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The Best Of Slim Harpo

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  • Audio CD (23 Dec. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hip-O
  • ASIN: B000005KPX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,514 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I'm a King Bee
  2. I've Got Love If You Want It
  3. Wonderin' and Worryin'
  4. You'll Be Sorry One Day
  5. Strange Love
  6. Bobby Sox Baby
  7. One More Day
  8. Rainin' in My Heart
  9. Blues Hangover
  10. Buzzin'
  11. Still Rainin' In My Heart
  12. Snoopin' Around
  13. Te Ni Nee Ni Nu
  14. Tip On In, Part 1
  15. Shake Your Hips
  16. Baby, Scratch My Back

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Slim Harpo recorded really good rhythm and blues. He never got too fancy; he never forgot the importance of the groove. He died young in 1970, but his music reached the Rolling Stones (who covered his "I'm a King Bee"), the Kinks (who sang his "I Got Love If You Want It"), Van Morrison, and Them (whose first single was Harpo's "Don't Start Crying Now"). These songs and other greats--"Tip on In," "Baby, Scratch My Back"--are all included in this excellent collection of Harpo's greatest sides. --Robert Gordon

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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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I am very pleased with the cd,You can see why Slim Harpo was such a big influence on such British bandslike The Stones and The Kinks,although well known amongst blues fans,he's not so widely appreciated as the Chicago blues masters like Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters because he didn't record for bigger labels like Chess.His style is influenced by other Louisiana based artists like Lasy Lester and Frank Frost and of course Jimmy Reed.I think he is a step ahead of these artists,his magnetic singing style and impeckable clean harmonica playing make him stand out...This cd is a great introduction to him and my only gripe is that there weren't enough tracks,but for the price its well worth it.
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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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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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Great no problems at all
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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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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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a sample of the best selling songs from a deep south blues trend setting musician & songwriter
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