Carolina Chocolate Drops – Leaving Eden

Sometimes we forget that before all this technology used in music it was possible to make quality stuff without knobs, pedals and buttons. Carolina Chocolate Drops prove that strings and jugs are all you really need to make good music.  Good music that provokes plenty of dancing. To capture the feeling that you are listening to a live band the songs on the album were recorded in one take with all the musicians in one room. Just like it would happen if they were performing live on stage. The energy of a live show translates. Black American music of the 1920s and 1930s is the musical crop they harvest. Though it is blues music of almost a century ago that is the inspiration it still has a modern feel to it. Filled with guitars, cello, banjos, fiddle, and even a beat boxer this equals music that you would have found at a hootenanny. There is only 45 minutes of music despite the fact that there are 15 tracks.  There is no fooling around here. They get down and dirty quickly.

Track Listing:

  1.  1) Riro’s House
  1. 2) Kerr’s Negro Jig
  1. 3) Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man?
  1. 4) Boodle-de-bum-bum
  2. 5) Country Girl
  1. 6) Run Mountain
  1. 7) Leaving Eden
  1. 8) Read ‘em John
  1. 9) Mahalla

10)  West End Blues

11)  Po’ Black Sheep

12)  I Truly Understand That You Love Another Man

13)  No Man’s Mama

14)  Brigg’s Corn Shucking Jig/Camptown Hornpipe

15)  Pretty Bird

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