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The Best of Slim Harpo

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Album Review

There have been many Slim Harpo best-ofs available over the years, some frustratingly incomplete. This one gets all the chart hits together with several of the obscure singles like "Wonderin' and Worryin'," "Strange Love," "One More Day," and "You'll Be Sorry One Day," along with album tracks like "Snoopin' Around" and "Blues Hangover." Transfers are clean and exemplary, and this makes as good an introduction into his music as any currently available.

Customer Reviews

Slim Harpo

Faithful, clean, committed blues. A cleansing snare and guitar tell you how you need to feel. I can appreciate the testimony sliping through the cords on this album. Nice choice.

Good Blues

Slim was hot and a certain group of guys from England liked him a lot. They called themselves "The Rolling Stones". Peace

I am pretty sure you should buy this...

The music of Slim Harpo is akin to sexual hypnotizm. Among the enlightened, this music is commonly known to stimulate movement and agitation in the nether regions. Personally, there are a few songs where I can't get past the weird, nasally quality in his voice. However, his awesomeness cannot be denied. My personal favorites are I'm a King Bee, I've Got Love If You Want It, Shake Your Hips, and Strange Love.


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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