Baton Rouge bluesman Kenny Neal was 13 years old when he joined his father’s band. His father was Raful Neal, a friend and contemporary to Buddy Guy and Slim Harpo.
By the age of 17, Kenny was backing Buddy Guy on bass.
Now 50, Kenny Neal is the patriarch of the Neal family, a bona fide musical dynasty.
Which brings us to today’s FREE MP3: “Baby Bee,” from Kenny Neal’s 2005 CD “A Tribute to Slim Harpo and Raful Neal.”
This album was conceived as a salute to Slim, with Raful doing the singing. But after the project was finished, Raful Neal died. So the album now serves as a dual tribute.
Click here to hear “Baby Bee” on my Vox blog. Click the song title below to download it.
“Baby Bee” (MP3)
Album available at Amazon