Early work from RL Burnside
– Mississippi country blues, recorded by David Evans during a few trips to Memphis in 1979 and 1980 – and pretty monumental stuff overall! The sides are billed as the first-ever recordings of RL
playing electric guitar – and also the first non-solo recordings of Burnside
as well – working here with a bit of additional bass and guitar from family members Joseph and Daniel Burnside
, plus some drums from Calvin Jackson. Titles are a mix of traditional numbers and Burnside
originals – and we'd easily argue that this set blues away most of the later work that RL
recorded as a darling of the indie rock world. Titles include "Rolling &Tumbling", "Long Haired Doney", "Sitting On Top Of The World", "Begged For A Nickel", "Sound Machine Groove", "Searching For My Baby", "Shake, Little Baby", and "Can't Let You Go".
(Limited edition of 500!)