Sounds Machine Groove by R.L. Burnside

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Sounds Machine Groove by R.L. Burnside


Condition: New

Label: Sutro Park (SP1017)

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Blue Vinyl 

Country: US

Released: 2015

Genre: Blues

Style: Electric Blues

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Recorded by folklorist David Evans in 1979 and 1980, these are RL Burnside's first recordings with electric guitar and also his first with a band. That band was the Sound Machine, a band he literally created himself out of members of his own family, blending raw Mississippi blues with soul, funk, R&B, contemporary beats and other urban flavors to make a marvelous amalgam of his own. Especially notable is a version of "Sitting on Top of the World" with Burnside on slide guitar that, with drummer Calvin Jackson's help, neatly evokes the sound and feel of a fife and drum band. Although Burnside became the darling of the blues crowd and hailed as something of an overnight success, one listen to this disc tells you he was already forging a new chapter in the Mississippi blues tradition with these recordings. Limited edition of 500 on blue vinyl.


A1 Rolling And Tumbling 2:54

A2 Long Haired Doney 3:44

A3 Sitting On Top Of The World 3:50

A4 Begged For A Nickel 4:37

A5 Goin' Away, Baby 4:12

A6 Sound Machine Groove 3:33

B1 Jumper Hanging Out On The Line 3:10

B2 Going Down South 3:25

B3 Pretty Woman 2:50

B4 Can't Let You Go 4:50

B5 Searching For My Baby 6:02

B6 Shake, Little Baby 3:25