Inspired by John Lee Hooker's '50s hit "Boogie Chillun'," R.L. began singing
blues and playing guitar. In addition to the Hooker 45 rpm there were other
local forces that influenced R.L as well, such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and
In 1997 R.L. released Mr. Wizard, Fat Possum's debut record on their new
distribution label Epitaph. The album featured R.L's hardcore touring mates,
grandson Cedric Burnside and adopted son Kenny Brown.
1. Over The Hill
2. Alice Mae
3. Georgia Women
4. Snake Drive
5. Rollin' And Tumblin'
6. Out On The Road
7. Highway 7
8. Tribute To Fred
9. You Gotta Move