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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Who Does It Better: Slim Harpo or John Lee Hooker

Posted by on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I had never heard Slim Harpo's version of "Boogie Chillun" till this morning. It's city as a mofo and I LOVE IT... but, it's a John Lee Hooker song, THE FIRST John Lee Hooker song I ever heard; the weight of THIS SONG runs deep for me. And here Slim "I'm a King Bee" Harpo takes it and runs, GODDAMN!! I'm falling in love all over again... (sigh)

Slim Harpo:

Now, here is the version I first heard, John Lee Hooker version.

John Lee Hooker:

I think Slim's version is ALMOST as hot. Or is it hotter? Y'all decide via this LEGALLY binding poll.

 

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slim baby. but i'll take junior wells evertime...http://youtu.be/OSscKLEvlMg
Posted by juan gabriel on February 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM · Report this

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