Monday, June 8, 2009

Slim Harpo - The Best of Excello Records - Baby,Scratch My Back

This will fix your mojo, man. These 16 tracks will whirl around
in your head, and make you a believer that Slim Harpo, is and was
one the best rhythm and blues artists ever. They say he's "Swamp
Blues", but I really don't care what they wanna call it, it's just
plain great. You can't eat a diet of just rockabilly music,and not hear
this too, folks! And even Mick Jagger said: " What's the point in
listening to us doing "I'm A King Bee", when you can listen to
Slim Harpo doing it?"
Well, I couldn't agree more. But then, The Stones recorded a lot of old
blues songs, and were champions or at least were honest about who
inspired them. I just saw a clip of Howlin' Wolf on Shindig ,baby.
And that the Stones were not gonna do that show unless The Wolf
was on it with them, was a testament to them as music lovers. What's
that got to do with this? I don't know. But I know that a lot of artists
are inspired by other artists.The track "I'm a King Bee" was inspired by
Memphis Minnie's awesome Bumble Bee song.
The man, Slim Harpo meant business, they say he carried around
a large metal tackle box filled with harmonicas to his shows,
and you can hear he meant business on this fine release. This is
just like some starting fluid on your coals in your grill to get you going.
I suspect you'll want more of this once you hear stay tuned.
Link in the comments and I've got love if you want it...


garage 66 & mojo repair shop said...

Buzz awhile...

vita lite said...

oh yes

Gerard said...

Thanks.This is a downloadable link

Leftcoastcat said...

A revelation, ... the purity of it man, the restraint, the groove. Thank you thank you!

oldrocker99 said...

I bought this one about 15 years ago, and it's still one I play a LOT; nobody ran down the mojo like Slim Harpo.

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