The Life of Blues Legend Slim Harpo
Life of Blues Legend Slim Harpo Biographer Book Signing at Clarksdale
Delta Blues Museum
Award winning blues historian Martin Hawkins presents the complete
biography of the King Bee,
November 01, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Baton Rouge, LA – Local fans of the blues
are invited to join Martin Hawkins, author of Slim Harpo:
Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge, for a book signing and talk
at the Delta Blues Museum, on November 01, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
celebrating this internationally renowned blues singer and musician.
Presenting the only complete biography of Harpo, Hawkins traces
his rural upbringing in the South, his professional development
fostered by the local music scene, and his national success
with R&B hits like Rainin' in My Heart, Baby Scratch
My Back, and I'm A King Bee, among others.
With new research and interviews, aficionados
will appreciate that Hawkins fills in previous biographical
gapsand redresses misinformation about Harpo's life. In addition
to weaving the musician's career into the lives of other blues
players - including Lightnin' Slim, Lazy Lester, and Silas Hogan
- the author discusses the pioneering role of record producer
J. D. Miller and illustrates how Excello Records in Nashville
brought national attention to Harpo's music.
This engaging narrative examines Harpo's
various recording sessions and provides a detailed discography,
as well as a list of blues-related records by fellow Baton Rouge
artists. Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge
will stand as the ultimate resource on the musician's life and
the rich history of blues heritage.
Martin Hawkins, author
of A Shot in the Dark: Making Records in Nashville, 1945-1955
and, with Colin Escott, Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records
and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, has written over four hundred
magazine articles, LP sleeve notes, and CD booklets on roots
music since 1971.
416 pages, 6 x 9, 37 halftones, 1 map
To request review copies or set up an interview with the author,
please contact Jenny Keegan at firstname.lastname@example.org.