R.L. Burnside was on that long list of people it never occurred to me to look for online, until I ran into that video below. It lead to a nice diversion and a few songs I hadn't heard. If Burnside's name conjures up thoughts of a certain former collaborator from NYC, maybe a couple of his earliest cuts will rid you of that association.
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R.L. Burnside - Poor Black Mattie mp3 at Article 11 (late 60s)
R.L. Burnside - Just Like a Bird Without a Feather mp3 at Article 11 (late 60s)
R.L. Burnside - Nothin' Man mp3 at Review Stalker
R.L. Burnside at Wikipedia