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The Best of Slim Harpo [CD]

Slim Harpo Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 July 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B000024GFY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,382 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Baby Scratch My Back
2. I Got Love If You Want It
3. I'm a King Bee
4. Little Queen Bee
5. Shake Your Hips
6. Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu
7. Buzz Me Babe
8. Buzzin'
9. Rainin' in My Heart
10. Still Rainin' In My Heart
11. Late Last Night
12. Tip On In
13. Bobby Sox Baby
14. Don't Start Cryin' Now
15. I Need Money
16. Strange Love
17. Rock Me Baby
18. Blues Hang-Over

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Mississippi bluesman James Isaac Moore made the bulk of his recordings at JD Miller's Crowley, Louisiana studio, accounting for the deep, swampy sound and creeping rhythms of his hit singles. Another important influence on the Stones, Harpo's debut 1957 single "I'm A King Bee's" compulsive, chicken-scratch guitar motif became an essential part of their early sound. Although Ace have released a comprehensive series covering Slim's years with the Excello label, this Best Of draws together all the classic singles: "Baby Scratch My Back", "I Got Love If You Want It", "Rainin' In My Heart" (Louisiana pop of the highest order) and "Shake Your Hips" (rolling along with train-chugging intensity, rattling-sticks providing its percussion track). By 1967, he was recording in Nashville, producing even more light-footed material like "Te-Ni-Nee- Ni-Nu" and "Tip On In" ("let me see those fishnet hose", he drawls.). Harpo had it all: a bittersweet soul moan of a voice, a squealing, wounded-hound harmonica sound and a feel for mixing genres that found him picking from country, rock 'n' roll and soul, perfectly placed to be one of the funkiest, most danceable blues performers so far in the music's history. Who knows how much more he would have contributed if not for his sudden early death from a heart attack in 1970. --Martin Longley

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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't fault this one 11 July 2010
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
Harpo had one of those laid back drawling voices as easy on the ear as Fats Domino or Wilbert Harrison or Jimmy Reed.
However comparisons with the latter are as two exact opposites-Harpo was thoughly normal and had no drink problem.He kept the same wife for over 20 years and was no problem to promoters.Neither was he overtly ambitious-he rarely strayed from the South.
Slim Harpo was first covered in the 50s by Warren Smith on the Sun label but is more famous for the covers made by British artists.His own covers were usually known blues standards.
He proves that you don't have to screech your way through a song and is definitley more important than James Brown in my book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classics 19 Nov 2013
By Big D
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Had some of these tracks on 45 which I purchase in the 60's. King Bee and Scratch my back are real classics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Slim Harpo 16 Jun 2013
By Wayne
Format:Audio CD
The Best of Slim Harpo certainly worth adding to your collection, a great sound & im glad i purchased this & would recommend it for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great original songs 27 April 2013
By Sandra
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Very pleased with this CD! Love the songs especially the original version of King Bee. In fact it is playing as I type!
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4.0 out of 5 stars chilled 31 Mar 2013
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great listening when you just want to chill out and not do too much thinking.easy on the ear and the brain.recommended.
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