I'm A King Bee

Album: The Rolling Stones (1964)

Songfacts®:

  • This was originally recorded by Blues musician Slim Harpo, who was long a favorite of Mick Jagger. The Stones faithfully reproduced Harpo's version, even including all of his spoken asides. Mick Jagger didn't understand why listeners would choose the Stones version over Harpo's. He even stated in 1968, "I mean what's the point in listening to us do 'I'm A King Bee' when you can listen to Slim Harpo doing it?" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Joel - Chicago, IL
  • Slim Harpo originally recorded this song in 1957. The Rolling Stones played it at their concerts in 1963-64 before recording it on their first album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 2

  • Susan from Waveland, MsJim Belushi does a great version on SNL too, dressed as a bee...it's a must see!
  • Harry from Truro, EnglandGreat Song ive coverd it a few times live and it seems to get the crowd going.
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