The “only complete biography” of Baton Rouge blues legend Slim Harpo is being published by LSU Press. “Slim Harpo – Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge” is now available.
“As Louis Armstrong forever tethered jazz to New Orleans and Clifton Chenier fixed Lafayette as home to zydeco, Slim Harpo established Baton Rouge as a base for the blues,” according to the LSU Press website.
The book focuses on Harpo’s legacy as well as his work in the independent recording business.
Photo courtesy of LSU Press.