Baby Scratch My Back

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"Baby Scratch My Back"
Single by Slim Harpo
B-side "I'm Gonna Miss You (Like The Devil)"
Released 1965 (1965)
Format 7" 45 rpm record
Recorded J. D. Miller Studio, Crowley, Louisiana
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 2:47
Label Excello (Cat. no. 2273)
Writer(s) James Moore aka Slim Harpo
Producer(s) J. D. Miller

"Baby Scratch My Back" is a 1966 R&B song by blues singer, Slim Harpo. The single was Slim Harpo's only #1 on the soul singles chart where it stayed for two weeks. "Baby Scratch My Back" also crossed over to the Top 40 and was Harpo's most commercially successful single.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 1
Preceded by
"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" by Stevie Wonder
Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles number-one single
February 26 – March 5, 1966
Succeeded by
"634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" by Wilson Pickett


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 245.