SLIM HARPO, aka James Moore, hit pay dirt with his debut solo 45 for Excello Records in 1957. "I'm A king Bee" was originally released earlier the same year as the B-side but was quickly identified as the more popular track. The Rolling Stones covered it for their debut album in 1964 and the song finally received a Grammy, for historical significance, in 2008. The 'other' side, "I Got Love If You Want It", is also of great significance. Mod icon Peter Meaden famously reinvented it as "The Face" for the inaugral single of his fledgling band The Who, rebranded as The High Numbers.
|I GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT / I'M A KING BEE