Snooks Eaglin, New Orleans Street Singer (1959)
We share music. And we should always remember that. It’s about sharing. And there is some music that is worth sharing and some that isn’t. And we all do our best to work out what we think is the best for sharing and the best for ignoring. Well, somebody mentioned Snooks Eaglin to me once. And I was (and still am) the sort of person where that meant something to me. I looked Snooks up the next day and ordered a copy of his debut, New Orleans Street Singer. I loved it. Played it for years. Then gave it away. Forgot about it. Then, just a couple of weeks ago, I saw it in the front window of a record store. There it was. They were luring me in. But let’s not forget: they were sharing. Ah Slow Boat, you know how to play the game. I saw it there in the window and every sound from that album came flooding back. I may have a disease, but I had to have it. And yet I would not have ever asked in the store as to whether they had it. I still believe in the impulse buy. And this was a good one!
Sample Track: Saint James Infirmary
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