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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig $15.00


"The hottest thing to hit the old-time music community in decades." -NPR, Weekend Edition Nonesuch Records' label debut of North Carolina based string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops!

Produced by critically acclaimed recording artist and 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 Butterbeans" and "Trouble in Your Mind."

Genuine Negro Jig is the band's fourth record; their 2007 release, Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind, was praised by Paste for "bravely and expertly reclaiming the string band tradition for modern African-American culture," while NPR's Weekend Edition calls the band "the hottest thing to hit the old-time music community in decades."


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