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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Slim Harpo

1924-1970

 
 
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Inscription. 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
 
Location. 30° 26.834′ N, 91° 11.367′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Lafayette Street north of North Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana's Old State Capitol (here, next to this marker); Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 (a few steps from this marker); Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this
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marker); The Founding Of Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Merci Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marcha de Galvez (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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