This is an easy one. Way back in the 60s I discovered this wonderful album called Swamp Blues. It featured all these guys. They recorded down in Louisiana in bayou country – swamp country. There stuff was on the Excello label produced by J.D. Jay Miller and has a distinctive swampy feel based around that infectious Jimmy Reed beat. I loved it.
I loved those names too. They were magical! That album was special.
Then my daughter moved to Baton Rouge with her job and I was able to check it all out. I tracked down Slim Harpos grave!
Back in London I found Lazy Lester playing in some obscure club and took my youngest son along to see him. A great evening!
The swamp Blues was important. It was covered by the Stones, Kinks and Yardbirds! But the originals are best!