R.L. Burnside

R.L. Burnside

R.L. Burnside


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  • Well, Well, Well
  • July 2021
  • 14 Songs

Top Songs

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Georgia Women
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It's Bad You Know
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Old Black Mattie
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Shake 'Em on DownE
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Snake Drive


  • Introducing R.L. Burnside

    May 2021 • 14 songs

  • Acoustic Stories

    Dec 2020 • 11 songs

  • Long Distance Call

    Jan 2019 • 11 songs

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R.L. Burnside


North Mississippi guitarist R.L. Burnside was one of the paragons of state-of-the-art Delta juke joint blues. The guitarist, singer and songwriter was born November 23, 1926 in Oxford, MS, and made his home in Holly Springs, in the hill country above the Delta. He lived most of his life in the Mississippi hill country, which, unlike the Delta region, consists mainly of a lot of small farms. He learned his music from his neighbor, Fred McDowell, and the highly rhythmic style that Burnside plays is evident in McDowell's recording as well. Despite the otherworldly country-blues s...

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