Baby, You Can Get Your Gun!

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Baby, You Can Get Your Gun!
Studio album by
StudioSouthlake Studios[1]
LabelBlack Top Records[2]
ProducerHammond Scott
Snooks Eaglin chronology
Down Yonder
Baby, You Can Get Your Gun!
Out of Nowhere
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[5]

Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! is an album by the American blues musician Snooks Eaglin, released in 1987.[6][7] It was regarded as a comeback for Eaglin, who had not put out an album since 1978.[8][9]


The backing musicians, in part pulled from Fats Domino's band, were considered to be some of New Orleans' best sidemen.[10][11] Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! was produced by Hammond Scott.[4]

Critical reception[]

The Washington Post wrote that "shuffle tunes like 'Oh Sweetness' roll with rhumba rhythms and the headlong momentum of a good Professor Longhair arrangement, and Eaglin even manages to detonate some James Brown funk on 'Drop That Bomb!'"[12] The Los Angeles Times thought that Eaglin's "cognac-smooth vocals get down to serious business on the wryly twisted blues 'That Certain Door' and 'You Give Me Nothing but the Blues'."[10] The Boston Globe opined that "Eaglin's pleasant voice and relaxed guitar preside over a potpourri of New Orleans styles."[13]

AllMusic called the album "an earthly delight; [Eaglin's] utterly unpredictable guitar weaves and darts through supple rhythms provided by New Orleans vets Smokey Johnson on drums and Erving Charles, Jr. on bass."[3] The Rolling Stone Album Guide deemed it "tough and rollicking."[5]

Track listing[]

1."You Give Me Nothing But The Blues"2:33
2."Baby Please"3:15
3."Oh Sweetness"3:14
6."Baby, You Can Get Your Gun!"2:50
7."Drop the Bomb!"2:54
8."That Certain Door"3:10
9."Mary Joe"3:10
10."Nobody Knows"2:15
11."Pretty Girls Everywhere"3:33



  1. ^ "SNOOKS EAGLIN: BABY, YOU CAN GET YOUR GUN!". PopMatters. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (September 8, 2009). "Goldmine Record Album Price Guide". Penguin – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b "Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! - Snooks Eaglin | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 3: MUZE. p. 190.CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 218.
  6. ^ "New Orleans guitarist Snooks Eaglin dies at 72". The Times-Picayune.
  7. ^ Komara, Edward; Lee, Peter (July 1, 2004). "The Blues Encyclopedia". Routledge – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Heim, Chris (4 June 1989). "R & B from New Orleans: A discography". Chicago Tribune. Arts. p. 7.
  9. ^ Perrone, Pierre (23 Apr 2009). "SNOOKS EAGLIN". The Independent. Obituaries. p. 34.
  10. ^ Jump up to: a b "ON THE OFF BEAT : CULTURAL CARETAKER OF CAJUN REVEALS A GEM". Los Angeles Times. September 20, 1987.
  11. ^ Lichtenstein, Grace; Dankner, Laura (1993). Musical Gumbo: The Music of New Orleans. W.W. Norton. p. 135.
  12. ^ "COOLING OUT WITH THE BLUES". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  13. ^ Kahn, Hamilton (26 Nov 1987). "Snooks Eaglin: Baby, You Can Get Your Gun". The Boston Globe. Calendar. p. A18.
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