Cedric Burnside – I Be Trying (Vinyl LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2021

Label:  Single Lock Records


Track List

Side A

  1. The World Can Be So Cold
  2. Step in
  3. I Be Trying
  4. You Really Love Me
  5. Love Is the Key
  6. Keep on Pushing
  7. Gotta Look Out

Side B

  1. Pretty Flowers
  2. What Makes Me Think
  3. Bird Without a Feather
  4. Hands Off That Girl
  5. Get Down
  6. Love You Forever



2021 album from two-time Grammy nominee Cedric Burnside

Critically-acclaimed  Mississippi Hill Country blues artist

I Be Trying might be the title of the new record from two-time Grammy nominee Cedric Burnside, but it’s also a mission statement in an era when plenty of us have discovered what “the blues” really means. Recorded over three days at Royal Studios in Memphis (the home studio of Al Green and Hi Records in the ’60s and ’70s), this album is the ultimate statement of purpose for a critically-acclaimed artist who has proudly carried the mantle of Mississippi Hill Country blues around the world.

Throughout 13 tracks, Burnside delivers his bruised but unfettered truth over blistering guitar and deep pocket drums — a sound birthed in his soul but developed and perfected on the road. But no matter how far he travels, the righteous sound he makes could only come from one place. I Be Trying is the sound of modern Mississippi.

Produced by second-generation Memphis soul trailblazer Boo Mitchell (“Uptown Funk”) and featuring guest appearances from Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) and Zac Cockrell (Brittany Howard), I Be Trying takes the sound that Burnside learned from his grandfather, blues legend R.L. Burnside, and reinterprets it into a modern, bold Black American sound that expands the sonic landscape while respecting and honoring it’s roots.

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