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Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

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Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down

Current Status:
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R.L. Burnside
Blues, Indie Rock

We gave it a B

On Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down, his first album since 1998’s Come On In, the legendary bluesman R. L. Burnside returns to a straightforward John Lee Hooker/”Mississippi” Fred McDowell style, yet still incorporates the turntable scratches and ambient beats that made him an indie-rock hero. While the 73-year-old does nothing to the classic ”Chain of Fools,” he’s chilling on the autobiographical songs, including ”R.L.’s Story,” which vividly recounts the Chicago murders of his father, uncle, and brothers. B