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Carolina Chocolate Drops
Genuine Negro Jig (Vinyl - 1LPw/Bonus CD)

After two self-recorded independent releases, CCD chose to work with producer Joe Henry on Genuine Negro Jig. As with his production on Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi, Henry emphasizes simplicity, clarity, interaction; with its striking lack of studio frills, the emphasis is on the spirit of these performances, which are often as intense as they are exhilarating. Uptempo numbers like live-show favorite "Cornbread and Butterbeans" and "Sandy Boys" are immediate standouts, though slow-burning, moody tracks like "Kissin' and Cussin'" and "Snowden's Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)" prove to be downright haunting. The versatile Giddens performs the Celtic-style balladry of "Reynadine" acapella; she's equally convincing taking lead on a brilliant recasting of the 2001 Blu Cantrell R&B-dance hit, "Hit ‘Em Up Style " Genuine Negro Jig starts out with the specific but winds up with the universal; this is music that has literally traveled continents and centuries to achieve a brand new relevance, a shared history still in the making.

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After two self-recorded independent releases, CCD chose to work with producer Joe Henry on Genuine Negro Jig. As with his production on Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi, Henry emphasizes simplicity, clarity, interaction; with its striking lack of studio frills, the emphasis is on the spirit of these performances, which are often as intense as they are exhilarating. Uptempo numbers like live-show favorite "Cornbread and Butterbeans" and "Sandy Boys" are immediate standouts, though slow-burning, moody tracks like "Kissin' and Cussin'" and "Snowden's Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)" prove to be downright haunting. The versatile Giddens performs the Celtic-style balladry of "Reynadine" acapella; she's equally convincing taking lead on a brilliant recasting of the 2001 Blu Cantrell R&B-dance hit, "Hit ‘Em Up Style " Genuine Negro Jig starts out with the specific but winds up with the universal; this is music that has literally traveled continents and centuries to achieve a brand new relevance, a shared history still in the making.

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01 Peace Behind The Bridge
02 Trouble In Your Mind
03 Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine
04 Hit 'Em Up Style
05 Cornbread And Butterbeans
06 Snowden's Jig [Genuine Negro Jig]

01 Why Don't You Do Right?
02 Cindy Gal
03 Kissin' And Cussin'
04 Sandy Boys
05 Reynadine
06 Trampled Rose