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Fat Possum Records

R. L. Burnside - Ass Pocket of Whiskey

$38.00

Fat Possum Records

R. L. Burnside - Ass Pocket of Whiskey

$38.00

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A Ass Pocket of Whiskey is the seventh studio album by the American Mississippi Hill Country Bluesman R.L. Burnside and the American punk blues band Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, originally released in 1996.

"Together, Burnside and the Blues Explosion make raw, scintillating, unvarnished blues that positively burns." - AllMusic

About R.L Burnside:

North Mississippi guitarist R.L. Burnside was one of the paragons of state-of-the-art Delta juke joint blues. The guitarist, singer and songwriter was born November 23, 1926 in Oxford, MS, and made his home in Holly Springs, in the hill country above the Delta. He lived most of his life in the Mississippi hill country, which, unlike the Delta region, consists mainly of a lot of small farms.

He learned his music from his neighbor, Fred McDowell, and the highly rhythmic style that Burnside plays is evident in McDowell’s recording as well. Despite the otherworldly country-blues sounds put down by Burnside and his family band, known as the Sound Machine, his other influences are surprisingly contemporary: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins. But Burnside’s music is pure country Delta juke joint blues, heavily rhythm-oriented and played with a slide. - Fat Possum

About the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: 

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is an American alternative rock trio, formed in 1991 and based in New York City, New York. The band consists of Judah Bauer on guitar, backing vocals, harmonica and occasional lead vocals, Russell Simins on drums and Jon Spencer on vocals, guitar and theremin. Their musical style is largely rooted in rock and roll although it draws influences from punk, blues, garage, rockabilly, soul, noise rock, rhythm and blues and hip hop. They have released seven official studio albums, collaborative records with Dub Narcotic Sound System and R.L. Burnside as well as numerous singles, out-take albums, compilations, remix albums and, in 2010, a series of expanded reissues.

Throughout the course of their career this experimental sound and occasionally unconventional recording techniques has allowed the band to work with a number of diverse artists including Elliott Smith, Beck, Solomon Burke, Steve Albini, Martina Topley-Bird and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys. - Wiki

  

Item description:        

Artist:

R. L. Burnside

Title:

Ass Pocket of Whiskey

Label:

Fat Possum Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180gram

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2009 | Original issue: 1996 (on compact disc)

Genre:

Blues, Rock

Style:

Blues Rock, Delta Blues, Modern Electric Blues

Catalog No:

FP1026-1

Condition:

New