I’m A King Bee [180g Vinyl LP]

Artist: Slim Harpo
Format: LP
Bar-code: 5060397601926
Cat No: CATLP192


Slim’s records are notable for his languid, almost lazy sounding,
vocal delivery, but it was one that obviously struck a chord with
listeners. His trademark harmonica playing was much more
distinct and to the fore, and his recordings are often enhanced
with a primitive echo delay. Slim also played guitar at his live
dates, but preferred to use more experienced session players like
Gabriel Perrodin on his recordings. I’m A King Bee proved to be a
strong local hit, but did not bother any of the national charts,
possibly because the obvious double entendres frightened some
radio stations. Its worth has been proved since however, with a
string of covers by artists like The Rolling Stones, The Grateful
Dead, The Doors, Pink Floyd and Muddy Waters. Mick Jagger is
even quoted as wondering why anyone would listen to their
version when they could listen to Slim Harpo’s!

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Side One

1. I’m A King Bee
2. Blues Hang-Over
3. Don’t Start Cryin’ Now
4. One More Day
5. Buzz Me Baby
6. What A Dream
7. Wonderin’ And Worryin’
8. Moody Blues
9. Late Last Night

Side Two

1. Rainin’ In My Heart
2. I Got Love If You Want It
3. Snoopin’ Around
4. My Home Is A Prison
5. Strange Love
6. Dream Girl
7. Bobby Sox Baby
8. You’ll Be Sorry One Day