R.L. Burnside - Sound Machine Groove

Double 2LP 180 Gram Black Vinyl Records Reissue

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Sound Machine Groove is the debut studio album by American blues musician R.L. Burnside, originally released in 1981 via High Water Recording Company.

Recorded by folklorist David Evans in 1979 and 1980, these are Burnside's first recordings with electric guitar and also his first with a band. That band was the Sound Machine, a band he literally created himself out of members of his own family, blending raw Mississippi blues with soul, funk, R&B, contemporary beats and other urban flavours to make a marvellous amalgam of his own.

Contemporary beats and modern themes like "Bad Luck City", "Searching for My Baby", "Can't Let You Go" and "Sound Machine Groove" sit nicely alongside slower, traditional material like "Going Down South" and "Begged for a Nickel”, while R.L.'s duets with drummer Calvin Jackson on "Goin' Away Baby" and "Long Haired Doney" show a marvellous empathy and interplay.

Especially notable is a version of "Sitting On Top Of The World" with Burnside on slide guitar that, with Jackson's help, neatly evokes the sound and feel of a fife and drum band.

Although Burnside became the darling of the blues crowd and hailed as something of an overnight success, one listen to this album tells you he was already forging a new chapter in the Mississippi blues tradition with these recordings

This double album 2LP record set is a 2016 reissue on 180 gram black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with remastered audio, pressed in the US via High Water Records.

(097037372217)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Shake, Little Baby

3:25

A2

Rolling And Tumbling

2:54

A3

Bad Luck City

4:32

A4

Going Down South

3:25

B1

Sound Machine Groove

3:33

B2

Sitting On Top Of The World

3:50

B3

Begged For A Nickel

4:37

C1

Can't Let You Go

4:50

C2

Jumper Hanging Out On The Line

3:10

C3

Searching For My Baby

6:02

D1

Long Haired Doney

3:44

D2

Pretty Woman

2:50

D3

Goin' Away, Baby

4:12

SKU 097037372217
Record Label High Water Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number HWX3722
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 14 April 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1981
Barcode # 097037372217
Shipping Weight 0.5600kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Remastered Audio, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Format VINYL LP

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