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Slim Harpo(Clarksdale, MS) – Join award-winning blues historian Martin Hawkins, author of Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge, for a booksigning and Q&A at the Delta Blues Museum on November 1st at 1 pm.

Presenting the only complete biography of Harpo, Hawkins traces Harpo’s rural upbringing in the South, his professional development fostered by the local music scene, and his national success with R&B hits like “Rainin’ in My Heart,” “Baby Scratch My Back,” and “I’m A King Bee,” among others.

Martin Hawkins is the author of A Shot in the Dark – Making Records in Nashville 1945-1955, co-author of Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the writer of some four hundred magazine articles, LP sleeve notes and CD booklets stretching back to 1971. During the 1970s and since, he issued more of Sun Records’ music than anyone knew existed, mainly on Charly, Spotlight (Sonet), Bear Family and other pioneering reissue labels. He also spent years researching the Complete Meteor hillbilly and rockabilly recordings for Ace Records; and decades producing two 8-CD boxed sets of early post-war Nashville record labels and a book, published in 2006, all titled A Shot in the Dark.

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