Friday Random 10: Snooks Edition

Pax Arcana

snooks_eaglinBy special request, this week’s edition of the Friday Random 10 is dedicated to the lasting memory of Snooks Eaglin, who died Wednesday at 72. He was one of the last links to a golden age of American musical expression that sprung in volume from New Orleans in the mid 20th century.

Allan Touissant, who was 13 when they started playing together, remembered Snooks this way:

“He played with a certain finger style that was highly unusual,” said the pianist Allan Toussaint, who was 13 when he formed a band with Mr. Eaglin. “He was unlimited on the guitar. Folks would assume, ‘I can do this or I can do that,’ but Snooks wouldn’t. There was nothing he couldn’t do. It was extraordinary.”

Check out the weekly Bonus Video to see it in action.

The songs:

Beware Our Nubile Miscreants — Of Montreal
Illgresi — Sigur Ros
Mutiny, I Promise You — The New Pornographers
Brightest Hour — The Submarines
Newest Industry — Husker Du
T.V. Eye — Iggy Pop (Live in 1979)
Red Dress — TV on the Radio
I Feel Like Going Home — Yo La Tengo
This Devil’s Workday — Modest Mouse
Johnny Viola — Shearwater

Bonus Video:

Talk to Your Daughter — Snooks Eaglin (1985)

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.



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6 responses to “Friday Random 10: Snooks Edition

  1. Perry Ellis

    Newest Industry is one of my all-time favorite songs, and I know you love Red Dress, so nice going Pax’s randomizericon.

    Point And Shoot, Yo La Tengo
    Music Now, Frightened Rabbit
    Extrasupervery, Frightened Rabbit (not so nice going on the random front for Perry’s randomizericon, but good songs nonetheless)
    Getting In Tune, The Who
    Mambo 8, Pérez Prado
    Real World, Hüsker Dü
    Night And Day, Stan Getz & Bill Evans
    Are You A Hypnotist??, The Flaming Lips
    X.Y.U., Smashing Pumpkins
    Ex-Guru, The Fiery Furnaces

  2. That guy sucks. But I’ll participate anyway.

    1. B-Boy Bouillabaisse, Beastie Boys
    2. On the Run, Pink Floyd
    3. High Plains Drifter (and this is why Shuffle Songs annoys me; I have nearly 4K songs on my iPod, and two songs from Paul’s Boutique come up in my first three; this seems to happen all the time)
    4. Be, Common
    5. The Rooster, Outkast
    6. I Hear You Knocking, Smiley Lewis
    7. See the Sky About the Rain, Neil Young
    8. The Big Country, Talking Heads
    9. Honey Pie, The Beatles
    10. Devil’s Haircut, Beck

  3. ha! i must’ve posted at the same time as p.e. and see that he had the same thing happen with his first three songs.

  4. 99 problems — Jay-Z/Beatles/Dangermouse
    One (blake’s got a new face) — Vampire Weekend
    This Ain’t No Lounge Axe (Live) — Tweedy
    Videotape — Radiohead
    This Is It (Cardinals version) — RA
    The Movemeant — tones
    You Drew — Ken Stringfellow
    Come as you are — Nirvana
    Are you lonely? — Denison Witmer
    SexyBack — Justin Timberlake

  5. 1. astrophagus – feast day
    2. The Band – Bessie Smith
    3. Argent – Hold Your head up
    4. The Hood Internet – The Cool Kids vs Le Loup – We Are Mikey! We Are Rock!
    5. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Heavy Orange (Cardinalogy outtake)
    6. John Lee Hooker – She’s Long, She’s Tall (She Weeps Like A Willow Tree) (Oh so good!)
    7. Ryan Adams – Willow Tree
    8. John Legend – It’s Over [Teddy Riley remix/bonus track]
    9. Curtis Mayfield – When We’re Alone
    10. Fleet Foxes – Mykonos (just gets me more excited for SXSW!!!)

  6. Coach Football

    1. Last Night–Mar-Keys
    2. He’s Alright–Staple Singers
    3. Don’t Rock the Boat–Eddie Floyd
    4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix–Isaac Hayes (18’42”!)
    5. Joy–Shakti (18’16”!)
    6. Oh Caroline–Cheap Trick
    7. No One Knows–Queens of the Stone Age
    8. Hey Grandma–Moby Grape
    9. With Arms Outstretched–Rilo Kiley
    10. Autumn Sweater (remix)–Yo La Tengo

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