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Excello Singles Anthology

The Excello Singles Anthology

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by Slim Harpo
     
 
Slim Harpo brought a good bit of the Louisiana swamp vibe with him when he recorded these immortal singles for Jay Miller's Nashville-based Excello Records in the early '60s, and the rustic, laconic way these recordings unfold, aided and abetted by Miller's trademark echo-laden production, makes them singular even inside the Excello stable. This two-disc set has

Overview

Slim Harpo brought a good bit of the Louisiana swamp vibe with him when he recorded these immortal singles for Jay Miller's Nashville-based Excello Records in the early '60s, and the rustic, laconic way these recordings unfold, aided and abetted by Miller's trademark echo-laden production, makes them singular even inside the Excello stable. This two-disc set has everything essential that Harpo released, including his biggest songs "I'm a King Bee" (and its many variations like "Buzzin'"), the gorgeous "Rainin' in My Heart," "Baby Scratch My Back," the two-part "Tip on In," and "Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu," as well as various B-sides and other ephemera that all add up to a complete look at this unique musician. By rolling country and swamp blues together up into a completely new place, then sprinkling in just a touch of Jimmy Reed, Harpo created a body of work that has been as impossible to re-create as it has been influential. All the proof is here.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602498069080
catalogNumber:
000058302
Rank:
39788

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I'm a King Bee
  2. I Got Love If You Want It
  3. Wondering and Worryin'
  4. Strange Love
  5. You'll Be Sorry One Day
  6. One More Day
  7. Buzz Me Babe
  8. Late Last Night
  9. Blues Hangover
  10. What a Dream
  11. Don't Start Cryin' Now
  12. Rainin' in My Heart
  13. I Love the Life I'm Living
  14. Buzzin'
  15. I Need Money (Keep Your Alibis)
  16. Little Queen Bee (Got a Brand New King)
  17. Still Rainin' in My Heart
  18. We're Two of a Kind
  19. Sittin' Here Wondering
  20. What's Goin' on Baby
  21. Harpo's Blues
  22. Please Don't Turn Me Down

Disc 2

  1. Baby Scratch My Back
  2. I'm Gonna Miss You Like the Devil
  3. Shake Your Hips
  4. Midnight Blues
  5. I'm Your Bread Maker, Baby
  6. Loving You (The Way I Do)
  7. Tip on in, Pt. 1
  8. Tip on in, Pt. 2
  9. I'm Gonna Keep What I've Got
  10. I've Got to Be With You Tonight
  11. Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu
  12. Mailbox Blues
  13. Mohair Sam
  14. I Just Can't Leave You
  15. That's Why I Love You
  16. Just for You
  17. Folsom Prison Blues
  18. Mutual Friend
  19. I've Got My Finger on Your Trigger
  20. The Price Is Too High
  21. Rainin' in My Heart
  22. Jody Man

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slim Harpo   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Lazy Lester   Percussion
Katie Webster   Organ
Sammy K. Brown   Drums
Howard Grimes   Drums
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Charles Hodges   Organ
Leroy Hodges   Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Fats Perrodin   Bass Guitar
Gabriel Pandy Perrodin   Guitar
Rudolph Richard   Guitar
James Johnson   Guitar
Clarence "Jockey" Etinne   Drums
Willie Parler   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Martin   Piano

Technical Credits

Slim Harpo   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Bob Holmes   Producer
David Foster   Master Tape Research
Ben Keith   Producer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Robert Holmes   Composer
Jimmy Johnson   Engineer
J.D. Miller   Producer
James Moore   Composer
Aaron Varnell   Producer
Jerry West   Composer
Ernie Winfrey   Engineer
Jon Broven   Annotation
J. West   Composer
D. Wilson   Composer
John Holmes   Composer
Michele Horie   Artwork,Art Direction
Brendan Morris   Master Tape Research
Bob Wilson   Producer
S. Reginald   Composer
J. Moore   Composer

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