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Snooks Eaglin (1936–2009)

Blues singer/guitarist Snooks Eaglin was born Fird Eaglin in 1936 in New Orleans, LA. Blind since infancy, he wanted to be a musician and taught himself to play guitar, and performed wherever he could, mainly on street corners and in churches. In his teens he came to the attention of Allen Toussaint, who let Eaglin join his band, The Flamingos. ... See full bio »

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Focus Soundtrack
Infinitely Polar Bear
The Yellow Handkerchief
Make It Funky!
Make It Funky! Himself


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 2015/II Focus (performer: "Let Me Go Home, Whiskey")
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (performer: "Down by the Riverside") / (writer: "Down by the Riverside" - as Ford 'Snooks' Eaglin)
 2011 Treme (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (2011) ... (writer: "Nothing As Sweet As You" - uncredited)
 2008 The Yellow Handkerchief (arranger: "Bottle Up And Go") / (performer: "Bottle Up And Go")
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary) (performer: "Come On")
  The Big Easy (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Big Life (1996) ... (performer: "I Went to the Mardi Gras") / (writer: "I Went to the Mardi Gras")
- Cinderfella (1996) ... (performer: "Love Is Strong")
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 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary)

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Album: "Out of Nowhere" (Black Top Records). See more »

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1 Article | See more »

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He became blind in childhood, and learned to play guitar by listening to the radio. See more »

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