R.L. Burnside – Rollin’ and Tumbin’


A Bothered Mind

RL Burnside – Rolling and Tumbing – Track 11

13 SONGS • 39 MINUTES • AUG 17 2004

R.L. Burnside, whose full name was Robert Lee Burnside, was an American blues musician and singer-songwriter. He was born on November 23, 1926, in Lafayette County, Mississippi, and passed away on September 1, 2005.

Burnside was known for his distinctive style of Mississippi Hill Country blues, characterized by a raw and hypnotic sound. He played a significant role in keeping the traditional North Mississippi blues alive while also incorporating contemporary elements into his music.

Throughout his career, Burnside gained recognition and popularity in the blues scene, especially during the blues revival of the 1990s. He released numerous albums and worked with various musicians, collaborating with artists from different genres, such as The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

R.L. Burnside’s music often featured his powerful voice, energetic guitar playing, and unique rhythmic approach. His songs often delved into themes of everyday life, love, and the struggles faced by African Americans in the rural South.

Today, R.L. Burnside is remembered as a legendary figure in the blues genre and an influential musician who contributed to the preservation and evolution of Mississippi Hill Country blues.

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