9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Slim Harpo was born on this day in 1924. Harpo, born James Moore in Lobdell, La. died Jan. 31, 1970. If you’ve ever taken the Ronald Reagan Hwy out of Baton Rouge headed west you drove through Lobdell, and had no idea you were traveling through sacred grounds.

It’s not discernible.

In Harpo’s short 46 years on this earth he left a monolithic footprint. Simply put, Slim Harpo was the man.

When the Stones dropped their first LP back in 1964 a cover of Harpo’s ‘King Bee’ was on it. Let’s hope he got a fat paycheck.

We’re listening to “Tee-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu” this afternoon to honor the birth of the man.

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