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R.L. Burnside (1926–2005)

Blues guitarist R.L. Burnside was born in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1926. He learned how to play the guitar while watching Muddy Waters and Mississippi Fred McDowell play at various house parties held around the Mississippi Delta. Later he went out on his own and made the rounds of Delta "juke joints", where his unique percussive style of guitar ... See full bio »

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Get Hard
Get Hard Soundtrack
Black Snake Moan
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature Soundtrack
The Reaping
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 2015 Get Hard (performer: "Rollin' Tumblin' (Remix)") / (writer: "Rollin' Tumblin' (Remix)")
 2015 Mississippi Grind (performer: "Goin' Down South") / (writer: "Goin' Down South")
 2013 Rhymes for Young Ghouls (performer: "Leave Me and My Woman Alone (Friend of Mine)")
 2012 Holy Motors (writer: "Let My Baby Ride")
 2012 Bad Luck City (Short) (performer: "Well, Well, Well") / (writer: "Well, Well, Well")
 2011 Footloose (writer: "Walkin' Blues")
 2011 Puncture (performer: "Someday Baby") / (writer: "Someday Baby", "Glory Be")
  Eastbound & Down (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010)
- Chapter 7 (2010) ... (performer: "It's Bad You Know" - uncredited) / (writer: "It's Bad You Know" - uncredited)
- Chapter 1 (2009) ... (performer: "Let My Baby Ride" - uncredited) / (writer: "Let My Baby Ride" - uncredited)
 2010 Miral (performer: "Rollin' Tumbin (remix)") / (writer: "Rollin' Tumbin (remix)")
 2008 Afterwards (performer: "It's Bad You Know", "Someday Baby")
 2007 The Reaping (performer: "Poor Black Mattie") / (writer: "Poor Black Mattie" - as Robert L. Burnside)
 2006 Black Snake Moan (performer: "Old Black Mattie") / (writer: "Just Like A Bird Without A Feather", "Old Black Mattie", "Alice Mae")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tears, Bones & Desire (2003) ... (performer: "Rollin' Tumblin' (Remix)")
 2001 Big Bad Love (performer: "Come On In" (Live), "Everything Is Broken")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2001)
- Another Toothpick (2001) ... (performer: "Shuck Dub" - uncredited) / (writer: "Shuck Dub" - uncredited)
- I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano (1999) ... (performer: "It's Bad You Know" - uncredited)
- Nobody Knows Anything (1999) ... (performer: "It's Bad You Know") / (writer: "It's Bad You Know")
 2001 The Job (TV Series) ("It's Bad You Know")
 1999 Forces of Nature (performer: "Rollin' & Tumblin'" (Remix)) / (writer: "Rollin' & Tumblin'" (Remix))
 1997 Halvveis til Haugesund (writer: "Snake Drive")
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Other Works:

Album: "Bad Luck City" (Fat Possum Records) See more »

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Spent most of his life working as a sharecropper and fisherman in the hills of northern Mississippi. See more »



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