|Genres:||Blues R&B / Soul Vocals|
|Tags:||blues swamp blues classic blues harmonica blues lousiana|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic biography discogs lyrics other databases secondhandsongs VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
James Moore, 11 January 1924, Lobdel, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 January 1970, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. The eldest in an orphaned family, Moore worked as a longshoreman and building worker during the late 30s and early 40s. One of the foremost proponents of post-war rural blues, he began performing in Baton Rouge bars under the name Harmonica Slim. He later accompanied Lightnin Slim, his brother-in-law, both live and in the studio, before commencing his own recording career in 1957. Named Slim Harpo by producer Jay Miller, the artists solo debut coupled Im A King Bee with I Got Love If You Want It. Influenced by Jimmy Reed, he began recording for Excello Records and enjoyed a string of popular R&B singles which combined a drawling vocal with incisive harmonica passages. Among them were Rainin In My Heart (1961), I Love The Life I Live, Buzzin (instrumental) and...