Baby, Scratch My Back (Slim Harpo)

25 MARCH 1966


Slim Harpo's single 'Baby, Scratch My Back' was at its peak position of #16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also reached #1 on the R&B chart. This was Slim's biggest hit.

He was a Louisiana blues musician, born in 1924, and he played in the distinctive 'swamp blues' style, and there is a lot about this song that sounds like the later 'swamp rock' of Credence Clearwater Revival, who in 1966 had not yet achieved success.

Although he was clean-living, Slim died of a heart attack at the age of 46.

B-side: 'I'm Gonna Miss You (Like The Devil)'
Released: 1965
Highest chart position: #16 (US)
Recorded: J.D. Miller Studio, Crowley, Louisiana, 1965
Length: 2:47
Label: Excello (Cat. no. 2273)
Writer: James Moore aka Slim Harpo
Producer: J.D. Miller

'Baby, Scratch My Back' (Slim Harpo)