Slim Harpo

By J Poet

 

The swampy blues sound of Slim Harpo (born James Moore in Lobdell LA) was one of the most unique in the history of the blues. Harpo was one of the few blues artists to cross over to pop before the blues revival of the mid-60s, and songs like “I'm A King Bee,” “Shake Your Hips,” and “Baby, Scratch My Back” still sound dangerous today with their, sly, simmering sexuality and swampy groove. Harpo was on the verge of a mainstream breakthrough, being one of the few bluesmen comfortable with rock and psychedelic music, when he died in 1970, only... Read More

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