On March 26th, the great people of Sundazed Records will be reissuing a stone cold classic, Slim Harpo's 1966 release, "Baby Scratch My Back." As Mick Jagger once said, "What's the point of listening to us doing 'I'm A King Bee' when you can hear Slim Harpo do it?" And if memory serves, when asked what song he could listen to forever, Keith Richards replied, "Slim Harpo. 'Rainin' In My Heart.'"
There is a special vibe to Harpo's brand of swamp blues that stands out from the usual fare. And I'd like to agree with both Mick and Keith, I could not only listen to "Rainin' In My Heart" everyday until I die, I prefer Harpo's versions of his songs over everyone else's, though the Stones' version of "Shake Your Hips" is pretty damn good.
This is the first ever reissue for this essential LP and Sundazed is doing it right, giving the mastering honors to the brilliant Kevin Gray over at RTI. You vinyl freaks know, that's a good thing! You're going to want this.
Pre-orders can be placed over here.