A Ass Pocket of Whiskey

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A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
Studio album by R. L. Burnside and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Released 18 June 1996
Recorded Lunati Farms, Holly Springs, Mississippi, 6 February 1996
Genre Punk blues
Length 41:28
Label Matador
Producer Matthew Johnson
R.L. Burnside chronology
Too Bad Jim
(1994)Too Bad Jim1994
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
Mr. Wizard
(1997)Mr. Wizard1997
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
(1994) Orange1994
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
(1996) A Ass Pocket of Whiskey1996
Now I Got Worry
(1996) Now I Got Worry1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [2]

A Ass Pocket of Whiskey is the seventh studio album by the American Mississippi Hill Country Bluesman R.L. Burnside and the American punk blues band Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, released on Matador Records on 18 June 1996.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by R.L. Burnside, Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell Simins (except where otherwise noted).

  1. "Goin' Down South"
  2. "Boogie Chillen" (John Lee Hooker)
  3. "Poor Boy"
  4. "2 Brothers"
  5. "Snake Drive" (Burnside)
  6. "Shake 'Em On Down" (Bukka White (although the album credits the song to 'Burnside')
  7. "Criminal Inside Me"
  8. "Walkin' Blues" (Son House (although the album credits the song to 'Burnside')
  9. "Tojo Told Hitler"
  10. "Have You Ever Been Lonely?"


  • R.L. Burnside - vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Brown - guitar
  • Judah Bauer - guitar, harmonica, vocals, Casio SK-1
  • Russell Simins - drums
  • Jon Spencer - guitar, vocals, drums, theremin