The Excello Singles Anthology

The Excello Singles Anthology

by Slim HarpoSlim Harpo


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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

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
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
Bob Holmes   Producer

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