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CEDRIC BURNSIDE AND LIGHTNIN’ MALCOLM -

2 MAN WRECKING CREW

2008-10-20

Cedric Burnside: drums and Lightnin’ Malcolm: guitar Deeply rooted in the rich musical legacy of Cedric's Grandfather, Legendary R.L. Burnside and JR. Kimbrough, Malcolm and Burnside create a unique sound of their own. All original music, drums , guitar, dual vocal harmonies fusing Soul, Hip-Hop, and Funk with electrifying Blues power that's contemporary and traditional at the same time This album is a new brand of blues that really has an edge for a younger crowd. This sound is what considered the “Delta Blues” and Cedric Burnside was actually along side Samuel L. Jackson in the movie “Black Snake Moan”. “2 Man Wrecking Crew” is what I would peg a “hip-hop blues” with a spice of soul and funk on top. Some noteworthy tracks that I like are (1) R.L. Burnside, (3) My Sweetheart, (5) “Don’t Just Sing about The Blues”, (10) She Don’t Love Me No More, (11) “World Full of Trouble” and (12) Mad Man Blues. Lightnin’ Malcolm’s guitar playing is phenomenal and I really enjoyed the harmonica on the tracks. The lyrical content is pretty simple and that’s commonplace with the blues genre but I was just amazed at the guitar and drums on these tracks. Overall “2 Man Wrecking Crew” is a great display of young blues musicians with a new sound for the younger generations. –Corey Jones Note: (13) Trying Not to Pull My Gun has references to drug use in the lyrics.

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