R.L. Burnside

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R. L. Burnside
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Born: November 21, 1926, either Harmontown, College Hill or Blackwater Creek all of which are in the rural part of Lafayette County, Mississippi
Died: September 1, 2005, Memphis, Tennessee; buried at Free Springs Cemetery in Harmontown, MS.

His first name is given as R.L., Rural (which is on his tombstone), Robert Lee, Rule, or Ruel. His father left him early on and he grew up in his large family including his mother, grandparents and several siblings. Started playing harmonica and guitar at age 16 learning from Mississippi Fred McDowelll. R.L. credited Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins and John Lee Hooker as influences. Muddy Waters was his cousin-in-law. While living in Chicago in the late-1940's his father and two uncles were murdered in the same year which he sang about and referenced often in his songs. He returned to Mississippi and working through the 1980's as a sharecropper and a commercial fisherman selling what he caught door-to-door. He started to receive recognition in the 1990's.

Father of Garry Burnside
Father-in-law of Calvin Jackson (3)
Grandfather of Cedric Burnside
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Albums

513502 Sound Machine Groove — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Sound Machine Groove (Album) Vogue 513502 France 1981 Sell This Version
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2101 Plays And Sings The Mississippi Delta Blues — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Plays And Sings The Mississippi Delta Blues(LP, Album) Swingmaster 2101 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
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ARN 33765 Mississippi Blues  — R.L. Burnside Rural L. Burnside* Mississippi Blues (Album) Arion ARN 33765 France 1984 Sell This Version
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2111 Hill Country Blues — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Hill Country Blues (Album) Swingmaster 2111 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
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42082-2 Too Bad Jim — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Too Bad Jim (Album) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 42082-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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OLE 214-2 A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey (Album) Matador OLE 214-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
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80301-2 Mr. Wizard — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Mr. Wizard (Album) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 80301-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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MC0034 Acoustic Stories — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Acoustic Stories (Album) M.C. Records (2) MC0034 US 1997 Sell This Version
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80317-1 Come On In — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Come On In (Album) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 80317-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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GCD 9917 My Black Name A-Ringin' — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside My Black Name A-Ringin' (Album) Genes Records, Adelphi Records Inc. GCD 9917 US 1999 Sell This Version
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ESCA 8246 Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down (Album) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph ESCA 8246 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
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EICP 325 Burnside On Burnside — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Burnside On Burnside (Album) Fat Possum Records EICP 325 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
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MC 0042 Well... Well... Well — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Well... Well... Well(CD) M.C. Records (2) MC 0042 US 2001 Sell This Version
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80365-2 First Recordings — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside First Recordings (Album) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 80365-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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FP1013-1 A Bothered Mind — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside A Bothered Mind (Album) Fat Possum Records FP1013-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
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120.921 CD The King Of Hill Country Blues: Rollin' & Tumblin' — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside The King Of Hill Country Blues: Rollin' & Tumblin'(CD, Album) Wolf Records (2) 120.921 CD Austria 2010 Sell This Version
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none Long Distance Call: Europe 1982 — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Long Distance Call: Europe 1982 (Album) Fat Possum Records none US 2017 Sell This Version
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NA Introducing R.L. Burnside — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Introducing R.L. Burnside(14xFile, ALAC, Album) Fat Possum Records NA US 2021
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Singles & EPs

SFTRI 494 Georgia Women — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Georgia Women(7", Single) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI 494 US 1997 Sell This Version
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BL 31 Rollin' Tumblin' — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Rollin' Tumblin' (Maxi, Single) Fat Possum Records BL 31 US 1998 Sell This Version
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80317-1S1 Let My Baby Ride — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Let My Baby Ride(12", Promo) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 80317-1S1 US 1998 Sell This Version
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PR 1013-1 Let My Baby Ride / Pop Pop Pop Remix — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside / T-Model Ford R.L. Burnside / T-Model Ford - Let My Baby Ride / Pop Pop Pop Remix(12", Promo) Fat Possum Records PR 1013-1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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1013-2 Let My Baby Ride — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Let My Baby Ride(CD, Single) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 1013-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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Disk 02 Burnside's Darker Blues — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside Burnside's Darker Blues(CD, EP) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph Disk 02 US 2003 Sell This Version
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blm 026 The George Mitchell Collection Vol. 26 — R.L. Burnside R.L. Burnside The George Mitchell Collection Vol. 26(7") Fat Possum Records blm 026 US 2008 Sell This Version