GOIN' DOWN SOUTH

Created on 28/02/2003
Latest update on 25/04/2021

Artist: R.L. Burnside
Author: R.L. Burnside
Label: Arhoolie
Year: 1967

Field recording by George Mitchell, collected on Mississippi Delta Blues - Blow My Blues Away, Vol. 2. Two years later R.L. cut a same set of songs in Memphis following harvest season (for Adelphi/Yazoo). Did it again much later on his second Fat Possum release Too Bad Jim and on his breaktrough with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Ass Pocket 'O Whiskey. Other classical Burnside songs like Long Haired Doney, See My Jumper (On The Line), Just Liike A Bird Without A Feather and Goin' Away Blues are at least that old. Not to be confused with Fred McDowell's Goin' Down South, even if Fred was R.L.'s main teacher.

Covers:

1999:

Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound [on his Goin' Down South cd, crediting himself]

2000:

North Mississippi All Stars

2003:

Kenny Brown

2004:

Delta Moon

2008:

Voodoo Boogie

2018:

Muddy Gurdy

2018:

R.L. Boyce

2021:

Black Keys

North Mississippi inbred; Calvin once was married to R.L.'s daughter. Their son Cedric drummed with his grandfather, while Kenny was his long-time guitar player.

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