Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Best news I’ve heard today.

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.


estiv said...

They were on the Jools Holland show not long ago -- they have to travel to Britain to get on TV. Which says something about our networks.

D W JazzLover said...

Thank you, I like!!

bklyn6 said...

I'm singing "Starry Crown" in my head. :-)

Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

Saw them on "Tavis Smiley" a couple of month's back. They deserve to be mega-successful.

maria said...

hey, did you see my post to your FB wall a couple of weeks ago about joe henry doing a project with harry belafonte? i had a link to a KCRW interview.

Anonymous said...

its so refreshing to hear MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS. like a cool breeze after a summer rain.

To bad some the american populace have been bamboozled into believing that showing your ass and shaking your wig means talent. oh well. Thank you ubm!