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Slim Harpo - the King Bee of Baton Rouge

Martin Hawkins joins Paul Jones to discuss his book on blues musician Slim Harpo, who is remembered today as one of the blues world's most influential musicians of all time.

Martin Hawkins joins Paul Jones to discuss his book on blues singer and harmonica player, Slim Harpo. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Slim Harpo is remembered today as one of the blues world's most influential musicians. A leading exponent of swamp blues, his songs were a unique fusion of blues, country, cajun and rockabilly. His works have also been covered on numerous recordings by bands including The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, The Who and The Doors. Plus new releases from Tom Walker and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Howlin’ Wolf

    Everybody's in the Mood

    • The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960.
    • Hip Select.
  • Tom Walker

    Air We Breathe

    • Into Space.
    • Tom Walker.
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

    Tender Hearted

    • Groovin' In Greaseland.
    • ALLIGATOR.
  • Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings

    Down Home Blues

    • Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings.
    • Ace.
  • Slim Harpo

    I'm A King Bee

    • The Best Of Slimp Harpo.
    • HIP-O.
  • Slim Harpo

    Rainin' In My Heart

    • The Excello Singles Anthology.
    • QUALITY.
  • Slim Harpo

    Harpo's Blues

    • The Excello Singles Anthology.
    • QUALITY.
  • Slim Harpo

    Yeah Yeah Baby

    • I'm A King Bee.
    • Ace.
  • Slim Harpo

    Te Ni Nee Ni Nu

    • The Excello Singles Anthology.
    • QUALITY.
  • Slim Harpo

    The Music's Hot

    • Tip On In.
    • Ace.
  • Kaz Hawkins

    Better Days

    • Don't You Know.
    • Kaz Hawkins.
  • Janiva Magness

    I Love Your More Than You'll Ever Know

    • Blue Again.
    • Blue Elan.

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