Thursday, September 01, 2005

R.L. Burnside, 1926-2005

Blues legend R.L. Burnside died early today in Memphis. He was 78. Posted by Picasa

Born and raised in the Mississippi hill country, Burnside made a living as a farmer and a fisherman until the mid 1980's. Despite his relative late-coming to recording and touring professionally, he released fifteen albums and appeared as a player on numerous others. His final release was last year's A Bothered Mind (Fat Possum). More here.

from Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down (2000, Fat Possum): Title Track (MP3)

from Mr. Wizard (1997, Fat Possum): You Gotta Move (MP3)


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