SONG OF THE DAY Snooks Eaglin – Malaguena

In 1928 ‘Malaguena’ was written by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, its lyrics originally written in Spanish.  Since then it has become a popular jazz, blues and marching band standard with the lyrics being transferred to several different languages.

In 1959 the New Orleans-based blues guitarist and singer Snooks Eaglin covered this track, also recording another blues version titled ‘Funky Malaguena’ a few years later.

What you are hearing today is the 1959 recording and I really couldn’t resist sharing this copy and smashing take on a Cuban classic. Check it out above.

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