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R L Burnside – First Recordings

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Robert Lee Burnside, known as R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 – September 1, 2005) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He played music for much of his life but received little recognition before the early 1990s. In the latter half of the decade, Burnside recorded and toured with Jon Spencer, garnering crossover appeal and introducing his music to a new fan base in the punk and garage rock scene.

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The raw, powerful, authentic delta blues emanating from Mississippi’s living legend R.L. Burnside on First Recordings will please blues purists and audiophiles alike. Recorded in 1968 by George Mitchell utilizing “a portable $168 recorder, a shack and lots of cheap rum,” Burnside’s dynamic voice, foot stomp, acoustic guitar encapsulate the emerging mastery of a voice unmarked by 35 years of Northern Mississippi hard living.

1. Just Like a Bird Without a Feather
2. Goin’ Down South
3. Come On In
4. Little Babe
5. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
6. Jumper On the Line
7. Skinny Woman
1. Poor Black Mattie
2. Long Haired Doney
3. Peaches
4. Walkin’ Blues
5. Hobo Blues
6. My Time Ain’t Long
7. Sat Down on My Bed and Cried


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm