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  • R.L. Burnside: See My Jumper Hanging On the Line

    3:56

    R.L. Burnside at home in Independence, Mississippi, shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop in August, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit [02.11.07]

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  • Cedric Burnside on ‘RL Burnside’ – The Blues Kitchen Presents… Interview & Performance

    15:16

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    Cedric Burnside, from Holly Springs, North Mississippi has hill country blues running through his veins.

    His new LP, ‘Benton County Relic’ pays homage to his deep musical roots whilst simultaneously sounding like the past, the present & the future.

    The Grammy nominated musicians performs a version of 'Skinny Woman' by his late Grandfather, RL Burnside.

    Many Thanks to:

    Neon Peach Films


    Love Electric Studios


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  • RL Burnside - Someday baby feat Lyrics Born

    3:17

    A Bothered Mind
    Musical album by R. L. Burnside
    Release date: August 17, 2004
    Artist: R. L. Burnside
    Label: Fat Possum Records

    RL-Don't care how long we go,
    I'm be home in a day.
    Yah good times three men, playing pool one day,
    but someday baby, you ain't gonna trouble, for me... anymore.

    RAP-Goodbye girl better get gone Skit Gone Had a great time
    Got beat pretty good Had a good thing going Got more than you gave
    Goddamn but now I'll give it to you Girl, you got a game
    Goodbye girl better get gone Skit Gone Had a great time
    Got beat pretty good Had a good thing going Got more than you gave
    Goddamn but now I'll give it to you Girl, you got a game

    RL-Just keep on betting,
    any day it's gonna pay
    yah hold on darling you're leaving to fast,
    but someday baby, you ain't gonna trouble, for me... anymore.

    RAP-Goodbye girl better get gone Skit Gone Had a great time
    Got beat pretty good Had a good thing going Got more than you gave
    Goddamn but now I'll give it to you Girl, you got a game
    Goodbye girl better get gone Skit Gone Had a great time
    Got beat pretty good Had a good thing going Got more than you gave
    Goddamn but now I'll give it to you Girl, you got a game

    RL-Yeah goodbye baby, better close that door,
    once you've found love, you can't stay long,
    but someday baby, you ain't gonna trouble, for me... anymore.

    but someday baby, you ain't gonna trouble, for me... anymore.

    RAP-Goodbye girl better get gone Skit Gone Had a great time
    Got beat pretty good Had a good thing going Got more than you gave
    Goddamn but now I'll give it to you Girl, you got a game
    Goodbye girl better get gone Skit Gone Had a great time
    Got beat pretty good Had a good thing going Got more than you gave
    Goddamn but now I'll give it to you Girl, you got a game

  • R.L. Burnside: Burnsides Blues

    3:45

    R.L. Burnside at home in Independence, Mississippi, shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop in August, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit [02.11.08 3-13]

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  • R. L. Burnside - Rollin and Tumblin

    5:01

    1998 french Tv show-

  • Goin Down South

    3:12

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Goin' Down South · R.L. Burnside

    A Bothered Mind


    ℗ 2004 Fat Possum Records
    ℗ 2004 Fat Possum Records, LLC

    Released on: 2004-08-17

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • R.L. Burnside and family: Boogie instrumental

    4:22

    R.L. Burnside with family at home in Independence, Mississippi, shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop in August, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit [02.11.10]

  • R.L. Burnside - Mississippi Hill Country Blues - Full Album

    56:30

    Released in 2001.

    Track listing:

    Miss Maybelle - 0:00
    House Up On The Hill - 2:17
    Gone So Long - 5:01
    Skinny Woman - 8:20
    See What My Buddy Done - 10:41
    Don't Care How Long You're Gone - 13:49
    Lost Without Your Love - 16:09
    Shake 'Em On Down - 19:20
    Bad Luck And Trouble - 22:06
    Just Like A Woman - 25:45
    Greyhound Bus Station - 28:29
    Crying Won't Make Me Stay - 32:11
    Rolling And Tumbling (Harmonica – Red Ramsey) - 35:09
    Mellow Peaches - 37:50
    I Believe - 40:46
    Poor Boy - 43:10
    Jumper On The Line - 46:08
    Poor Black Mattie - 48:55
    Long Haired Donkey - 51:46

  • Let My Baby Ride

    3:01

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Let My Baby Ride · R.L. Burnside

    Come on In

    ℗ 1998 Fat Possum Records
    ℗ 1998 Fat Possum Records, LLC

    Released on: 1998-08-11

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • R.L.Burnside - its bad you know

    4:43

    from the 'come on in' album

  • RL Burnside - A Bothered Mind

    39:37

    Album : A Bothered Mind (2004, full album)

  • R.L. Burnside-Let My Baby Ride from Come on In

    3:00

    R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 -- September 1, 2005), born Robert Lee Burnside, was a North Mississippi hill country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, Mississippi. He played music for much of his life, but did not receive much attention until the early 1990s. In the latter half of the 1990s, Burnside repeatedly recorded with Jon Spencer, garnering crossover appeal and introducing his music to a new fanbase within the underground garage rock scene.

    One commentator noted that Burnside, along with Big Jack Johnson, Paul Wine Jones, Roosevelt Booba Barnes and James Super Chikan Johnson, were present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound.

    Burnside was born in Harmontown, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. He spent most of his life in North Mississippi, working as a sharecropper and a commercial fisherman, as well as playing guitar in Juke Joints and bars. He was first inspired to pick up the guitar in his early twenties, after hearing the 1948 John Lee Hooker single, Boogie Chillen (which inspired numerous other rural bluesmen, among them Buddy Guy, to start playing). He learned music largely from Mississippi Fred McDowell, who lived nearby in an adjoining county. He also cited his cousin-in-law, Muddy Waters, as an influence.

    Burnside grew tired of sharecropping and moved to Chicago in 1944 in the hope of finding better economic opportunities. He did find jobs at metal and glass factories, had the company of Muddy Waters and married Alice Mae in 1949, but things did not turn out as he had hoped. Within the span of one year his father, two brothers, and uncle were all murdered in the city, a tragedy that Burnside would later draw upon in his work, particularly in his interpretation of Skip James's Hard Time Killing Floor and the talking blues R.L.'s Story, the opening and closing tracks on Burnside's 2000 album, Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down.

    Around 1959, he left Chicago and went back to Mississippi to work the farms and raise a family. He killed a man at a dice game and was convicted of murder and sentenced to six months' incarceration (in Parchman Prison). Burnside's boss at the time reputedly pulled strings to keep the murder sentence short, due to having need of Burnside's skills as a tractor driver. Burnside later said I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord.

    His earliest recordings were made in the late 1960s by George Mitchell and released on Arhoolie Records. Another album of acoustic material was recorded that year and little else was released before Hill Country Blues, in the early 1980s. Recorded between 1980 and 1984 by Leo Bruin in Groningen, Netherlands. An album's worth of singles followed, released on ethnomusicology professor Dr. David Evans' High Water record label in Memphis, Tennessee.

    In the 1990s, he appeared in the film Deep Blues and began recording for the Oxford, Mississippi, label Fat Possum Records. Founded by Living Blues magazine editor Peter Redvers-Lee and Matthew Johnson, the label was dedicated to recording ageing North Mississippi bluesmen such as Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

    Burnside remained with Fat Possum from that time until his death, and he usually performed with his friend and understudy, the slide guitarist Kenny Brown, with whom he began playing in 1971 and claimed as his adopted son.

    In the mid 1990s, Burnside attracted the attention of Jon Spencer, the leader of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, touring and recording with this group and gaining a new audience in the process.

    Burnside's 1996 album A Ass Pocket of Whiskey (recorded with Jon Spencer) gained massive critical acclaim, earning praise from music legends Bono and Iggy Pop.

    After the death of Kimbrough and the burning of Kimbrough's juke joint in Chulahoma, Mississippi, Burnside quit recording studio material for Fat Possum, though he did continue to tour. After a heart attack in 2001, Burnside's doctor advised him to stop drinking; Burnside did, but he reported that change left him unable to play.

    Members of his large extended family continue to play blues in the Holly Springs area: grandson Cedric Burnside tours with Kenny Brown and most recently with Steve 'Lightnin' Malcolm as part of the 'Juke Joint Duo', while his son Duwayne Burnside has played guitar with the North Mississippi Allstars (Polaris; Hill Country Revue with R. L. Burnside). In 2004, the Burnside sons opened Burnside Blues Cafe, located 30 miles southeast of Memphis at the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and Mississippi Highway 7 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

    Burnside had been in declining health since heart surgery in 1999. He died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on September 1, 2005 at the age of 78

  • Someday Baby

    3:17

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Someday Baby · R.L. Burnside

    A Bothered Mind


    ℗ 2004 Fat Possum Records
    ℗ 2004 Fat Possum Records, LLC

    Released on: 2004-08-17

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • R.L. Burnside - Poor Black Mattie

    2:52

    R.L. Burnside, Mississippi bluesman from the Hill Country, performing Poor Black Mattie in 1984. Harmonica player Johnny Woods can also be seen.

  • RL Burnside - Let My Baby Ride

    3:18

  • RL Burnside - 44 Pistol

    2:59

    RL Burnside doing his version of .44 blues that was written by Roosevelt Sykes. The videos not that great, just wanted to share the song since it's not on youtube.

  • R.L. Burnside: Poor Boy A Long Way From Home

    3:20

    R.L. Burnside at home in Independence, Mississippi, shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop in August 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit [02.11.06]

  • R L BURNSIDE - See My Jumper Hanging On the Line

    2:46

  • R.L. Burnside - Going Down South

    1:50

    Classic R.L. Burnside. From You See Me Laughin', a documentary by Mandy Stein about Fat Possum records' artists.

  • R.L. Burnsides sons hambone

    2:14

    R.L. Burnside's sons — Duwayne, Dexter, and Michael Joe — hamboning at home in Independence, Mississippi, shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop in August, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit [02.11.09]

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  • R.L. Burnside live in a pub in Amsterdam in 1993

    53:15

    This live performance of hill country blues legend R.L. Burnside was recorded by Dutch J. den Hollander on November 22th 1993. Burnside was invited to play there by Ko de Korte who travelled in 1989 to the Mississippi Delta with his blues friend Tom Haarsma to record RURAL BLUES, which can be viewed here: vimeo.com/109335731

  • R L Burnside Bad Luck City

    6:35

    Album: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down ~ R. L. Burnside (October 24, 2000)
    Label: Fat Possum Records

    Guitar, Bass -- John Porter Loops -- Brad Cook, Iki Levy Organ [Wurlitzer] -- Tommy Eyre Scratches -- DJ Swamp Synthesizer -- Andy Kaulkin Written-By -- J. Puckett, J. Lewis Written-By, Vocals -- R.L. Burnside

  • Alice Mae

    3:32

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Alice Mae · R.L. Burnside

    Mr. Wizard


    ℗ 1997 Fat Possum Records
    ℗ 1997 Mocking Bird Music

    Released on: 1997-03-11

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • R.L. Burnside Mississippi Blues

    2:37

    R.L. Burnside teaching a friend one of his superb modal blues

  • R.L. Burnside - Goin Down South

    4:50

    R.L. Burnside - An Ass Pocket of Whiskey - Goin Down South

  • R.L. Burnside Lesson - See My Jumper On The Line - Blues Legend #3

    9:37

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  • Gone so Long

    3:21

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Gone so Long · R.L. Burnside

    Mississippi Hill Country Blues

    ℗ 1984 & 1985 Swingmaster. Under exclusive license to Fat Possum Records LLC
    ℗ 2001 Big Legal Mess

    Released on: 2000-07-11

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • R L Burnside - Got Messed Up

    5:07

    R. L. Burnside
    Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
    (October 24, 2000) Label: Fat Possum Records

  • My Name Is Robert Too

    2:44

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    My Name Is Robert Too · R.L. Burnside

    A Bothered Mind


    ℗ 2004 Fat Possum Records
    ℗ 2004 Fat Possum Records, LLC

    Released on: 2004-08-17

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • R L Burnside - Shake em On Down

    4:52

    RL Burnside was a gifted musician, songwriter, and storyteller from Northwestern Mississippi. For some he was at his best with just his guitar and a mic, talking and playing, and giving the audience a real taste of old time blues. For other's it was the consumate guitarist, that delivers hot electric blues with in an unabashed free for all style that is RL Burnside's signature.

  • R.L. Burnside - Poor Black Mattie

    1:50

    R.L. Burnside plays Poor Black Mattie in Holly Springs, Mississippi and talks about playing the blues with Mssissippi Fred McDowell

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  • R.L. Burnside Miss Maybelle live on Conan

    3:52

    RL Burnside on Conan.

  • RL Burnside - Stack-O-Lee

    5:03

    In Black Snake Moan Samuel Jackson sings a unique version of Stack-O-Lee. R.L. Burnside used to sing a similar version.

  • Johnny Woods & R. L. Burnside - Telephone Blues

    5:38

    Mississippi Hill Country Blues

  • Big Joe Louis on R.L Burnside. The Blues Kitchen presents... Live Session & Interview

    14:39

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    Big Joe Louis is a very long term friend of The Blues Kitchen.

    Originally from Jamaica, Big Joe Louis moved to London in the 1970's. He's since played with everyone from Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green, David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Homesick James and even R.L Burnside.

    With a shared love of R.L Burnside's recordings, we sit down to discuss Big Joe playing with the notorious blues man in the 1990's.

    As is customary in this series, Big Joe Louis performs his very own version of R.L's 'See My Jumper Hanging On The Line'.

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  • R.L. Burnside - When My First Wife Left Me

    3:34

    Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside performing When My First Wife Left Me, in 1984. Offstage comments by Johnny Woods.

  • Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcolm - R. L. Burnside

    3:35

    Tribute to the late bluesman R. L. Burnside by his grandson Cedric who played drums with him for many years. Lightnin' Malcolm also played with R. L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and many other blues artists from the hill country of Mississippi. The annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival was founded by the late Alabama bluesman Willie King and continues in his memory in rural Pickens County Alabama.

  • R.L. Burnside

    2:55

    RL with Dave Stewart.
    RL, a very great country blues man teaching D. Stewart how to tune and play that art.
    And Stewart posing like an idio*.
    God bless R.L. Burnside , Junior Kimbrough, and the recently passed, the very very sweet Jessie Mae Hemphill. I'll miss you Jessie Mae!!

  • R.L. Burnsides wood-chopping holler

    1:51

    R.L. Burnside chops wood and sings a holler at his farm in Independence, Mississippi. Shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop, August 28, 1978. For more videos from the American Patchwork fieldwork and information about Alan Lomax and his collections, visit: [02.11.04]

  • R.L. Burnside - Dont Stop Honey

    4:13

  • R.L. Burnside - Poor Black Mattie

    2:09

    The George Mitchell Collection Vol. 26 :

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  • R.L. Burnside-Heat from Come on In

    5:08

    R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 -- September 1, 2005), born Robert Lee Burnside, was a North Mississippi hill country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, Mississippi. He played music for much of his life, but did not receive much attention until the early 1990s. In the latter half of the 1990s, Burnside repeatedly recorded with Jon Spencer, garnering crossover appeal and introducing his music to a new fanbase within the underground garage rock scene.

    One commentator noted that Burnside, along with Big Jack Johnson, Paul Wine Jones, Roosevelt Booba Barnes and James Super Chikan Johnson, were present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound.

    Burnside was born in Harmontown, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. He spent most of his life in North Mississippi, working as a sharecropper and a commercial fisherman, as well as playing guitar in Juke Joints and bars. He was first inspired to pick up the guitar in his early twenties, after hearing the 1948 John Lee Hooker single, Boogie Chillen (which inspired numerous other rural bluesmen, among them Buddy Guy, to start playing). He learned music largely from Mississippi Fred McDowell, who lived nearby in an adjoining county. He also cited his cousin-in-law, Muddy Waters, as an influence.

    Burnside grew tired of sharecropping and moved to Chicago in 1944 in the hope of finding better economic opportunities. He did find jobs at metal and glass factories, had the company of Muddy Waters and married Alice Mae in 1949, but things did not turn out as he had hoped. Within the span of one year his father, two brothers, and uncle were all murdered in the city, a tragedy that Burnside would later draw upon in his work, particularly in his interpretation of Skip James's Hard Time Killing Floor and the talking blues R.L.'s Story, the opening and closing tracks on Burnside's 2000 album, Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down.

    Around 1959, he left Chicago and went back to Mississippi to work the farms and raise a family. He killed a man at a dice game and was convicted of murder and sentenced to six months' incarceration (in Parchman Prison). Burnside's boss at the time reputedly pulled strings to keep the murder sentence short, due to having need of Burnside's skills as a tractor driver. Burnside later said I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord.

    His earliest recordings were made in the late 1960s by George Mitchell and released on Arhoolie Records. Another album of acoustic material was recorded that year and little else was released before Hill Country Blues, in the early 1980s. Recorded between 1980 and 1984 by Leo Bruin in Groningen, Netherlands. An album's worth of singles followed, released on ethnomusicology professor Dr. David Evans' High Water record label in Memphis, Tennessee.

    In the 1990s, he appeared in the film Deep Blues and began recording for the Oxford, Mississippi, label Fat Possum Records. Founded by Living Blues magazine editor Peter Redvers-Lee and Matthew Johnson, the label was dedicated to recording ageing North Mississippi bluesmen such as Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

    Burnside remained with Fat Possum from that time until his death, and he usually performed with his friend and understudy, the slide guitarist Kenny Brown, with whom he began playing in 1971 and claimed as his adopted son.

    In the mid 1990s, Burnside attracted the attention of Jon Spencer, the leader of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, touring and recording with this group and gaining a new audience in the process.

    Burnside's 1996 album A Ass Pocket of Whiskey (recorded with Jon Spencer) gained massive critical acclaim, earning praise from music legends Bono and Iggy Pop.

    After the death of Kimbrough and the burning of Kimbrough's juke joint in Chulahoma, Mississippi, Burnside quit recording studio material for Fat Possum, though he did continue to tour. After a heart attack in 2001, Burnside's doctor advised him to stop drinking; Burnside did, but he reported that change left him unable to play.

    Members of his large extended family continue to play blues in the Holly Springs area: grandson Cedric Burnside tours with Kenny Brown and most recently with Steve 'Lightnin' Malcolm as part of the 'Juke Joint Duo', while his son Duwayne Burnside has played guitar with the North Mississippi Allstars (Polaris; Hill Country Revue with R. L. Burnside). In 2004, the Burnside sons opened Burnside Blues Cafe, located 30 miles southeast of Memphis at the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and Mississippi Highway 7 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

    Burnside had been in declining health since heart surgery in 1999. He died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on September 1, 2005 at the age of 78

  • You See Me Laughin: the last of the hill country bluesmen

    1:17:21

    You See Me Laughin' is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the hill country bluesmen who've kept their music alive on the back porches and in the tiny juke joints of the Mississippi backwoods.

    Director: Mandy Stein
    Stars: R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Cedell Davis, T Model Ford, Bono (U2), Iggy Pop.

  • R.L. Burnside-Its Bad You Know from Come on In

    4:58

    R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 -- September 1, 2005), born Robert Lee Burnside, was a North Mississippi hill country blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, Mississippi. He played music for much of his life, but did not receive much attention until the early 1990s. In the latter half of the 1990s, Burnside repeatedly recorded with Jon Spencer, garnering crossover appeal and introducing his music to a new fanbase within the underground garage rock scene.

    One commentator noted that Burnside, along with Big Jack Johnson, Paul Wine Jones, Roosevelt Booba Barnes and James Super Chikan Johnson, were present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound.

    Burnside was born in Harmontown, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. He spent most of his life in North Mississippi, working as a sharecropper and a commercial fisherman, as well as playing guitar in Juke Joints and bars. He was first inspired to pick up the guitar in his early twenties, after hearing the 1948 John Lee Hooker single, Boogie Chillen (which inspired numerous other rural bluesmen, among them Buddy Guy, to start playing). He learned music largely from Mississippi Fred McDowell, who lived nearby in an adjoining county. He also cited his cousin-in-law, Muddy Waters, as an influence.

    Burnside grew tired of sharecropping and moved to Chicago in 1944 in the hope of finding better economic opportunities. He did find jobs at metal and glass factories, had the company of Muddy Waters and married Alice Mae in 1949, but things did not turn out as he had hoped. Within the span of one year his father, two brothers, and uncle were all murdered in the city, a tragedy that Burnside would later draw upon in his work, particularly in his interpretation of Skip James's Hard Time Killing Floor and the talking blues R.L.'s Story, the opening and closing tracks on Burnside's 2000 album, Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down.

    Around 1959, he left Chicago and went back to Mississippi to work the farms and raise a family. He killed a man at a dice game and was convicted of murder and sentenced to six months' incarceration (in Parchman Prison). Burnside's boss at the time reputedly pulled strings to keep the murder sentence short, due to having need of Burnside's skills as a tractor driver. Burnside later said I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord.

    His earliest recordings were made in the late 1960s by George Mitchell and released on Arhoolie Records. Another album of acoustic material was recorded that year and little else was released before Hill Country Blues, in the early 1980s. Recorded between 1980 and 1984 by Leo Bruin in Groningen, Netherlands. An album's worth of singles followed, released on ethnomusicology professor Dr. David Evans' High Water record label in Memphis, Tennessee.

    In the 1990s, he appeared in the film Deep Blues and began recording for the Oxford, Mississippi, label Fat Possum Records. Founded by Living Blues magazine editor Peter Redvers-Lee and Matthew Johnson, the label was dedicated to recording ageing North Mississippi bluesmen such as Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

    Burnside remained with Fat Possum from that time until his death, and he usually performed with his friend and understudy, the slide guitarist Kenny Brown, with whom he began playing in 1971 and claimed as his adopted son.

    In the mid 1990s, Burnside attracted the attention of Jon Spencer, the leader of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, touring and recording with this group and gaining a new audience in the process.

    Burnside's 1996 album A Ass Pocket of Whiskey (recorded with Jon Spencer) gained massive critical acclaim, earning praise from music legends Bono and Iggy Pop.

    After the death of Kimbrough and the burning of Kimbrough's juke joint in Chulahoma, Mississippi, Burnside quit recording studio material for Fat Possum, though he did continue to tour. After a heart attack in 2001, Burnside's doctor advised him to stop drinking; Burnside did, but he reported that change left him unable to play.

    Members of his large extended family continue to play blues in the Holly Springs area: grandson Cedric Burnside tours with Kenny Brown and most recently with Steve 'Lightnin' Malcolm as part of the 'Juke Joint Duo', while his son Duwayne Burnside has played guitar with the North Mississippi Allstars (Polaris; Hill Country Revue with R. L. Burnside). In 2004, the Burnside sons opened Burnside Blues Cafe, located 30 miles southeast of Memphis at the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and Mississippi Highway 7 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

    Burnside had been in declining health since heart surgery in 1999. He died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on September 1, 2005 at the age of 78

  • R.L. Burnside - Chain of Fools

    3:46

    Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

  • RL Burnside - Shake Em On Down

    4:30

    RL Burnside in Bergen Norway. John Schooley plays slide guitar. Cedric is on drums.

  • RL Burnside - Skinny Woman acoustic

    2:10

    my take on the acoustic guitar of this hill country blues gem

  • RL Burnside Peaches Lesson by Bluesboy Jag

    8:35

    order your cigar box guitar here:

  • R.L. Burnside - Come On In

    1:49

    Artist: R.L. Burnside
    Title: Come On In
    Album: First Recordings (1968)

    delta blues

  • Its Bad You Know- R.L Burnside

    4:44

    Taken From the CD Album: The Sopranos
    Ripped @ 16bit/44.1kbps

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