Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig Dropped February 16, Now Available from Music Maker

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig

“The hottest thing to hit the old-time music community in decades.” -NPR, Weekend Edition

Nonesuch Records releases the label debut of North Carolina–based string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops on February 16, 2010. Pre-order with Music Maker today!

The new album from NC-based string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops is finally here! Genuine Negro Jig, released on February 16th, is the band’s debut album on Nonesuch Records.

Produced by critically acclaimed recording artist/songwriter Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello, Solomon Burke), Genuine Negro Jig features string band interpretations of Blu Cantrell’s beat-box driven R&B single “Hit ‘Em Up Style” and Tom Waits’ “Trampled Rose,” as well as a pair of original compositions, alongside such traditional tracks as “Cornbread and Butter Beans” and “Trouble in Your Mind.”

It is the band’s fourth record; their 2007 release with Music Maker, Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind, was praised by Paste for “bravely and expertly reclaiming the string band tradition for modern African-American culture.”

Be one of the first to own such an exciting and unique album.
Order now through Music Maker’s online store.

Track Listing: 1/Peace Behind the Bridge 2/Trouble in Your Mind 3/Your Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine 4/Hit ‘Em Up Style 5/Cornbread and Butterbeans 6/Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig) 7/Why Don’t You Do Right? 8/Cindy Gal 9/Kissin’ and Cussin’ 10/Sandy Boys 11/Reynadine 12/Trampled Rose

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