snooks Eaglin 1:46
111 Helping Hand (A Thousand Miles Away from Home) Snooks Eaglin 2:11
112 One Room Country Shack Snooks Eaglin 3:02
113 Who’s Been Foolin’ You Snooks Eaglin 2:22
114 Drifting Blues Snooks Eaglin 3:37
115 Sophisticated Blues Snooks Eaglin 2:06
116 Come Back, Baby Snooks Eaglin 2:06
117 Rock Island Line Snooks Eaglin 2:03
118 See See Rider Snooks Eaglin 3:08
119 One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Snooks Eaglin 2:42
120 Mean Old World Snooks Eaglin 3:46
121 Mean Old Frisco Snooks Eaglin 2:32
122 Every Day I Have the Blues Snooks Eaglin 3:52
123 Careless Love 2 Snooks Eaglin 2:30
124 Drifting Blues 2 Snooks Eaglin 3:47
125 The Lonesome Road 2 Snooks Eaglin 1:27
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