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on 11 July 2010
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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on 11 April 2015
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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on 16 June 2013
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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on 19 November 2013
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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on 15 August 2014
Great no problems at all
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on 27 April 2013
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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on 31 March 2013
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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on 14 July 2014
a sample of the best selling songs from a deep south blues trend setting musician & songwriter
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on 9 December 2011
It has taken me a long time to try the sly Slim groove so if you are partial to a bit of laid back and cruising sexy blues and boogie, Slim Harpo is the man, it really is uber cool with a capital K.
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on 19 October 2014
spot on
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