Article on Snooks Eaglin funeral

Posted on: Saturday, Feb 28, 2009

“To conclude the service, an impromptu all-star band replaced a no-show church choir. It featured Toussaint on keyboards, Michael White on clarinet, Deacon John on guitar, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. on tambourine, Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe on tuba, Reggie Hall on organ and Charmaine Neville and Clarence “Frogman” Henry on vocals.

“Toussaint and Neville started “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” slow, then picked up the tempo as the full ensemble fell in behind them. Just before noon, the crowd followed Eaglin’s casket outside.”

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