R.L. Burnside

Bad Luck City

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Welcome to Mississippi. This is the sound you would be likely to hear in any juke joint hosting the talents of the real-life Burnside family band. What you can't see on this disc is the picture of them grinning ear-to-ear as they play -- or the sight of R.L.'s son Dwayne duck-walking while his dad smiles and nods to friends across the floor. His other son, Joseph, would likely be pounding out the solid bassline, while his son-in-law Calvin Jackson proudly presided over the drums. No, you can't see it but you can hear it if you listen closely. This set was recorded live at Syd's in Oxford, MS. As for the music, it's rough, real, and one-of-a-kind ... the way blues should be.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:30 Amazon
2 06:55 Amazon
3 04:57 Amazon
4 03:11 Amazon
05:21 Amazon
6 05:11 Amazon
02:05 Amazon
03:13 Amazon
9 02:27 Amazon
02:31 Amazon
11 02:48 Amazon
12 03:35 Amazon
13 03:29 Amazon
02:52 Amazon
15 03:27 Amazon
16 03:20 Amazon
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