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Rolling Stone – Hip Shake

In answer to Sir Mick’s 1964 question below…a good reason to listen to a cover of Slim Harpo is The Rolling Stones’ knack for interpreting blues tracks.

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Slim Harpo – Shake Your Hips

“Shake Your Hips” by Lobdell, Louisiana’s Slim Harpo (né James Moore) for Excello Records in 1966 was covered by The Rolling Stones on Exile on Main Street as “Hip Shake.” The groove later resurfaced on ZZ Top’s hit “La Grange.” Said Mick Jagger of the Stones when they were covering Slim in 1964: “What’s the point in listening to us doing ‘I’m a King Bee’ when you can hear Slim Harpo do it ?”

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