If you’re already a Burnside fan, you’ve heard every tune on this CD. Produced by blues scholar David Evans in Memphis, the sessions — which yielded " Bad Luck City " and " Sound Machine Groove " — have been licensed frequently, and the rest of the disc, mostly live recordings from a club in Phoenix, are not among Burnside’s best performances. For those, you need to dig into the recordings issued by the Fat Possum label, especially Too Bad Jim and the live Burnside on Burnside.
What’s presented here is a blatant attempt by the usually reputable Hightone label to cash in on Burnside’s relative popularity with an inferior release. The album’s saving grace, apart from his usual warm presence, is its four examples of his goofy sense of humor. There’s a grade-school Mississippi joke (one of Burnside’s staple stories, it involves stuttering and adultery), a backwoods yarn about critters and whiskey, and the title track, which skewers the rebel-flag-bearing state’s racist history. All of which makes this one for hardcore fans only.