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buggin
Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:43 pm Reply with quote
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went and saw the drops at wdvx..watcha bose know bout dat memphis shakedown
http://www.knoxnews.com/videos/detail/carolina-chocolate-drops-performing-memphis-shaked/
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GumboStu
Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:15 pm Reply with quote
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It's an old Memphis Jug Band tune, and as this review says

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any disc which includes the disciplined insanity of Memphis Shakedown has got to be a good thing



It's available on this 4 CD set, curiously titled Memphis Shakedown Very Happy

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Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:42 pm Reply with quote
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there's a 32kbps mp3 of Memphis Shakedown at juneberry 78s

about 2/3 down the page

ain't it a wonderful web Wink

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Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:00 pm Reply with quote
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yea they said it was a memphis jug band tune they started playing it after playing a show for one of them to get a headstone or something like that she is killer on that kazoo
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Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:42 am Reply with quote
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Yep she sounds great there. I'm going to try the vid again today. It kept stopping after 20secs yesterday.

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buggin
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:14 pm Reply with quote
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yea i don't know why it does that sometimes i just let it take its time and not screw with it too much and will finally go...
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GumboStu
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:37 pm Reply with quote
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Finally - and well worth the wait - that was kick ass Kazooing. Laughing

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Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 3:52 pm Reply with quote
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The Carolina Chocolate Drops are set to be involved in a Mississippi Sheiks Tribute album. Other artists contributing include Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters.

http://www.herohill.com/2008/05/mississippi-sheiks-tribute-album.htm

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Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:11 pm Reply with quote
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They oughta get Willie to do Shooting High Dice for it...

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Kitty
Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:15 pm Reply with quote
*Mrs. Kitty* Joined: 23 Oct 2006 Posts: 2344 Location: Durham, NC
I picked up their European release at MerleFest and got them all to autograph it too.... really nice. And you want to hear Rhiannon doing some beautiful singing... she was in a stage production in Greensboro and she did three seasons. I have a Christmas recording - and her signing O HOly Night freakin brings tears to my eyes. She was trained as a opera singer....
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Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:55 am Reply with quote
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the gal's drippin' with talent - that's for sure.
I think i'd like to hear that O Holy Night....

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Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:30 am Reply with quote
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chocolate drops..
4/25/08 Watson, MerleFest, NC
ready to sample/buy at festivalink.net

BUY MP3 $10.95
BUY FLAC $15.95
BUY CD $17.95

DISC ONE
30 second preview clips:
Memphis Shakedown 4:09
Cornbread And Butter Beans 4:17
Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind 2:22
John Henry 3:53
Old Joe Clark 2:38
Georgie Buck 3:24
I Shall Not Be Moved 2:32
Old Corn Liquor 4:00
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad 3:19
TOTAL RUNNING TIME 30:34

http://flink.livedownloads.com/show.asp?show=2516
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kg
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:23 am Reply with quote
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Link

Five questions with Dom Flemons, Carolina Chocolate Drops guitarist, banjoist
January 29, 2009

They're young players of old-time music. The Carolina Chocolate Drops consists of North Carolina natives Rhiannon Giddens (banjo) and Justin Robinson (fiddle), with Arizona transplant Dom Flemons (guitar, banjo) rounding out the trio. Don't be surprised if these ultra-gifted string-band players turn out to be one of the breakout acts at this year's Ann Arbor Folk Festival. The group plays both Friday and Saturday night at the fest, the event that's generally considered metro Detroit's top folk gathering of the year. The Drops' Dom Flemons recently spoke to the Free Press as he was traveling to a gig in Atlanta.

QUESTION: As you're out touring the country, do you sense that there is a true roots music revival going on?

ANSWER: I have been feeling that to some degree, but I'm not completely sure. So far, I see a lot of people interested in it, and more people are coming out and getting active in it. As to whether there will be a full-on rebirth, it'll take a few more years to see if this is going to be a gigantic revival. There has been a generational shift in America, a shift where there has been a new fusion of all styles of music.

Q: Where does your interest in playing African-American string-band music come from?

A: I started off playing on the street and did a lot of '60s folk: Dave Van Ronk, Dylan, Mississippi John Hurt, Roscoe Holcomb, Taj Mahal, Koerner and Glover. That led to the Beatles and Rolling Stones, Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry. I started playing all that stuff and then started playing older stuff; there was always a link back to something older.

Our repertoire includes a lot of fiddle and banjo music, old-time blues. Some old-time jazz and country (are) in there along with a couple of surprises. There are different parts of the American song form mixed and weaved together.

Q: Do you have plans to release a new album soon?

A: We recently were in Pasadena working on a new album that will be released on the Nonesuch label. We're hoping it'll be out this fall. They're a great company, having been associated with Elektra Records and the famous Explorer series.

Q: Who produced the album?

A: We worked with (onetime metro Detroiter) Joe Henry at his home studio. We were talking producers, and his name came up along with Tchad Blake, and it came down to those two. Tchad was living in Wales, and none of us wanted to go there. Plus we looked at some of Joe Henry's credits, and that alone was enough for us to say yes. He's produced Solomon Burke, Bettye LaVette and Allen Toussaint, just really amazing records that are all so natural sounding. Everything he's done has not been tampered with in an unmusical, unnatural way.

The music flowed when we were working with him. It was a wonderful experience at the Garfield house. (Henry's residence in South Pasadena, Calif., was once that of President James Garfield).

Q: Can you name a musician or two who has been particularly important to you in terms of being an influence or a mentor?

A: Taj Mahal is an absolutely wonderful person. He's a legend in his own right and has been very, very supportive of us; there's nothing better than to have the support of someone we trust and respect. Joe Thompson is a 90-year old fiddler from North Carolina who we've met and learned a lot from, and there's Mike Seeger, who worked in the New Lost City Ramblers for years. He's been very open with everything he's done and has been so awesome with all of us. A number of folkies and scholars have been open with their time and resources, letting us be a part of their community. It's nice to be inspired by people who've done this work all their lives. It's mind-blowing!

By Martin Bandyke,

Free Press special writer

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Kitty
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:15 pm Reply with quote
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Looking forward to seeing CCD in Carrboro NC tomorrow night! They have just started touring again after the birth of Rhiannon's little girl in early June and their calendar is packed. Can't wait!!
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Chigger
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:56 pm Reply with quote
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Love 'em. Badazz show.

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Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:29 pm Reply with quote
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Kitty wrote:
Looking forward to seeing CCD in Carrboro NC tomorrow night! They have just started touring again after the birth of Rhiannon's little girl in early June and their calendar is packed. Can't wait!!


If I weren't going to see the Felice Brothers I would be there with you Kitty!

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FolkRocker
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:16 pm Reply with quote
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I had the pleasure of working with Rhiannon Giddens over the summer for a week at the Augusta Heritage Center. She was a vocal week instructor and I got to talk to her one day while I shuttled her and her baby to her sound check. She is so nice and friendly and made me appreciate the CCD even more, they are defiantly a great band.
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Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:43 am Reply with quote
Raisin' a Ruckus Joined: 14 Jun 2008 Posts: 82 Location: huntsville AL
THAT CCD MERLEFEST ALBUM WITH BOB CARLIN AND JOE THOMPSON IS A MUST BUY.

its a really great listen
and for those learning old time banjo or fiddle its provides some easy first tunes to learn

the banjos are in open G
and the fiddles are tune cross G. GDGD
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trtle8819
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:01 am Reply with quote
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Can't wait to see 'em in October in Nashville!
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Kitty
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:14 pm Reply with quote
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Jumpin' Bean wrote:
Kitty wrote:
Looking forward to seeing CCD in Carrboro NC tomorrow night! They have just started touring again after the birth of Rhiannon's little girl in early June and their calendar is packed. Can't wait!!


If I weren't going to see the Felice Brothers I would be there with you Kitty!


Ya, I know you would be. And anyways - the recycling bin is full of boxes so no room for beer bottles and Smile
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GumboStu
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:59 pm Reply with quote
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the CCD are on this tribute (mentioned earlier in the thread) with a version of Sitting On Top Of The World

http://killbeatmusic.com/sheikstribute.html


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Kitty
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:04 am Reply with quote
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Great show last night... Definitely a hometown crowd. Good news out of the show include a new release at the beginning of next year AND a song book coming out this fall. They have been transcribing a lot of the traditional songs for fiddle and banjo.

John Dee Holeman did a short set before CCD went on. He was pretty amazing. Dom sat in a few songs with him.

Pics soon
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LonesomeRoad
Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:11 am Reply with quote
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excited to see them again!

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Kitty
Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:42 pm Reply with quote
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Today on All Things Considered.... the Carolina Chocolate Drops! Dom is playing the bones right now....

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123652457
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atomicpope
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:07 am Reply with quote
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I ordered the new CCD record last month from nonesuch. It came with a free download of the MP3s, plus a few live tracks. I got the MP3s in my mailbox last night, and I'm listening to it now. Good stuff! Glad to hear a studio version of Snowden's Jig. I have never been a huge fan of Hit 'em Up Style, but the studio version is pretty good.

I think you can still order it with the live MP3s from the nonesuch website.
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Kitty
Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:14 pm Reply with quote
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CCD is tearing it up! New album - - touring like crazy... and now this! FB has had a lot of great info today....

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Songbook | Music Maker Relief Foundation
www.musicmakerstore.org
8.5 by 10; four-color throughout; 34 pages plus cover; wiro-bound;beautiful enviro paper is 100 percent post-consumer fiber with soy ink; Barefoot Press. Pre-order now for shipment in early March.
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GumboStu
Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:02 pm Reply with quote
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there's a nice informal gig recorded in Brooklyn, last september

http://www.downhomeradioshow.com/2010/12/the-carolina-chocolate-drops-live-at-jalopy/

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:04 pm Reply with quote
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Anybody go see 'em @ the Mercy Lounge last nite? Saw they were playing, but it was last minute for me & I couldn't make it.

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:38 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 783 Location: Knawksville, TN
seen them last night in Knoxville. They were VERY good. I have seen them quite a few times, and left impressed, but last night i was completely blown away. THey have gotten even better than the last time I seen them.

The Low Anthem opened for them, and they were equally as amazing.

It was a great night of music!
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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:36 am Reply with quote
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I agree, Pope! Saw them the night before and great great show!

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