Noted with sadness: The passing of Snooks Eaglin. Evidently he died yesterday at the age of 72 (or 73, depending on which obit you believe). The Gambit says:
Born in New Orleans in January of 1936, Eaglin lost his sight before he was two years old. The blind musician taught himself to play at the age of five, building a rhythm and blues repertoire that has been estimated at 2500+ songs. At 13, he joined his first band, the Flamingoes, which also featured a teenaged Allen Toussaint and Ernie K-Doe….
Earlier no notes posts on Eaglin’s “SJI” here and, less substantially, here. His version is a favorite of mine, and I also included it in my “Liner Notes for an Imaginary CD,” and the all-“SJI” podcast.