Carolina Chocolate Drops’ ‘Genuine Negro Jig’

Carolina Chocolate Drops’ ‘Genuine Negro Jig’ is their fourth album released on February 16, 2010 by Nonesuch,

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Track Listing : 1.Peace Behind The Bridge (Etta Baker) – 02:34 . 2.Trouble In Your Mind (Traditional) – 02:55 . 3.Your Baby Ain’T Sweet Like Mine (Charlie Jackson, Dom Flemons) – 03:00 . 4.Hit ‘Em Up Style (Dallas Austin) – 03:56 . 5.Cornbread And Butterbeans (Traditional) – 03:10 . 6.Snowden’S Jig (Genuine Negro Jig) (Traditional) – 03:53 . 7.Why Don’T You Do Right? (Kansas Joe Mccoy) – 03:36 . 8.Cindy Gal (Traditional) – 02:28 . 9.Kissin’ And Cussin’ (Justin Robinson) – 03:21 . 10.Sandy Boys (Traditional) – 02:25 . 11.Reynadine (Traditional) – 02:37 . 12.Trampled Rose (Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits) – 04:36

Musicians : The Carolina Chocolate Drops – Band . Dom Flemons – 4-String Banjo, Arranger, Composer, Drums (Bass), Foot Percussion, Guitar, Jug, Throat Singing, Vocals . Rhiannon Giddens – 5-String Banjo, Arranger, Fiddle, Kazoo, Vocals . Justin Robinson – Arranger, Autoharp, Beat Box, Composer, Fiddle, Foot Percussion, Handclapping, Vocals . Sule Greg Wilson – Frame Drum, Percussion, Tambourine

Production : Produced By Joe Henry . Ryan Freeland – Engineer, Mixing . Robert C. Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Jules Arthur – Paintings . Julie Roberts – Photography . Barbara De Wilde – Design

Recorded 2009.

Released On February 16, 2010 By Nonesuch.

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Blogcritics
My first listen to this release had me convinced halfway through the opening selection, but it was Rhiannon Giddens version of “Reynadine” that totally knocked me out. I felt compelled to switch on ‘repeat,’ allowing the song to take up the better part of half an hour […]

BBC
An extraordinary and stylish history lesson of an album.For the most part this album’s an unashamedly foot-stomping countrified fiddle-and-banjo racketand with it the trio reclaim what is usually assumed to be exclusively hillbilly property. But this historic black style is mountain music with something more, as these 12 tracks show how it fits between the European quadrilles and the Anglo/Celtic folk that came across the Atlantic […]

PopMatters
Though the music is not without personality, it is never overwhelmed by hints of the players’ modern origins. I’m far too cynical about the deluded cultural discourse over authenticity to call it “authentic”, but the truth is close enough to that idea. […]

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