Slim Harpo Historical

Slim Harpo Historical (HM1TL3)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70801 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 26.834', W 91° 11.367'

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Louisiana native, James Moore, was considered the point man of the 1950's Swamp Blues movement. Dubbed Slim Harpo by his wife, he sang in a laid-back style and was a master of the blues harmonica. Although he started out playing juke joints, parties and picnics as a teenager, Slim eventually enjoyed national success with a string of popular R&B hits while recording for Excello Records, including "Baby, Scratch My Back." "Rainin' in My Heart," "Buzzin'," and "Little Queen Bee." As proof of his mass appeal, many of his songs were adapted by country, Cajun, and rock & roll musicians such as the Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds.

Image courtesy of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation
HM NumberHM1TL3
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Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 673849 N 3369736
Decimal Degrees30.44723333, -91.18945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.834', W 91° 11.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 50.04" N, 91° 11' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)225, 337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge LA 70801, US
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