Slim Harpo (February 11, 1924 – January 31, 1970) was an American blues musician. He was known as a master of the blues harmonica; the name "Slim Harpo" was derived from "harp," the popular nickname for the harmonica in blues circles.
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... had played in Louisiana "with some of the old masters Lightnin' Hopkins, Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo." When Guy left for Chicago, in 1957, Lester replaced him, on guitar, in a local band — even ... career took off when he found a seat next to Lightnin' Slim on a bus transporting Slim to an Excello recording session ... Slim and Lester spent the afternoon unsuccessfully trying to find him, when Lester volunteered that he could play the harmonica ...
... Never a full-time musician, Harpo had his own trucking business during the 1960s ... Harpo was buried in Mulatto Bend Cemetery in Port Allen, Louisiana ...
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