Sunday, 10 July 2016

Baby Scratch My Back / I'm Gonna Miss You - Slim Harpo (Excello 2273)









Thanks to El Enmascarado for these rips and scans from a well-used 45. Click twice on the above embedded players to hear swamp bluesman Slim Harpo (real name James Moore).

Both sides recorded in Jay Miller's studio in Crowley, Louisiana in October 1965. Personnel: Slim Harpo (vocal, harmonica); James Johnson, Rudolph Richard (guitars); Geese August (bass); Sammy Brown (drums); poss Monroe Vincent (percussion).

Excello 2273 released January 1966. Number 16 in the Billboard pop charts, March 1966. This was Slim Harpo's second pop hit, his "Rainin' In My Heart" having reached number 34 in the Billboard chart in July 1961.

After a recent sax 'n' bebop splurge on the blog, it's time to revisit the blues! I've also had a request for more doo-wop. So much music and so little time.

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