The New Orleans music community is mourning another fallen member tonight. Local R&B hero Eddie Bo (Edwin Joseph Bocage) has died at the age of 78.
I actually heard the news from a musician – drummer Derrick Freeman – who visited the set of “Treme” today.
The Associated Press obituary is here. The local Times-Picayune obit is here.
Ironically, Eddie Bo a few weeks ago posted on his website a tribute to Snooks Eaglin, the recently deceased New Orleans guitarist.
In Mr. Bo’s honor, I’m spinning one of his funkier cuts, the 1970 single “Check Your Bucket,” on my Vox blog. Click here to listen.