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Newport Folk Festival 2011: Carolina Chocolate Drops In Concert

From: NPR Music
Series: Newport Folk Festival 2011
Length: 55:09

The funky folk band performed at the Newport Folk Festival on July 31. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music for the recording. Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org.

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The following text is from the concert's story page on NPR Music:

Carolina Chocolate Drops' members met at the 2005 Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, N.C., and have spent the years since revitalizing and refreshing a glorious tradition of African-American string-band music. But this is no mere trio of nostalgia-miners: Members Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson are as likely to work with a progressive orchestra, or to reinvent Blu Cantrell's R&B hit "Hit 'Em Up Style," as they are to draw on old-time jug-band favorites. Hear the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops perform live at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List:

  • Georgia Buck
  • Short Life of Trouble
  • Didlbux
  • Baby Ain't Sweet
  • Dom
  • No Man's Mama
  • Briggs'
  • Run Mountain
  • I Truly Understand
  • Old Cat Died
  • Hit 'Em Up
  • Sourwood

Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 31.

Available for free to NPR member stations for broadcast, up to 2 times in 3 years. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org.

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Piece Description

The following text is from the concert's story page on NPR Music:

Carolina Chocolate Drops' members met at the 2005 Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, N.C., and have spent the years since revitalizing and refreshing a glorious tradition of African-American string-band music. But this is no mere trio of nostalgia-miners: Members Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson are as likely to work with a progressive orchestra, or to reinvent Blu Cantrell's R&B hit "Hit 'Em Up Style," as they are to draw on old-time jug-band favorites. Hear the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops perform live at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List:

  • Georgia Buck
  • Short Life of Trouble
  • Didlbux
  • Baby Ain't Sweet
  • Dom
  • No Man's Mama
  • Briggs'
  • Run Mountain
  • I Truly Understand
  • Old Cat Died
  • Hit 'Em Up
  • Sourwood

Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 31.

Available for free to NPR member stations for broadcast, up to 2 times in 3 years. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org.

Related Website

http://www.npr.org/series/newport-folk-festival/