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Louisiana Premiere of “The Original King Bee”
Johnny Palazzotto and Steve Zaffuto’s long-anticipated full-length documentary on blues star and Grammy Hall of Famer Slim Harpo will finally make its Louisiana premiere this month at the Manship Theatre. The film includes a never-before-heard audio interview with James Moore, the singer, harmonica player, and guitarist known as Slim Harpo—which was conducted in 1968 in New York City by music journalist Susan Cassidy Clark. Also featured are interviews with Moore’s original King Bees band members, his wife, manager, and co-songwriter Lovell Moore Casey, and stepson William Gambler. Appearances by Harpo fans Dr. John, Ray Davies, Delbert McClinton, and Jimmie Vaughan are to be looked forward, too—as well as an opening sequence highlighting the over 250 artists who have recorded Moore’s music, including the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd, Otis Redding, the Who, Hank Williams, Jr., and many more. 7:30 pm. $12. manshiptheatre.org.
100 Lafayette Street