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.
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.