"The world is a lot less funky, but heaven just got funkier. He touched a lot of people. God blessed all of us by sharing him."
- Mike Nelson
A fund has been established to continue Eddie's legacy. Any monetary donations can be sent to: Eddie Bo Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 57175, New Orleans, LA 70157-7175.
Photo credit ~ Matthew / Baton Rouge, LA
I was saddened to learn of Snooks' death. Trained by The Creator, he was one of a kind - an exceptional guitarist - a one man band. His fingers were phenomenal in that he could go in so many different directions musically. When Snooks performed, in addition to hearing guitar, one could also hear bass, drums, and horn. Having that ability made him an extraordinary and irreplaceable musician.
-- Eddie Bo, March 1, 2008
From the Vault
Here's more from Oct. 21, 1998 with Eddie, Snooks, and George Porter Jr. The vocals are buried in the mix for a few seconds at the beginning, but stick with it. It's worth it. A unique and amazing performance.
Check Your Bucket [5:15]
Banner photo by Chris Ryan
WWOZ Piano Night 2009 dedicated to the memory of Eddie Bo.
Ashlye Keaton, Esquire