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Album Review

The original 12-song Excello album with the addition of six extra tracks, all of which were originally issued as singles only. With the exception of "Dream Girl," "My Home Is A Prison" and "What A Dream, " everything on here also appears on the AVI double disc collection.

Customer Reviews


slim harpo is a giant like muddy howlin wolf big maceo and the others. buy it.

this is the guy that made jagger BEFORE TINA

if you have an affinity for the stones early best works exile style and before. Give props to the original back in the day for pop blues. Oh that' s right. Don't have to tell ya. You already know. Mr. Harpo and the excello sound were just that. A SOUND SO COOL NEVER DUPLICATED ONLY COPIED. YOU BE COOL LIKE YOU'RE NOW OR BEFORE BUT JUST KNOW SLIM HARPO HAD A SOUND SO COOL AND COPIED BUT KNOW ONE COULD EVER TRUELY GET THE SONGS AND THE HARP THE SAME. THAT'S WHAT MAKES SLIM, SLIM. YOU BE GOOD KIDS.


Born: January 11, 1924 in Lobdell, LA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '50s, '60s

In the large stable of blues talent that Crowley, LA, producer Jay Miller recorded for the Nashville-based Excello label, no one enjoyed more mainstream success than Slim Harpo. Just a shade behind Lightnin' Slim in local popularity, Harpo played both guitar and neck-rack harmonica in a more down-home approximation of Jimmy Reed, with a few discernible, and distinctive, differences. Harpo's music was certainly more laid-back than Reed's, if such a notion was possible. But the rhythm was insistent...
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