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R.L. Burnside

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Born: November 23, 1926 | Died: September 1, 2005    Primary Instrument: Guitar

R.L. Burnside - Blues Singer, guitarist (1926 - 2005)

Hailing from the hill country of northern Mississippi, R.L. Burnside was a genuine exponent of the droning, rhythmic guitar style characterized by its vigorous performance.

R.L. Burnside was born in Layfayette County, near Oxford, Mississippi in 1926. As a young man R.L. moved North into the neighboring Marshall County and began sharecropping. Inspired by John Lee Hooker's '50s hit “Boogie Chillun',” R.L. began singing blues and playing guitar. In addition to the Hooker 45 rpm there were other local forces that influenced R.L as well, such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Ranie Burnette....
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Featured recording “Burnside On Burnside”

Burnside On Burnside
Fat Possum Records (2001)

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