Runtime: 90 minutes

Directors: John S. Zaffuto and Johnny Palazzotto


This new documentary film is told my James "Slim Harpo" Moore himself, via a super-rare 1968 interview with Susan Cassidy Clark at Steve Paul's Scene in NYC. His wife Lovell, his stepson William Gambler, and his original King Bee bandmates James Johnson, Rudy Richard and Jesse Kinchen also tell the story with the original King Bee. Harpo fans Dr. John, Ray Davies, Delbert McClinton, and Jimmie Vaughan also appear in the film. Slim Harpo (1924-1970) was a Grammy Hall of Famer from Baton Rouge and a leading example of the "swamp blues" style. The singer/guitarist/harmonica player is perhaps best remembered for hits like "I'm a King Bee" (1957), "Rainin' in My Heart" (1961), and "Baby Scratch My Back" (1966). Over 250 artists have recorded his music, including The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd, Otis Redding, the Who, Hank Williams, Jr., and many more. This is the film's Clarksdale premiere, featuring the filmmakers John S. Zaffuto and Johnny Palazzotto.