R.L. Burnside

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Not to be confused with R. H. Burnside, stage director.

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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Too Bad Jim R.L. Burnside 4 3
1996 A Ass Pocket of Whiskey R.L. Burnside 5 2
1997 Mr. Wizard R.L. Burnside 2
1997 Sound Machine Groove R.L. Burnside 1
1997 Acoustic Stories R.L. Burnside 1
1997 Mississippi Blues R.L. Burnside 1
1998 Come on In R.L. Burnside 2
1999 My Black Name A-Ringin' R.L. Burnside 1
2000 Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down R.L. Burnside 4 3
2004 A Bothered Mind R.L. Burnside 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Mississippi Hill Country Blues R.L. Burnside 2
2000 Going Down South R.L. Burnside / Ranie Burnette / Johnny Woods 1
2001 Well ... Well ... Well R.L. Burnside 1
2003 No Monkeys on This Train R.L. Burnside 1
2003 First Recordings R.L. Burnside 2
2010 Rollin' & Tumblin' R.L. Burnside 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Burnside on Burnside R.L. Burnside 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Rollin' Tumblin' R.L. Burnside 1

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