Tuesday, January 25, 2011
HEY, IT'S SLIM HARPO
Well, I met a little girl in a country town. She said, "What do you know? There's Slim Harpo." Born in Louisiana, Slim recorded for the mighty Excello Records, the outfit that also recorded Lonnie Brooks, Lightnin' Slim, Charles Sheffield, Roscoe Shelton and Lazy Lester. Later on, Slim was "discovered" by the rock generation and his tunes were covered by The Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, Them, ZZ Top and the Rolling Stones, who played a killer "Hip Shake" on "Exile on Main Street." No matter. The best Slim was always Slim himself. Now throw out all your stupid records and get some Slim Harpo today!