Monday, February 21, 2005

Strange Love

Welcome back you all ! (and thanx for all the comments/mails !). Let’s begin, shall we ?
James Moore (also known as Harmonica Slim and Slim Harpo) was born on January (or February) 11, 1924 in Lobdell, Louisana. In the mid-1950's Moore became a professional musician and began recording for Excello in 1955, first accompanying Lightnin' Slim, then as featured artist under the name "Slim Harpo" which continued until 1969 except for a release on Imperial, based in New Orleans, in 1962. On January 31, 1970 at the peak of his fame, James "Harmonica Slim/Slim Harpo" Moore died in Baton Rouge, Lousiana of a heart attack and is buried in Port Allen, Louisana. At least, he had the chance to escape disco music.

Slim Harpo - Strange Love

Slim Harpo - That Ain't Your Business


Blogger Dan Phillips said...

You are doing good work here. I am currently living about halfway between Mr Moore's hometown and the place he recorded a lot of his sides (JD Miller's studio in Crowley, LA). I think about him every time I drive past Lobdell on I-10. But,I grew up in Memphis, and first heard Slim Harpo on the radio when I was in high school in the '60's. Couldn't get enough of "Scratch My Back". Later, I collected a lot of his stuff. He had a very engaging style and was certainly the most commercially successful of Miller's "swamp blues" recording artists. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Keep 'em comin'.

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