Today’s Music to keep me Sane in Isolation – Slim Harpo!

It was way back in the sixties that this album came out called Swamp Blues. It was basically a compilation from the Excello label in Louisiana with the producer J J Miller.

It featured such wonderful characters as Slim Harpo, Lonesome Sundown, Lazy Lester and Lightnin’ Slim.

I instantly recognised a number of tracks covered by the Kinks, Yardbirds and Stones. Slim Harpo was an unknown genius. A blues legend.

I started collecting my Slim Harpo! Superb!

I couldn’t find my photo of Slim’s grave but here’s me with Lazy Lester!

When I went to Louisiana I went and hunted out his grave. It had trees growing out of it. I paid homage to one of the greats.

Today I will play Slim Harpo real loud!! Got Love If You Want It!! I’m a King Bee!!

12 thoughts on “Today’s Music to keep me Sane in Isolation – Slim Harpo!

  1. Hi Opher, wanted to comment on your next post but got ‘page not found’ – oh well, this one will do, love that swampy excello stuff – and SH’s sly vocals, very influential on the Stones, Yardbirds etc. Also saw Lazy Lester a few times, he toured with Studebaker John. Stuff to lift those ol’ lockdown blues …

    1. Glad you share a liking for those old swamp blues. I love ’em. Certainly cheers me up!
      I don’t know why that post could not be found. They’re all still there!
      Stay safe Dave!

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