In 1987, when Snooks Eaglin made his debut on the Black Top label with Baby, You Can Get Your Gun, few would have guessed that the legendary bluesman was embarking on a fruitful and creative second (or third) career at an age when others would be considering retirement. Culled from his five exceptional albums for Black Top, The Crescent City Collection is a fine sampling of Eaglin's unique musical gumbo of old-fashioned New Orleans R&B, second-line parade rhythms, and guitar fretboard fireworks. This makeshift best-of highlighting Eaglin's later career is a great place for the uninitiated to introduce themselves to Crescent City music. Recommended.
The Crescent City Collection Review
by Brian Beatty