Slim Harpo Biography

American blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player.

Born : January 11, 1924 in Lobdell, Louisiana.

Died : January 31, 1970 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Heart attack)



Slim, early in his career he performed under the pseudonym of "Harmonica Slim" at local nightclubs and bars.

Since the mid-1950s began recording and released, in 1957, his first record as Slim Harpo.

Among his hits : "I'm the King Bee" (cover also recorded by bands like "The Rolling Stones" and "Grateful Dead"), "I've Got Love if you want it", "Rainin' in my Heart", "Buzzin' ", "I Love the Life I Live", "Little Queen Bee", "Baby, Scratch my Back".

He died unexpectedly of a heart attack , at the age of 46, and was buried in Mulatto Bend Cemetery in Port Allen, Louisiana.



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