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Album: Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
# Song Title   Time
1)    Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
2)    Got Messed Up
3)    Miss Maybelle
4)    Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
5)    Too Many Ups
6)    Nothin' Man
7)    See What My Buddy Done
8)    My Eyes (Keep Me in Trouble)
9)    Bad Luck City
10)    Chain of Fools
11)    R.L.'s Story
12)    Black Mattie - (bonus track)
13)    Pucker Up Buttercup - (bonus track)
14)    Laugh To Keep From Cryin' - (bonus track)
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: R.L. Burnside (vocals); John Porter (guitar, mandolin, bass); Smokey Hormel, Rick Holmstrom, Kenny Brown (guitar); Johnny Dyer (harmonica, background vocals); Lynwood Slim (harmonica); Andy Kaulkin (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Martin Slattery, Tommy Eyre (Wurlitzer piano); Anthony Genn, Jeff Turmes (bass); Steve Mugallian (drums); Richard Flack (programming); Iki Levy, Brad Cook (loops); DJ Pete B, DJ Swamp (vinyl scratches); Janiva Magness, Billy Valentine (background vocals).
  • Producers: Andy Kaulkin, Anthony Genn, John Porter, Matthew Johnson, Iki Levy.
  • Engineers: Doug Messenger, Brad Cook, Joe McGrath.
  • Personnel: R.L. Burnside (vocals, guitar); John Porter (guitar, mandolin); Kenny Brown, Rick Holmstrom, Smokey Hormel (guitar); Johnny Dyer (harp, background vocals); Lynwood Slim (harp); Andy Kaulkin (piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Martin Slattery, Tommy Eyre (Wurlitzer organ); Steve Mugalian (drums); Richard Flack (programming); Iki Levy, Bradley Cook (loops); DJ Swamp, D.J. Pete B. (scratches); Janiva Magness, Billy Valentine (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixers: Iki Levy; Joe McGrath; John Porter; Richard Flack; Antony Genn.
  • Photographer: Matthew Johnson.
  • Arranger: R.L. Burnside .
  • Legendary bluesman turned unlikely indie-rock hero R.L. Burnside returns with a set that splits the difference between the Beck-derived post-modernisms of his previous COME ON IN and more traditional Delta stylings. Fortunately, Burnside is such a strong artist that he sounds equally at home with either approach.
  • The honkytonk-ish "My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble," for example, pairs mandolin with sampled drums. Blues purists will no doubt prefer the title track, an ancient-sounding near-field holler performed by Burnside and his adopted son Kenny Brown on acoustic guitar. Others will appreciate such highlights as the magnificently spooky version of Skip James' "Hard Time Killing Floor;" an astonishing guitar-driven re-imagining of Don Covay's "Chain of Fools;" and "Nothing Man," which chugs along on a great swampy groove like vintage Slim Harpo.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (11/3/00, p.83) - "...[He] returns to a straightforward John Lee Hooker/'Mississippi' Fred McDowell style, yet still incorporating the turntable scratches and ambient beats that made him an indie-rock hero..." - Rating: B

Magnet (1-2/01, p.81) - "...Guaranteed to raise more goosebumps than a Jeff Buckley record..."

Living Blues (7-8/01, p.15) - Rated as "Best New Blues Album of 2000" in LB's 2001 Critics' Awards.
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