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Blues For Monday, Part 2: Slim Harpo

Posted in Lost Classics! with tags on May 16, 2011 by 30daysout

You certainly cannot say we don’t respond to requests. Our good friend and ace photographer Art Meripol requested some more Slim Harpo today and here you go.

Slim, the alias for James Moore, came out of the Louisiana swamps in the 1960s with songs like “I’m A King Bee,” “Rainin’ In My Heart,” “Baby Scratch My Back” and many more. His music influenced many of the blues-based British invaders of the ’60s like the Rolling Stones, Them, the Pretty Things, the Yardbirds and early Pink Floyd. Even so, James Moore was never a full-time musician.

Let’s dedicate this set to the long-suffering people of Louisiana, who suddenly have another disaster on their hands. Surely God can give ’em a break one summer.

MP3: “Still Rainin’ In My Heart”

MP3: “Don’t Start Cryin’ Now”

MP3: “Tip On In (Part 2)”

MP3: “Hold Me Tenderly” (live)

MP3: “I’m Your Bread Maker Baby”

MP3: “Everybody Needs Somebody” (live)

MP3: “Shake Your Hips”

MP3: “Little Liza Jane” (live)

MP3: “Blues Hangover”

MP3: “Buzz Me Babe”

Art Meripol’s concert photography page

Blues for Monday

Posted in Rock Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2011 by 30daysout

We haven’t done this in a while – just wailed with some blues. Perfect for a Monday, don’t you think?

MP3: “Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker

MP3: “Forty Days and Forty Nights” by Muddy Waters

MP3: “Make A Little Love” by Lowell Fulson

MP3: “Little Red Rooster” by Sugar Blue

MP3: “Key To The Highway” by Little Walter

MP3: “Gonna Pull A Party” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

MP3: “Rock My Baby Right” by Elmore James & the Broom Dusters

MP3: “I’m A King Bee” by Slim Harpo

MP3: “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues” by Robert Johnson

MP3: “4:59 A.M.” by Magic Slim & the Teardrops