A new CD from the Carolina Chocolate Drops is coming in February! It’s called “Genuine Negro Jig” (a front-runner for album title of the decade).
Follow this link to Nonesuch Records to see the track listing.
The album was produced by Joe Henry, the Daniel Lanois of the new millennium. He has produced Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Aimee Mann, Solomon Burke and other top talents.
All the critics love Joe Henry, which means “Genuine Negro Jig” will get lots of attention. So 2010 could be a breakout year for the Chocolate Drops. They’ll get on Letterman or “The Tonight Show” for sure.
If you haven’t seen my previous posts about this band and wonder why I’m excited, check out the video below. It was recorded three months ago at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.