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Genuine Negro Jig [CD]

Carolina Chocolate Drops Audio CD
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With their 2010 Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig—which garnered a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy last year—the Carolina Chocolate Drops proved that the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music they’d so scrupulously researched and passionately performed could be a living, breathing, ever-evolving sound. Starting with material culled from the ... Read more in Amazon's Carolina Chocolate Drops Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Jan 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B002U33GQU
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Peace Behind The Bridge 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Trouble In Your Mind 2:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hit 'Em Up Style 3:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cornbread And Butterbeans 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Snowden's Jig [Genuine Negro Jig] 3:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Why Don't You Do Right? 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cindy Gal 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Kissin' And Cussin' 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sandy Boys 2:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Reynadine 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Trampled Rose 4:370.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops explore a near-forgotten brand of banjo-driven string-band music originating more than a century ago in the foothills of North Carolina, the Piedmont region where band members Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson were raised.

In Genuine Negro Jig, the Carolina Cholcolate Drops revive old standards, introduce new songs and reimagine contemporary hits from other artists in their own soulful style.

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Produced by legendary Joe Henry. Young string band that started out a few years back on the tiny Music Maker record label. Awesome, and trendy. - Digipak. JUSTIN ROBINSON - fiddle/autoharp/voc, RHIANNON GIDDENS - bjo/kazoo/voc, DON FLEMONS -gtr/voc/jug/bones, SULE GREG WILSON - tamb/frame drum set.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If your feet can tap, they'll tap to this 11 Oct 2010
By Peter Reeve VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The Carolina Chocolate Drops bring us a revival of a black string-band tradition that originated in the Piedmont region of the Carolinas in the nineteenth century. This tradition was a strong influence in popular music both in America and Britain in the early part of the last century but has now fallen into neglect.

Not one of the 12 tracks on this album is a miss. It gets off to a lively start with an ideal scene-setting instrumental, Peace Behind the Bridge, with fiddle, banjo and bones. The title track is actually renamed Snowden's Jig on the album, in honor of the Snowden family, from whom the tune was probably originally collected, back in the 1800s. It is another instrumental - syncopated, slow and haunting.

Reynadine is the track closest to the older British ballad tradition that forms an important part of this music's heritage. Fragmentary and mysterious, it may date back not much earlier than 1800, and exists in several versions. It is here sung a cappella by Rhiannon Giddens, and very beautiful it is, too. It showcases her wonderful voice better than any other track, and it's no surprise to learn that she was opera trained.

Hit 'em Up Style and Trampled Rose add contemporary influences into the mix, so that the collection comes across as a revived but continuing, living tradition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lost Tradition Found 21 Jun 2010
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The Applachians have always been associated with blue grass and the white music of the lost provinces of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge mountains. Slave labour was as useful in the mountains as the Mississippi Delta and by the mid 19th century there was a considerable black musical presence in North Carolina and Virginia which drew on the Scots and Irish music traditions as their African roots. The Carolina Chocolate Drops are superbly gifted musicians who bring alive this tradition along with rag-time blue grass and traditional British folk tunes. 'Snowden's Jig' (the genuine negro jig of the title) dates from Appalachia 1850 and sits comfortably with the up tempo novelty song 'Cornbread and Butterbeans', the 1920s torch song 'Why Don't You Do Right' and Papa Charlie Jackson's rag 'Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine.'

This is not prissy perfect musical homage to a dead tradition but a vibrant reinterpretation of fabulous roots music. Just listen to 'Peace Behind the Bridge' or 'Hit 'em Up Style' if you need convincing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff but their concert was better 28 Jan 2010
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I bought this CD after attending their show in Glasgow. What a tremendous performance that was - exquisite skills, yet modest in manner and relaxed with the audience whom they encouraged to sing along, dance, or whatever. Superb entertainers as well as superb musicians. As an encore, encouraged by a standing ovation, the main vocalist, Rhiannon Giddens, knocked the socks off the locals with a high intensity rendition of Gaelic mouth music. Anyway, back to the CD. Glad I bought it - several of the tracks were in the Glasgow show and will help remind me of it. The recordings I suppose are technically excellent, but they do not capture the delightful stage presence and charm of this trio. Jump at any chance to see them in action, and failing that, buy their CDs!
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5.0 out of 5 stars joy of just living 20 Sep 2010
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This wonderful CD guaranteed to make you dance around your kitchen trying to reach anything you can to make a musical instrument so that you can join in their joy of just living. At one time
we had four generations bouncing around the kitchen including Great Grandma who went out of the room briefly to come back with a washboard and wooden spoon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine Negro jig 6 Mar 2012
By kng
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Great Album really liked it and am hooked on hearing more. Thank you Paul Jones of Radio 2 for playing them in the first place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must-hear music 20 Jan 2011
By Pablo
Format:Audio CD
Saw this band recently on a Sky re-run of the Cambridge Folk Festival where they were simply incredible (as by the way was Seasick Steve). You cannot help but love this music.
If you've never listened to this genre before then this is THE place to start.

Try Seasick Steve too..........I guarantee you will tap your feet and feel joyful with both artists
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4.0 out of 5 stars real foot-tapping stuff 9 Dec 2010
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Saw this group on the Andrew Marr Sunday morning show. Went to the computer and ordered the album there and then. Utterly simple backings, sometimes none at all, rhythmic, happy, sad, it's got the lot. I love it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Music !! 28 Aug 2010
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This is excellent!! A great blend of high-octane playing and very good singing. One to listen to again and again because it gets better...
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