A Bothered Mind was the R.L. Burnside’s final album, recorded the year before his death. You sure wouldn’t guess it from the sound of it, though. You wouldn’t guess that Burnside’s doctor had told him to knock it off with the drinking and he was having trouble playing as he used to. Blues musicians just keep on knockin’ until they knock on over, I guess. Burnside, for one, played with the burning enthusiasm of a successful man with decades of failure and obscurity to make up for.