R.L.   B U R N S I D E; source: High Water / Hightone
HMG CD 6501 notes
source: High Water / Hightone HMG CD 6501 notes
photographer ???

R.L. Burnside
Robert Lee Burnside
b. November 23, 1926 in Harmontown, Lafayette County, Mississippi
d. September 1, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee

discography
R.L.   B U R N S I D E; source: front cover of Fat Possum 80341
source: front cover of Fat Possum 80341
photographer ???

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

R.L. Burnside 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11969Mississippi Delta Blues - Vol. 2

R. L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie #
- Long Haired Doney #
- Going Down South #
- Skinny Woman #
- I's Be Troubled #
- Catfish Blues #
Rosa Lee Hill
- Pork And Beans

Joe Callicott
- Lonesome Katy Blues $*
- Come Home To Me Baby $*
- Fare You Well Baby Blues $*
- Country Blues $
- Laughing To Keep From Crying $*
- Love Me Baby Blues $* (= France Chance)


Arhoolie CD 402 bonus tracks:
R. L. Burnside
- See My Jumper Hanging Out On The Line #
- I Rolled And I Tumbled # []
- Walking Blues #
- Nightmare Blues #


# rec. August 24, 1967 near Coldwater, MS by George Mitchell; R.L. Burnside, voc, g ; [] W.C. Veasy, hca

$ reissued on Arhoolie CD 402
* reissued on Fat Possum CD 80360 rec. 1967 by George Mitchell and Roger Brown; edited & produced by Chris Strachwitz; all photographs by George Mitchell

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Joe Callicott discography
notes by George Mitchell
(adapted from "Blow my Blues
away")
and David Evans
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Arhoolie 1042

(=) Arhoolie CD 402 (1994)

Arhoolie discography

21969Blues Roots

- Frisco Lines - Fred McDowell
- Fare You Well Baby Blues - Joe Callicott

- Long Haired Doney - R. L. Burnside
- Mean Stepfather - Big Joe Williams
- Bald Eagle Train - Bukka White and Washboard Willie
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith
- Long Tall Girl - Mance Lipscomb
- Red River Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- I Am the Black Ace - Black Ace
- Whistling Alex Moore - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - L. and M. Fulson
- Cat Bear - John Jackson
- Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bear Cat - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining - Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly
- Got A Date I Can't Be Late - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane
- Struggle Here - Juke Boy Bonner and Simon
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Dream - Little Willie Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Wade Walton
- I'm Feeling Alright - Big Mama Thorton
- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Black Snake Blues - Clifton Chenier
- Two Bugs - Earl Hooker

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"The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records ... Except where otherwise indicated, all selections produced and recorded by Chris Strachwitz"
two record set
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Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

Poppy discography

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= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

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= Tomato DLP 2696041 (G)

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reissued as Tomato CD
TOM 3001

   

- Goin' Down South
- Two Trains Runnin' #
- Sat Down On My Bed And Cried
- Nine Days In Jail
- Long Haired Doney []
- Hobo Blues []
- My Black Name A-Ringin'
- Catfish Blues #
- See My Jumper
- Peach Tree Blues
- Goin' Away Blues
- Poor Boy
- Tom Wilson's Place #

rec. October 1969 in Independence, MS and Memphis, TN; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; # Red Ramsey, hca; [] Jesse Vortis, g
Adelphi unissued

Genes GCD 9917 (1999)

31971Hard Time Mississippi

Robert Diggs (rec. Friars Point, MS, Aug. 1967)
- Chick Neal Blues
- Done Lost All My Health
Jesse Lee Vortis
- When My Baby Got On Board
Carey "Ditty" Mason
- Don't Know What Mercy Means
Tom Turner
- 44 Blues

Do-Boy Diamond (rec. Canton, MS, Aug. 1967)
- Shaggy Hound

R. L. Burnside
- Rolling And Tumbling # []
- Sat Down On My Bed And Cried #
Teddy Williams
- Hard Time Blues
- Catfish Blues
Houston Stovall
- Juke


# rec. August 24, 1967 near Coldwater, MS by George Mitchell; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; [] W.C. Veasy, hca







Revival RVS 1009

Revival discography

41980R.L. Burnside and the Sound Machine

- Bad Luck City (SP-5) #
- Jumper Hanging Out On The Line (SP-6) *

rec. November 3, 1979 at Shoe Productions, Memphis, TN; # Joseph Burnside, voc, g; # Daniel Burnside, b; # Calvin Jackson, dr; * R.L. Burnside, g; * Calvin Jackson, dr; prod. by Dr. David Evans
cover photo: Cheryl T. Evans
notes by David Evans



High Water 410

# HMG CD 6513 (1999)

High Water discography

51981R.L. Burnside: Sound Machine Groove

Vogue 513502 track sequence:
- Shake Little Baby #
- Rolling And Tumbling #
- Bad Luck City *
- Going Down South #
- Sound Machine Groove #

- Jumper Hanging Out On The Line *
- Searching For My Baby #
- Long Haired Doney #
- Pretty Woman #
- Goin' Away Baby #

Hightone HMG 6501 track sequence:
- Shake Little Baby #
- Rolling And Tumbling #
- Bad Luck City *
- Going Down South #
- Sound Machine Groove #
- Sitting On Top Of The World # []
- Begged For A Nickel #[]
- Can't Let You Go # []
- Jumper Hanging Out On The Line *
- Searching For My Baby #
- Long Haired Doney #
- Pretty Woman #
- Goin' Away Baby #

[] Hightone HMG 6501 bonus tracks

Sutro Park SUTLP 1017 track sequence:
- Rolling And Tumbling
- Long Haired Doney
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Begged For A Nickel
- Goin’ Away, Baby
- Sound Machine Groove

- Jumper Hanging Out On The Line
- Going Down South
- Pretty Woman
- Can’t Let You Go
- Searching For My Baby
- Shake, Little Baby
"Bad Luck City" not included!

# rec. October 30, 1979 at Shoe Productions, Memphis, TN
* rec. November 3, 1979 at Shoe Productions, Memphis, TN
R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Joseph & Daniel Burnside, g, b; Calvin Jackson, dr; prod. by Dr. David Evans
notes by Gerard Herzhaft
and David Evans

Vogue 513502 (Fr 1981)
"Blues Today 2"

notes by David Evans





= High Water / Hightone
HMG CD 6501 (1997)

High Water discography

= P-Vine PCD-5422 (Jp)

notes by David Evans

"Sounds Machine Groove"




"Sound Machine Groove"
= Sutro Park SUTLP 1017
(2011) (180 g vinyl)

61981R.L. Burnside plays and sings the Mississippi Delta Blues

- Shake 'Em On Down
- My First Wife Left Me
- Rolling And Tumbling
- Walking Blues
- Just Like A Woman
- Death Bells

- Long Distance Call
- Jumper On The Line
- Nightmare Blues
- Poor Black Mattie
- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Sweet Black Angel

rec. March 5-6, 1980 in Groningen, The Netherlands by Leo Bruin; R.L. Burnside, voc, g
photos by Sem van Gelder
notes by Leo Bruin



Swingmaster 2101 (NL)
71984Rural L. Burnside: Mississippi Blues

- Jumper Hanging Out On The Line
- Sweet Little Angel
- Long Haired Doney #
- Nightmare Blues
- Poor Black Mattie
- Catfish Blues

- Death Bells
- Dust My Broom
- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Rolling And Tumbling #
- When My First Wife Left Me

rec. 1983 at Maison des Cultures in Rennes, France (10eme Festival des Arts Traditionnels); R.L. Burnside, voc, g; # Sound Machine Groove
notes by David Evans

Arion ARN 60397 (Fr)




= Arion CD 60397 (Fr 1997)

7a1984Johnny Woods / R.L. Burnside

DVD track sequence:
- Poor Black Mattie
- Rolling & Tumbling
- Peach Tree Blues
- Skinny Woman
- Going Down South
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long
- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Jumper On The Line
- Ramblin' On My Mind []
- Gone So Long []
- Long Distance Call
- 44 Blues []
- See What My Buddy Done
- Poor Boy
- Sneakers Jam []
- Somebody's Knocking On My Door
- Poor Boy
- Baby Scratch My Back #
- Poor Black Mattie #
- Long Haired Doney #
- So Many Cold Mornings #
- When My First Wife Left Me #
- Susanna #
- Jumper On The Line #
- Going Up The Country #
- Ain't That Just Like A Woman #
- Long Haired Doney #
- Moaning At Midnight #

R.L. Burnside, voc, g; # Johnny Woods, voc, hca; [] Fred Reining, el g


Swingmaster Video 4


video tracks rec. 1984 in the back of the Swingmaster record-shop in Groningen, The Netherlands

Swingmaster Video 4


= Sunny Moon DVD (2009)
"R.L. Burnside Live 1984/
1986 with Johnny Woods"
(The Swingmaster
Vintage Tapes Vol. 1)

81987The Blues of R.L. Burnside: Hill Country Blues

LP tracks:
- Miss Maybelle #*
- House Up On The Hill #*
- Gone So Long #*
- Skinny Woman #*
- See What My Buddy Done #*
- Don't Care How Long You're Gone #*
- Rolling And Tumbling [] §

- Mellow Peaches []
- I Believe []
- Poor Boy #+
- Poor Black Mattie #+
- Jumper On The Line #+
- Long Haired Doney #+

CD tracks:
- Miss Maybelle #*
- House Up On The Hill #*
- Gone So Long #*
- Skinny Woman #*
- See What My Buddy Done #*
- Don't Care How Long You're Gone #*
- Lost Without Your Love #*
- Shake 'Em On Down #
- Bad Luck And Trouble #
- Just Like A Woman #
- Greyhound Bus Station #*
- Crying Won't Make Me Stay #*
- Rolling And Tumbling [] §
- Mellow Peaches []
- I Believe []
- Poor Boy #+
- Poor Black Mattie #+
- Jumper On The Line #+
- Long Haired Doney #+

# rec. (* October 1982) (+ November 1984) by Leo Bruin in Groningen, The Netherlands
[] CD bonus tracks, rec. August 24, 1967 near Coldwater, MS by George Mitchell; R.L. Burnside, voc, g
prod. by Sem van Gelder and Leo Bruin
notes by Leo Bruin
and Kent Laundre



Swingmaster 2111 (NL)

notes by Leo Bruin
and Kent Laundre

Swingmaster CD 2201
(NL 1996) "Mississippi
Hill Country Blues"

notes by Leo Bruin
and Kent Laundre

= Fat Possum CD 80341
(US 2001) "Mississippi
Hill Country Blues"

8a1987Blues by Johnny Woods: So Many Cold Mornings

- So Many Cold Mornings *
- She's Loving Another Man *
- Be My Baby *
- One String Baby §
- That's Allright *
- Going Over The Hill *

- Going Up The Country #

- My Jack Don't Drink No Water # []
- On This Killing Floor #
- Susanna # []
- Shake A Regular Boogie #

* rec. August 19, 1981 near Coldwater, Ms; Johnny Woods, voc, hca
# rec. November 1984 in Groningen, The Netherlands; Johnny Woods, voc, hca; [] R.L. Burnside, g
§ rec. August 22, 1981 in Senatobia, Ms; Ranie Burnette, voc g; Abe "Keg" Young, hca
prod. by Sem van Gelder and Leo Bruin

Swingmaster 2112 (NL)

(=) Swingmaster CD 2203
(NL 1999)

91989R.L. Burnside: Skinny Woman

- When My First Wife Left Me
- Death Bell Blues
- Skinny Woman
- Monkey In The Pool Room
- Hobo Blues
- Walking Blues
- Long Haired Doney
- Poor Black Mattie
- Meet Me In The Bottom
- Miss Glory B
- Kindhearted Woman Blues

rec. February 1988 at Microsound Studios, New York City

Lollipop CS (US)
(cassette only)

notes by Lou Erlanger

= M.C. 0034 (US 1997)
"Acoustic Stories"

= P-Vine PCD-3218 (Jp)

9a1991Giants Of Country Blues Vol. 2

James 'Son' Thomas
- I Hurst Me Too #
- Four Women Blues #
- Shake 'Em On Down #
- Dust My Broom []
- Beefsteak Blues §

R.L. Burnside
- It's Be Troubled *
- When My First Wife Left Me $

Joe Willie Wilkins
- Walking Blues
Boogie Bill Webb
- Doodeville Blues
- I'll Buy You A Ticket
- It Used To Be
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Seven Sisters Blues
Clyde Maxwell
- Untitled Blues
Cornelius Bright
- Devil's Blues


# rec. November 6, 1981 in Leland, MS by Michael Hortig; James 'Son" Thomas, voc, g

[] rec. July 6, 1975 in Leland, MS by Hannes Folterbauer & Christoph Steffl; James 'Son" Thomas, voc, g

§ rec. June 17, 1981 in Leland, MS by Ulrich Hahn; James 'Son" Thomas, voc, g


* rec. October 24, 1881 in New Orleans by Michael Hortig; R.L. Burnside.voc, g

$ rec. October 29, 1881 in Canton, Miss. by Michael Hortig; R.L. Burnside.voc, g

cover drawing of Clyde Maxwell by Bernd Conrad
notes by Michael Hortig
and Herbert Pessiak



Wolf LP 120.917
101992Deep Blues
Music from the Original Soundtrack

R.L. Burnside
- Jumper On The Line
Junior Kimbrough
- Jr. Blues
Big Jack Johnson
- Catfish Blues
- Daddy, When Is Momma Coming Home
- Big Boy Now
Frank Frost
- Midnight Prowler
Jessie Mae Hemphill
- You Can Talk About Me

- Shame On You

R.L. Burnside
- Long Haired Doney
Roosevelt 'Booba' Barnes
- Heartbroken Man
- Ain't Gonna Worry About Tomorrow
- Love Like I Wanna
Lonnie Pitchford
- Terraplane Blues
- If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
Jack Owens with Bud Spires
- Devil Blues


movie prod. by Robert Palmer
notes by Robert Palmer



Anxious 4509-91981-4
= Atlantic 82450-2


DVD (2000)

111994Mississippi Delta Blues
"Blow My Blues Away"   Vol. 2


Joe Callicott
- Lonesome Katy Blues
- Come Home To Me Baby
- Fare You Well Baby Blues
- Country Blues
- Laughing To Keep From Crying
- Love Me Baby Blues
- I Rolled And I Tumbled *
- Old Bo Weevil *
- Up Town Blues *
- Traveling Mama Blues []
- Fare Thee Well Blues []

R. L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie
- Long Haired Doney
- Going Down South
- Skinny Woman
- I's Be Troubled
- Catfish Blues
- See My Jumper Hangin' Out on the Line *
- I Rolled And I Tumbled *
- Walking Blues *
- Nightmare Blues *
Houston Stackhouse
- Cool Water Blues *
- Big Road Blues *
- Right Around The Corner *
- Canned Heat

* previously unissued on Arhoolie
[] recorded in 1930 and originally issued on Brunswick 7166 (78 rpm)

notes by George Mitchell
and David Evans (1969)
1993 update
by Chris Strachwitz
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Arhoolie CD 402
121994R.L. Burnside & The Sound Machine: Bad Luck City

- Talking About The Ghetto
- Bad Luck City / Friend Of Mine
- Shake For Me
- Boogie Chillen
- All She Do
- Long Haired Doney / Poor Boy Long Way From Home
- Burnside's Blues
- Crosscut Saw
- Outskirts Of Town
- My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble
- Look On Yonder's Wall
- Jumper On The Line
- No Place To Go
- Bad Sign
- Killing Floor
- You Don't Love Me

rec. 1991 at Syd's, Oxford, MS; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Dwayne Burnside, b, g, voc; Calvin Jackson, dr
notes by Jas Obrecht

Fat Possum FP 1001

= Fat Possum/Demon
FIENCD 741 (UK 1996)

131994R.L. Burnside: Too Bad Jim

- Shake 'Em On Down
- When My First Wife Left Me
- Short-Haired Woman
- Old Black Mattie
- Fireman Ring The Bell (Rollin' & Tumblin')

- Peaches
- Miss Glory B
- 44 Pistol (44 Blues/Vicksburg Blues)
- Death Bell Blues
- Goin' Down South

rec. April 1993 at Jr. Kimbrough's Juke Joint, Holly Springs, MS and April 1993 at Fat Possum World Headquarters, Oxford, MS; prod by Robert Palmer
notes by Robert Palmer

Fat Possum FP 1005


= Fat Possum/Epitaph
LP/CD 80307 (1997)

notes by Robert Palmer
= Fat Possum/Capricorn
42082 (1994)

= Capricorn 532 505

13a1995Shake 'Em On Down
The Real Country Blues

- Shake 'Em On Down - Fred McDowell
- Sloppy Drunk Blues - Big Joe Williams
- Alabama Blues - Bukka White
- Need More Blues - Sleepy Joe Estes
- Judge Boushay Blues - Furry Lewis
- Pardon Denied Again - Robert Pete Williams
- Rabbit Blues - Smoky Babe
- Take Me Out Of The Bottom - Big Joe Williams
- Fred's Worried Life Blues - Fred McDowell

- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Come Home To Me Baby - Joe Callicott
- Smokestack Lightning - Clarence Edwards
- Write Me A Few Lines - Fred McDowell
- Mississippi River - Smoky Babe
- Just Tippin' It - Robert Pete Williams
- She Left Me A Mule To Ride - Big Joe Williams
- Canned Heat - Houston Stackhouse
- Three O'Clock In The Morning - Johnny Woods
- 'Bout A Spoonful - Nathan Beauregard
- You Call Yourself A Cadillac - Robert Nighthawk
- Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business - Johnny Young & Otis Spann
- Oh Baby - Napeleon Strickland

Arhoolie/Ace CDCHD 527
141996R.L. Burnside: A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey

- Goin' Down South
- Boogie Chillen
- Poor Boy
- Two Brothers
- Snake Drive
- Shake 'Em On Down
- The Criminal Inside Me
- Walkin' Blues
- Tojo Told Hitler
- Have You Ever Been Lonely?

rec. February 6, 1996 at Lunati Farms, Holly Springs, MS; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Kenny Brown, g; Judah Bauer, g, hca, voc; Jim Waters, mixing; Jon Spencer, g, dr, voc; Russell Simins,dr (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)

Fat Possum / Matador
OLE 214
14a1996Arhoolie Presents American Masters, Vol. 1
15 Down Home Country Blues Classics

- Frisco Line - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Lightning Hopkins
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn - John Jackson
- Cairo Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- 'bout A Spoonful - Mance Lipscomb
- Drink On Little Girl - Black Ace
- Country Boy Down In New Orleans - Snooks Eaglin
- Columbus, Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down - Dr. Ross
- Just Trippin' In - Robert Pete Williams
- Hump In My Back - Jesse Fuller
- Brother James - Big Joe Williams
- I'm Broke And I'm Hungry - Smoky Babe

- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas


Arhoolie CD 101
151997R.L. Burnside: Mr. Wizard

- Over The Hill #
- Alice Mae *
- Georgia Women *
- Snake Drive *
- Rollin & Tumblin' []
- Out On The Road §
- Highway 7 *
- Tribute To Fred +
- You Gotta Move #

# rec. September 1995 at Burnside Palace, Holly Springs, MS
* February, 1996 at Lunati Farms, Holly Springs, MS
[] rec. November 1996 at Doug Messenger's, N. Hollywood,CA
§ rec. September, 1996 at Jr. Kimbrough's Juke Joint, Holly Springs, MS
+ rec. February 1995 at Jimmy's Auto Care, Oxford, MS with Kenny Brown, g; Judah Bauer, g; Jon Spencer, g; Cedric Burnside, dr & Russell Simins, dr

Fat Possum 80301
161997R.L. Burnside

- Georgia Women #
- Four Women *

# rec. February 1996 at Lunati Farms by Bruce Watson; R.L. Burnside & The Sound Machine: R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Kenny Brown, g; Cedric Burnside, dr; from the album "Mr. Wizard"

* rec. November 1996 at Doug Messenger's, North Hollywood, CA by Rob Schnapf & Tom Rothrock; R.L. Burnside & The Sound Machine: R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Kenny Brown, g; Cedric Burnside, dr
7 inch 45 rpm



Sympathy For The Record
Industry SFTRI 494 (US)
171998R.L. Burnside: Come On In

- Been Mistreated
- Come On In (live)
- Let My Baby Ride
- Don't Stop Honey
- It's Bad You Know
- Just Like A Woman
- Come On In (part 2)
- Rollin' & Tumblin' (remix)
- Please Don't Stay
- Shuck Dub
- Come On In (part 3)
- Heat (remix)

with Kenny Brown, g; Lester Butler, hca; John Oreshnick, maraccas; Tom Rothrock, b, programming; Joey Waronker, dr; Alejandro Rosso, org; Beale Dabbs, org, b, programming, clavinet; Joe Ranieri, Cedric Burnside, Calvin Jackson, dr; front cover photograph by Matthew Johnson

Fat Possum 80317
17a1998R.L. Burnside: Rollin' Tumblin'

- Rollin' Tumblin' (remix)
- Rollin' Tumblin' (AJM3 remix)

- Going Down South (remix)
- SHT Bug
- Rollin' Tumblin' (original version)

R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Kenny Brown, g; Alejandro Rosso, org, keyb; Tom Rothrock, b; Joey Waronker, Joe Ranieri, Cedric Burnside, dr
12 inch MLP/MCD

Bong Load 12" 31 (US)
= Bong Load CD 32
181999Deep South Blues

Junior Kimbrough
- Tomorrow Night
- I Feel Good, Little Girl
Hammie Nixon
- Bottle Up And Go

R.L. Burnside
- Bad Luck City
Waynell Jones
- The Chicken Song
- Jaybird Boogie
Jessie Mae Hemphill
- Brokenhearted Blues
Lillie Hill
- Cotton Fields - Boss Man
Raymond Hill
- Going Down
Ranie Burnette
- Coal Black Mattie
- Hungry Spell
Hezekiah & The House Rockers
- Midnight Blues
- Roll Me, Baby
Uncle Ben And His Nephews
- Mama, Look At Sis
- Mean Woman Blues


notes by David Evans

High Water / Hightone
HMG CD 6513

High Water discography

191999R.L. Burnside: My Black Name A-Ringin'

- Goin' Down South
- Two Trains Runnin' #
- Sat Down On My Bed And Cried
- Nine Days In Jail
- Long Haired Doney []
- Hobo Blues []
- My Black Name A-Ringin'
- Catfish Blues #
- See My Jumper
- Peach Tree Blues
- Goin' Away Blues
- Poor Boy
- Tom Wilson's Place #

rec. October 1969 in Independence, MS and Memphis, Tn.; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; # Red Ramsey, hca; [] Jesse Vortis, g; digitally remastered by Larry Packer and Gene Rosenthal
notes by Larry Hoffman
and Denise Tapp

Genes GCD 9917
201999R.L. Burnside, Ranie Burnette & Johnny Woods: Going Down South

- Going Down South #
- Miss Maybelle *
- So Many Cold Mornings +

- Going Away Blues # []
- Can't Be Satisfied #
- One String Baby §
- Hungry Spell *
- Going Up The Country {}


- My Jack Don't Drink No Water $
- Stack O'Lee And Billy Lyons # []
- Walking Blues #
- Coal Black Mattie *
- She's Loving Another Man +
- Lonesome Moon Blues *

- Suzanna Blues $

# rec. February 6, 1986 in New Orleans, R.L. Burnside, voc, g; [] Curtis Salgado, hca
* rec. November 1980 in Groningen, The Netherlands; Ranie Burnette, voc, g
+ rec. August 19, 1981 at R.L. Burnside's house near Coldwater, Mississippi; Johnny Woods, voc, hca
§ rec. August 22, 1981 in Senatobia, Mississippi; Ranie Burnette, voc, g; Abe 'Keg' Young, hca

$ rec. November 1984 in Groningen, The Netherlands; Johnny Woods, voc, hca; R.L. Burnside, g [Swingmaster LP 2112 (1987)]
{} rec. November 1984 in Groningen, The Netherlands; Johnny Woods, voc, hca
prod. by Sem van Gelder and Leo Bruin

Swingmaster CD 2203 (NL)
20a1999From Mississippi To Chicago

R.L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie
Pinetop Perkins
- Kansas City
Robert Curtis Smith
- The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
Boogaloo Ames
- Tommy Dorsey's Boogie Woogie

R.L. Burnside
- See My Jumper Hangin' On The Line
Robert Curtis Smith
- Lye Water Conversion
Pinetop Perkins
- Everyday I Have The Blues

R.L. Burnside
- Fireman Ring The Bell
Eddie Cusic
- Gonna Lose A Good Man

R.L. Burnside
- Skinny Woman
Robert Curtis Smith
- Thank You
- Milky White Way

R.L. Burnside
- Bad Luck
Robert Curtis Smith
- Calvary
Boogaloo Ames
- After Hours


notes by Mathew Block

Hightone HMG 1008

= P-Vine PCD 5574
(Jp 1999)

212000R.L. Burnside: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

- Hard Time Killing Floor
- Got Messed Up
- Miss Maybelle
- Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
- Too Many Ups
- Nothin' Man
- See What My Buddy Done
- My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble
- Bad Luck City
- Chain Of Fools
- R.L.'s Story

rec. 2000; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Kenny Brown, g; Bradley Cook, loops; Johnny Dyer, hca; Tommy Eyre, wurlitzer; Rick Holmstrom, g; Andy Kaulkin, synth, p, keyboard; Iki Levy, loops; John Porter, b, g, mandolin; Jeff Big Dad Turmes, b; Smokey Hormel, g; Martin Slattery, wurlitzer; Lynwood Slim, hca; Antony Genn, b; Steve Mugalian, dr; Janiva Magness, background voc; Billy Valentine, background voc; DJ Swamp, D.J. Pete B., scratching; Richard Flack, programming
notes by anonymous

Fat Possum FP 80332
21a2000from the album
RL Burnside: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

- Bad Luck City (edit)
- Bad Luck City (album)


Fat Possum promo CD
222001R.L. Burnside: Burnside on Burnside

- Shake 'Em On Down
- Skinny Woman
- Miss Maybelle
- Rollin' & Tumblin'
- Long Haired Doney
- Walkin' Blues
- He Ain't Your Daddy
- Bad Luck And Trouble
- Jumper On The Line
- Goin' Down South
- Alice Mae
- Snake Drive

notes by Jay Babcock

Fat Possum FP 80343
232001R.L. Burnside: Well Well Well

- Charleston interview
- How Many More Years
- Goin' Down South
- Staggolee (not suitable for airplay)
- Can't Be Satisfied
- Boogie Chillen'
- Nightmare Blues
- Rolling & Tumbling
- Gracing Grass Rap
- Last Night
- Mellow Peaches
- Forty Four Pistol
- Bad Luck Monkey Rap
- My Babe
- Poor Boy
- Just Like A Woman
- Goin' Away Baby
- Mojo Hand

rec. 1986-93; R.L. Burnside, voc. g; Calvin Jackson, dr; Joni Morris, hca

M.C. 0042
23a2001Rhythm Room Blues

- Eyesight To The Blind - Kim Wilson
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - R.L. Burnside #
- Livin' Too Close To The Edge - Sonny Rhodes
- Sinner's Prayer - Henry Gray
- How'd You Learn To Shake It Like That? - Sam Lay

- Long Haired Doney - R.L. Burnside #
- Henry's Houserocker - Henry Gray
- In My Younger Days - Mojo Buford

- Nightmare Blues - R.L. Burnside #
- Lemon Squeezin' Daddy - Nappy Brown
- Goin' Down South - R.L. Burnside #
- I'm Gonna Shoot Her - Sam Lay
- Five Long Years - Kim Wilson


# rec. March 3, 1994 live at the Rhythm Room, Phoenix; prod. by Bob Corritore & Kim Wilson
notes by Robert Baird



Hightone HCD 8138
242002R.L. Burnside: Raw Electric 1979-1980

- My Woman Done Left Me
- You Don't Love Me
- Dust My Broom
- Pretty Woman
- Last Night (I Lost The Best Friend I Ever Had)
- Slippin' And Slidin'
- Going Down South
- Rolling And Tumbling
- How Many More Years
- Well, Well, Well
- Leave Me And My Woman Alone (Friend Of Mine)
- My Baby Caught The Train (Who's Been Talkin')
- Scrambling For My Shoes (Walking Blues)
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Searching For My Baby
- Going Away, Baby
- Jumper Hanging Out On The Line

rec. 1979/1980; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; Joseph Burnside, g; Calvin Jackson, dr; Robert Avant, voc, g; Duwayne Burnside, dr
notes by David Evans

Inside Sounds 513


= Music Avenue 250139
(2009)

252003R.L. Burnside: No Monkeys On This Train
Heritage of Blues

- Jumper Hangin' On The Line
- Fireman Ring The Bell
- Stutterin' Boy
- Goin' Down South
- Nightmare Blues
- I Love Mississippi
- Goin' Away, Baby
- Bad Luck City
- No Monkeys On This Train
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- Sound Machine Groove
- Everything Like Whiskey
- Last Night
- Long Haired Doney


Hightone CD 8152
262003R.L. Burnside: First Recordings

- Just Like A Bird Without A Feather
- Goin' Down South
- Come On In
- Little Babe
- Rollin' And Tumblin' []
- Jumper On The Line
- Skinny Woman

- Poor Black Mattie
- Long Haired Doney
- Peaches
- Walkin' Blues
- Hobo Blues
- My Time Ain't Long
- Sat Down On My Bed And Cried

rec. August 24, 1967 near Coldwater, MS by George Mitchell; R.L. Burnside, voc, g; [] W.C. Veasy, hca



Fat Possum 80365
(180 g LP)
272004R.L. Burnside: A Bothered Mind

- Detroit Boogie (Part 1)
- See What My Buddy Done
- Shake 'Em On Down
- Goin' Down South
- My Name Is Robert Too
- Someday Baby
- Go To Jail
- Bird Without A Feather
- Glory Be
- Goin' Away Baby
- Rollin' and Tumblin'
- Stole My Check
- Detroit Boogie (Part 2)


Fat Possum FP 1101
282007George Mitchell Collection Volumes 1 - 45

disc 1:
- Lucy Mae Blues - Cecil Barfield
- I Woke Up Crying - Cecil Barfield
- Love Blues - Cecil Barfield
- I Told You Not To Do That - Cecil Barfield
- In the Evening - Buddy Moss
- Hey Lawdy Mama - Buddy Moss
- Thousand Woman Blues - Buddy Moss
- Blue Shadow Falling - Buddy Moss
- Cold Rainy Day - Buddy Moss
- Amy - Buddy Moss
- Motherless Child - Leon Pinson
- Hush, Somebody is Calling My Name - Leon Pinson
- What God Can Do - Leon Pinson
- He'll Understand and Say Well Done - Leon Pinson
- Big Road Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Cool Water Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Big Fat Mama Blues - Houston Stackhouse
- Take a Little Walk With Me - Houston Stackhouse
- Everyone Got a Woman - Big Joe Williams
- What She Need With a Rooster - Big Joe Williams
- Sink or Swim - Big Joe Williams
- Prison Bound - Big Joe Williams
- Who's Gonna Be Your Man - John Lee Zeigler
- If I Lose Let Me Lose - John Lee Zeigler
- Black Woman - Othar Turner
- Bumble Bee - Othar Turner


disc 2:
- Rabbit On a Log - Lonzie Thomas
- Raise a Ruckus Tonight - Lonzie Thomas
- My Three Women - Lonzie Thomas
- Red Cross Store - Lonzie Thomas
- Rats In the Kitchen - Sleepy John Estes
- Special Agent - Sleepy John Estes
- Trying To See - Sleepy John Estes
- Mail Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Down Home Blues - Teddy Williams
- Catfish Blues - Teddy Williams
- Black Mattie - Teddy Williams
- Sun Don't Shine - Teddy Williams
- Trouble Brought Me Down - Green Paschal
- My Lord - Green Paschal
- Mother is Dead - Green Paschal
- Lay My Burden Down - Green Paschal
- Your Close Friend - Green Paschal
- I'm Going To Leave It In the Hands of the Lord - Green Paschal
- Hard Time Blues - Do-Boy Diamond
- Just Want To Talk To You - Do-Boy Diamond
- Just a Dream I Got On My Mind - Dewey Corley / Walter Miller
- Memphis is a Wonderful City - Dewey Corey / Walter Miller
- Down To Arkansas - Dewey Corey / Walter Miller
- Rock Me Mama - Bud Grant
- Freight Train Blues - Bud Grant
- So Sweet - Bud Grant
- Bud Grant's Grunt - Bud Grant


disc 3:
- Go Ahead On - Bud White
- You've Been Gone So Long - Bud White
- White Horses - Bud White
- When I'm Sober I'm Drunk Blues - George Henry Bussey
- Mean Mistreater - George Henry Bussey
- Blues Around My Bed - George Henry Bussey
- Looking For My Woman - George Henry Bussey
- Old Red #2 - Jim Bunkley
- Jack of Diamonds - Jim Bunkley
- Them Greasy Greens - Jim Bunkley
- Rocking Chair - Jim Bunkley
- Old Breakdown - Tom Turner
- Drop Down Mama #1 - Tom Turner
- Search Me Lord - James Shorter
- My Mother Died and Left Me - James Shorter
- Consolation - James Shorter
- Home Going - James Shorter
- Better Than Myself - Abe McNeil
- Steady Rollin' Man - Abe McNeil
- Drink Drink Drink - Abe McNeil
- Country Blues - Joe Callicott
- River Blues - Joe Callicott
- 3 O'Clock In the Morning - Johnny Woods
- I's Be Troubled - Johnny Woods


disc 4:
- Someday Baby - Robert Diggs
- Racehorse Charleston - Robert Diggs
- Done Lost My Health - Robert Diggs
- Drive Your Car - Robert Diggs
- Woke Up This Morning - Cliff Scott
- Long Wavy Hair - Cliff Scott
- Please Come Home - Cliff Scott
- Pole Pattin' - Cliff Scott
- I Wanna Ramble - Jimmie Lee Harris
- Sitting Here Looking 1000 Miles Away - Jimmie Lee Harris

- Just Like A Bird Without A Feather - R.L. Burnside
- Skinny Woman - R.L. Burnside
- Goin' Down South - R.L. Burnside
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Hold My Body Down - Robert Johnson
- Trying To Make It Home - Robert Johnson
- Precious Lord - Robert Johnson
- He'll Make a Way - Robert Johnson
- Sugar Mama - Robert Longstreet
- Black Gal - Robert Longstreet
- Sloppy Drunk - Robert Longstreet
- Decoration Day - Robert Longstreet
- Shake Em' On Down - Fred McDowell
- Mama Says I'm Crazy - Fred McDowell


disc 5:
- That Ain't It - John Henry Barbee
- Gonna Lose Your Mind - John Henry Barbee
- Flat Foot Boogie - Albert Macon /Robert Thomas
- Mama Can I Lay It Down - Albert Macon / Robert Thomas
- How Can You Do It - Albert Macon / Robert Thomas
- John Henry - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Goin' Up To the Country #1 - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Goin' Up To the Country #2 - Jessie Clarence Gorman
- Dirty Dozens - Will Shade
- Won't You Send Me John - Will Shade
- Wine Headed Man - Will Shade
- K.C. Blues - Will Shade/Charlie Burse
- Every Time I Come Around - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- J.W.'S Special - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Old Hen Cackle - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Buck Dance - Georgia Fife & Drum Band
- Hey Freddie - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Late In the Evening - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Punky Tony - Como Fife & Drum Band
- Shimmy She Wa - Como Fife & Drum Band
- You Got Reap What You Sow - Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
- Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis
- That's the Way the Good Thing Go - Precious Bryant
- Georgia Buck - Precious Bryant
- When the Saints Go Marching In - Precious Bryant
- Pork & Beans - Rosa Lee Hill
- Count the Days I'm Gone - Rosa Lee Hill
- Roll & Tumble - Rosa Lee Hill
- Bullying Well - Rosa Lee Hill


disc 6:
- Good Morning Judge - Furry Lewis
- Furry Lewis' Careless Love - Furry Lewis
- What Make Grandpa Love Grandma So - Jimmy Lee Williams
- Have You Ever Seen Peaches - Jimmy Lee Williams
- Hoboing Into Hollywood - J.W. Warren
- Sundown Blues - J.W. Warren
- Rabbit On a Log - J.W. Warren
- You're Gonna Miss Me - J.W. Warren
- House On the Hill - Eddie Harris
- I Have To Love Somebody - Eddie Harris
- Old Country Rock #1 - James Davis
- Instrumental #1 - James Davis
- Who Stole the Lock Off the Henhouse Door? - James Davis
- Instrumental #4 - James Davis
- Canned Heat - Robert Nighthawk
- Nighthawk Boogie - Robert Nighthawk
- Down By the Woodshed - Robert Nighthawk
- Home Going - Jessie Mae Hemphill
- I Want To Be Ready - Jessie Mae Hemphill
- Interview - Jessie Mae Hemphill


disc 7 (bonus CD - tracks not on 45s set!):
- Miss Maybelle - Jessie Lee Vortis
- When My Baby Got On Board - Jessie Lee Vortis
- Them Greasy Greens #1 - George Hollis
- Rock and Roll To Midgetville - George Hollis
- Black Rat Swing - Willie Rockomo
- Tease Me Baby #2 - Bruce Upshaw/Willie Rockomo
- Someday Baby #1 - Bruce Upshaw
- Wonder Why My Baby Treat Me So Bad - Bruce Upshaw
- Rosa Lee - Bruce Upshaw
- I Got a Woman - Buddy Hubbard
- So Sweet - Buddy Hubbard
- You're Gonna Miss Me - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- Mamie - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- I'm So Lonesome - Ira "Tiny" Coney
- Blood Red River - Eddie Hodge
- Sitting On Top of the World - Eddie Hodge
- Glory Hallelujah - Eddie Hodge
- Jesus is Coming Back To Me - Pettis Sisters
- Bound For Zion - Pettis Sisters
- You Told Me Baby - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Sweet As an Apple On a Tree - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Juke #2 - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Woke Up This Morning - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall
- Tell Me You Love Me - Houston & Sara Mae Stovall


7 CD set
[with 24 page booklet!]

or forty-five 45s
[without 7th bonus CD!]
notes by Sam Sweet
with George Mitchell



Fat Possum FP 1114
292010R.L. Burnside: Rollin' & Tumblin'
The King of Hill Country Blues

- Fireman Ring The Bell #
- Long Haired Doney (take 1) #
- Walkin' Blues #
- Poor Black Mattie (take 1, acoustic) #
- See My Jumper Hangin' On The Line #
- Goin' Down South #
- Poor Boy #
- Skinny Woman #
- Bad Luck #
- Poor Black Mattie (take 2, electric) #
- 44 Pistol #
- See My Jumper Hangin' On The Line *
- Rollin' & Tumblin' *
- Long Haired Doney (take 2) *
- When My First Wife Left Me (take 1) *
- Poor Black Mattie (take 3) *
- It's Be Troubled []
- When My First Wife Left Me (take 2) []
- Boogie Chillen []
- interview #

[] rec. 1975, # rec. 1989, * rec. 1991

Wolf 120.921 CD (Austria)
302010R.L. Burnside

- It's Bad You Know
- Save Our Soul

taken from 1989 Fat Possum 80317; only 100 copies made; produced, engineered and mixed by Tom Rothrock



Pyramid PR 01
312011R.L. Burnside

announced by Devil Down Records for "early 2011" release:
"Never before distributed recordings, sets, and stories--including material from the first tour of RL, Cedric Burnside, Kenny Brown, and Luther Dickinson. On these tapes you can hear RL with the band in their best rockin-electric form, even tighter and more energetic than as heard on previous live releases of his, and with even more stories..."

Devil Down


At
Pete Hoppula's R.L. Burnside discography
you'll find more compilation albums featuring R.L. Burnside tracks
which I'm at the moment too lazy to "illustrate" here

 

 

1967 R.L. Burnside recordings by George Mitchell on LP / CD
- Poor Black Mattie Arhoolie 1042 Arhoolie CD 402
Arhoolie CD 101
Ace CDCHD 527
Fat Possum CD 80365
- Long Haired Doney Arhoolie 1042
Poppy PYS-60.003
Arhoolie CD 402  
- Long Haired Doney (alt tk)     Fat Possum CD 80365
- Going Down South Arhoolie 1042 Arhoolie CD 402 Fat Possum CD 80365
- Skinny Woman Arhoolie 1042 Arhoolie CD 402  
- Skinny Woman (alt tk)     Fat Possum CD 80365
- I's Be Troubled Arhoolie 1042 Arhoolie CD 402  
- Catfish Blues / Come On In Arhoolie 1042 Arhoolie CD 402  
- Rolling And Tumbling Revival RVS 1009    
- I Rolled And I Tumbled (alt tk) / Rolling And Tumbling  
Swingmaster 2111
Arhoolie CD 402
Swingmaster CD 2201
Fat Possum CD 80341
Fat Possum CD 80365
- Sat Down On My Bed And Cried / Nightmare Blues Revival RVS 1009 Arhoolie CD 402 Fat Possum CD 80365
- See My Jumper Hanging Out On The Line   Arhoolie CD 402 Fat Possum CD 80365
- Walking Blues   Arhoolie CD 402 Fat Possum CD 80365
- Dust My Broom / (I Believe) My Time Ain't Long Swingmaster 2111
Swingmaster CD 2201
Fat Possum CD 80341
Fat Possum CD 80365
- Hobo Blues     Fat Possum CD 80365
- Mellow Peaches / Peaches Swingmaster 2111
Swingmaster CD 2201
Fat Possum CD 80341
Fat Possum CD 80365
- Bird Without A Feather     Fat Possum CD 80365
- Come On In     Fat Possum CD 80365
- Little Babe / My Baby     Fat Possum CD 80365

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 77
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 
- http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/burnside.htm
- http://www.swingmasterrecords.com
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Front cover of Vogue 513502

thanks to Hillfunk Sheather for additional info

 

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