Every legendary bluesman needs a business card. This was given to me by my friend Tom the other day, and I thought I would share it. I found a cool article about Slim Harpo online by looking up the address (the house still stands). Apparently the address was to his home, which he built himself. He sounds like a man of true dignity.
“Gambler, who had left Southern University to join the Air Force, remembered coming home on leave in 1963. Slim had replaced the frame house with a brick one.
“They tore the old house down except for one room; they lived in that. He had a contractor, Juban Lumber, build a new house for eight thousand dollars.
‘It had rooms on both sides—kitchen, dining room, living room, three bedrooms, a bathroom.
‘That night when I got home I walked all around the house before I even knocked on the door. I thought I was in paradise.'”