Slim Harpo

Shake Your Hips / Midnight Blues

Stateside : SS 527 DJ

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  • Artist: Slim Harpo
  • A Side: Shake Your Hips
  • B Side: Midnight Blues
  • Label: Stateside
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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For those of you who have dedicated their life's to amassing an enviable British Soul release 45 collection, you will not need us to remind you that this disc is one of the most elusive of all those essential Red & White Stateside Demos.

This one from 22 Jul 1966 was an instant head-turner for the MODS with Slim's signature searing harmonica, peppered with wicked drumming the perfect platform for Slim's rasping vocal to harness. Into as pumping full-on R&B floorshaker. 1966 the greatest year for British proper dance Soul/R&B to be released and this is a standout example of the period.

An utterly relentless, tour-de-force of R&B, an in-your-face battering-ram Nashville born R&B that's very hard to equal.

With the bonus of a real-deal b-side, not as wild but again underlining the very finest of the genre.

Not only extremely elusive as a red & white demo - this copy is FLAWLESS!

To relive 1966 all-night MOD gathering - click the soundfile and prepared to be moved.

Condition Report

A stunning archive copy, two clean red & white demo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Shake Your Hips

    B Side

  • Title: Midnight Blues
  • Year: 22nd July 1966
  • City: United Kingdom