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First Recordings (Side)


Download links and information about First Recordings (Side) by R. L. Burnside. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Blues, Country, Acoustic genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 37:09 minutes.

Artist: R. L. Burnside
Release date: 2003
Genre: Blues, Country, Acoustic
Tracks: 14
Duration: 37:09
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No. Title Length
1. Just Like a Bird Without a Feather 3:09
2. Goin' Down South 2:34
3. Come On In 1:49
4. Little Babe 2:23
5. Rollin' and Tumblin' 3:19
6. Jumper On the Line 2:34
7. Skinny Woman 2:09
8. Poor Black Mattie 2:06
9. Long Haired Doney 2:47
10. Peaches 2:52
11. Walkin' Blues 3:25
12. Hobo Blues 2:27
13. My Time Ain't Long 2:20
14. Sat Down On My Bed and Cried 3:15



George Mitchell’s jaw was on the floor when he first recorded R.L. Burnside in Coldwater, Mississippi, on a sweltering night in August of 1967. Mitchell had already recorded several established musicians in the area (Will Shade, Furry Lewis, Fred McDowell) when a friend of Burnside’s — the harmonica player Johnny Woods — told Mitchell about Burnside. First Recordings reveals a musician playing and singing in a hypnotic, cyclical style that contained elements of McDowell and John Lee Hooker, but was unlike anything anyone had ever heard outside the micro-locale of North Mississippi. The complex repetitive motions he unleashes on self-possessed numbers like “Jumper On the Line,” “Long Haired Doney,” and “Goin’ Down South” give Burnside a power and a presence befitting a full band, and he never — ever — misses a beat. Mitchell’s 1967 session would mark the beginning of a long and fruitful career. First Recordings not only captures a master in his prime, but preserves that moment of jaw-dropping discovery when the immense power of an unknown musician first touched foreign ears.