R.L. Burnside – A Ass Pocket of Whiskey [2005] (CD, US)

22 August 2005 Fat Possum 1026-2
01. Goin’ Down South
02. Boogie Chillen
03. Poor Boy
04. 2 Brothers
05. Snake Drive
06. Shake ‘Em On Down
07. The Criminal Inside Me
08. Walkin’ Blues
09. Tojo Told Hitler
10. Have You Ever Been Lonely?
R.L. Burnside - A Ass Pocket of Whiskey [2005] (CD, US)
NOTES:
Fat Possum edition reissued in 2005. Originally released by Matador Records on on CD and vinyl.

This album is a collaboration between the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, R.L. Burnside and Kenny Brown recorded on the “afternoon of 2-6-96 at Lunati Farms in Holly Springs, MS.”

The musical arrangements used on 2 Brothers and Tojo Told Hitler were also used on the song Cool Vee released by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on the 2Kindsa Love UK CD single, a Cool Vee French Promo CD and the Japanese release of Now I Got Worry.

Have You Ever Been Lonely? is based on Vacuum of Loneliness originally released on the 1992 self-titled album.

An mp3 of 20 Miles covering Goin’ Down South was available on judah-bauer.com.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion also collaborated with R.L. Burnside on the songs Alice May and Highway 7 released on his 1997 album Mr Wizard.

SONG CREDITS:
Vocals/Guitar: R.L. Burnside
Guitar: Kenny Brown
Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals/Casio SK-1: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Guitar/Vocals/Drums/Theremin: Jon Spencer

Recorded on the afternoon of 2-6-96 at Lunati Farms in Holly Springs, MS.

Produced: Matthew Johnson
Recorded: Bruce Watson
Mixed/Sequenced at Waterworks, Tuscon, AZ by Jim Waters and Judah Bauer
Assisted by Saylor Breckenridge

01. Goin’ Down South
Writer: Burnside
Published: Mocking Bird Music (BMI)

02. Boogie Chillen
Writer: Hooker
Published: Duchess Music (BMI)

03. Poor Boy
Writer: Burnside/Explosion

04. 2 Brothers
Writer: Burnside/Explosion

05. Snake Drive
Writer: Burnside
Published: Mockingbird Music (BMI)

06. Shake ‘Em On Down
Writer: Burnside

07. The Criminal Inside Me
Writer: Burnside/Explosion

08. Walkin’ Blues
Writer: Burnside
Published: Mocking Bird Music (BMI)

09. Tojo Told Hitler
Writer: Burnside/Explosion

10. Have You Ever Been Lonely?
Writer: Burnside/Spencer/Explosion

SLEEVE NOTES:
There isn’t a man in town with good sense who’d try to argue with Robert Palmer about chaos. “Chaos, chance, charm and luck are a primary Blues paradigm, of course, and a late-twentieth-century scientific paradigm as well. The Chaos Theory of post-relativity psychics tells us of Strange Attractors – inexplicable higher order functions that provide a kind of boundary or shape or structural dynamic for chaotic systems – and this fits R.L. as well. The essential character of R.L.’s is chaos-on-wheels; spreading sonic waves of sex and mayhem around our planet.”
R.L.’s a Strange Attractor. he’s a .999 fine. 24 karat. 180 proof. 100% pure-Higher-Order function. He’s what’s needed; and it’s about time. We need a man we can count on. count on to yell fire in a crowded theater, wave a pistol in a crowded juke.”He’s the Blues walking like a man: the living personification of a guitar moan and a back door slam.” R.L. doesn’t have time for any nonsense; his plate is full. So. close your eyes. put your arms in front of your face (if you still care) and prepare to be Burnsided into stark oblivion by A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey.”

“Special Thanks – Helen, Jay, Marty, Dale, Peter, Lori, Chris, Boche, Gibson Guitars”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Cover Art: Derek Hess
Large R.L. Photo: Jim Herrington

BARCODE: [unknown]

MATRIX: [unknown]

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