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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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Footloose Soundtrack
Bullet to the Head Soundtrack
The Reaping Soundtrack


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Alice Mae Burnside  (his death)

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