Happy Birthday Slim Harpo

Posted on: Thursday, Jan 11, 2007

The blues legends Slim Harpo was born on this day. Born 11 Jan 1924 in Lobdell, LA. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 1970 aged just 46. His music lives on. I am confident that there is not an hour that goes by when some blues band somewhere in the world don’t play a cover of one of his songs.
There are dozens of web references for Slim Harpo; here are three chosen at random (from the top of the search in Google).


Blues Harp Legends

Celtic Guitar Music (yes really)

Other blues birthdays today include….

Pinetop Smith,  Katie Webster, Kenny Blue Ray and my mate Chuck Nevitt.  Happy birthday yerself Chuck.

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