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Playlist of Carolina Chocolate Drops

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops :: Full Session via Liveset

    27:04

    With their 2010 Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig—which garnered a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy last year—the Carolina Chocolate Drops have proved that their old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music has a living, breathing, ever-evolving sound. The New York Times has declared their live performance as an end-to-end display of excellence....

    This session was streamed from Esplanade Studios which opens to the public September 1, 2012.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Hit Em Up style HD

    4:30

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Hit 'Em Up Style at Mass MoCA 5/29/10

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops Cornbread and Butterbeans

    3:53

    Carolina Chocolate Drops performing Cornbread and Butterbeans at WDVX's Blue Plate Special. For more information on Carolina Chocolate Drops please visit For more information on WDVX's Blue Plate Special please visit more Blue Plate Special videos please visit Video by Talid Magdy/knoxnews.com

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops performing Hit Em Up Style

    5:07

    Carolina Chocolate Drops performing Hit 'Em Up Style at WDVX's Blue Plate Special. For more information on Carolina Chocolate Drops please visit For more information on WDVX's Blue Plate Special please visit more Blue Plate Special videos please visit Video by Talid Magdy/Knoxnews.com

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  • Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?

    3:47

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    Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man? · Carolina Chocolate Drops

    Leaving Eden

    ℗ 2012 Nonesuch Records

    Arranger: Adam Matta
    Writer: Cousin Emmy
    Arranger: Dom Flemons
    Arranger: Hubby Jenkins
    Arranger: Rhiannon Giddens

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Dont get trouble in you mind

    2:50

    «Later with Jools Holland» a TV show in the UK

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  • Carolina Cocolate Drops: Snowdens Jig

    3:18

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Snowden's Jig in an alleyway in Fresno CA with special guest Danny Slapjazz Barber. Enjoy!

    video by Tom Ciaburri



    Genuine Negro Jig
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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Your Baby Aint Sweet Like Mine HD

    5:34

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine
    live at Mass MoCA 5/29/10
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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig HD

    3:59

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Genuine Negro Jig live at Mass MoCA 5/29/10
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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Jackson - Mountain Jam VIII - 6/3/12

    3:42

    Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Jackson (Johnny & June Carter Cash Cover) at Mountain Jam VIII on Sunday, 6/3/12.

  • Sankofa: Reclaiming History: Carolina Chocolate Drops at TEDxUNC

    15:40

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops on Sankofa: Reclaiming History

    With their 2010 Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig—which garnered a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy last year—the Carolina Chocolate Drops proved that the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music they'd so scrupulously researched and passionately performed could be a living, breathing, ever-evolving sound. Starting with material culled from the Piedmont region of the Carolinas, they sought to freshly interpret this work, not merely recreate it, highlighting the central role African-Americans played in shaping our nation's popular music from its beginnings more than a century ago. The virtuosic trio's approach was provocative and revelatory. Their concerts, The New York Times declared, were an end-to-end display of excellence... They dip into styles of Southern black music from the 1920s and '30s—string-band music, jug-band music, fife and drum, early jazz—and beam their curiosity outward. They make short work of their instructive mission and spend their energy on things that require it: flatfoot dancing, jug playing, shouting.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops performing Memphis Shakedown

    3:34

    Carolina Chocolate Drops performing Memphis Shakedown at WDVX's Blue Plate Special. For more information on Carolina Chocolate Drops please visit For more information on WDVX's Blue Plate Special please visit more Blue Plate Special videos please visit Video by Talid Magdy/knoxnews.como

  • Gaelic Songs by Carolina Chocolate Drops

    4:34

    Paramount
    Bristol, TN
    July 15, 2012

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops: Milwaukee Blues

    2:43

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Milwaukee Blues live from the Folk Alley studios

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops Trouble in Your Mind Live at KDHX 9/26/09

    2:56

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Trouble in Your Mind at the Magnolia Avenue Studios of KDHX. St. Louis, Missouri. September 26, 2009. Video Roy Kasten. Sound by Andy Coco.

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  • Old Corn Likker | Carolina Chocolate Drops | Sound Tracks

    3:06

    Featuring Dom Flemons on the bones and Rhiannon Giddens on the 5-string banjo, Old Corn Likker was performed backstage exclusively for Quick Hits. This is a square dance song with Flemons calling out to the dancers and telling the story of a man who fell off a wagon and lost his hat due to some overindulgence in some homebrew alcohol.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops Dont Get Trouble In Your Mind // Gondola Sessions

    3:00

    Band: Carolina Chocolate Drops -
    Song: Don't Get Trouble In Your Mind
    Location: Aspen, CO -

    We have filmed a few string bands on the gondola (e.g. the Steep Canyon Rangers, Travelin' McCourys, The Deadly Gentlemen), but have never heard string music like this. The Carolina Chocolate Drops used the gondola as a time capsule to transport us back to the early 1900s with their signature sound as they all sang on this take of Don't Get Trouble In Your Mind.

    2nd song Pretty Little Girl With The Blue Dress On -

    Band Members:
    Rhiannon Giddens (fiddle, vocals)
    Hubby Jenkins (banjo, vocals)
    Malcolm Parson (cello, vocals)
    Rowan Corbett (acoustic guitar, vocals)

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  • The Chieftains with Carolina Chocolate Drops Pretty Little Girl

    2:34

    The Cheiftains with Carolina Chocolate Drops performing Peggy Gordon from their album of collaborations 'Voice Of Ages' live on Later with Jools Holland 27th April 2012.

  • Cornbread and Butter Beans

    4:01

    More from the Caroline Chocolate Drops recording 'Genuine Negro Jig'

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Real Old Mountain Dew

    3:23

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  • The Carolina Chocolate Drops at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Two Time Loser

    4:55

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops at Bristol, TN/VA 2010 Rhythm and Roots Reunion Festival performing Two Time Loser, by Rhiannon Giddens.Accompanying Rhiannon on vocal is Dom Flemons on resonator guitar, and Justin Robinson is the third member of the group. For more AMERICANA WOMEN - women roots musicians - go to Rhiannon is one of the amazing women being featured in MusicBox Project's upcoming film documentary. The Carolina Chocolate Drops appear courtesy of Nunsuch Records.

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Memphis Breakdown

    3:15

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Memphis Breakdown earlier this year at Sugar Grove Music Fest.
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  • KRCB Live Episode 201 - The Carolina Chocolate Drops part one

    27:46

    (Season 2 Premiere) Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops is an old-time string band from Durham, North Carolina. The band has received international acclaim for their new interpretations of traditional folk music, and for drawing attention to the contributions of African Americans to folk and popular music. Recorded live at Petaluma's Mystic Theater.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - full set - Yonder Harvest Festival 10-17-14 Ozark, AR HD tripod

    1:33:11

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform their full set at the annual Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Festival on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas on October 17, 2014.

    Rhiannon Giddens: 5-string banjo, fiddle, kazoo
    Hubby Jenkins: guitar, mandolin, 5-string banjo, bones
    Rowan Corbett: guitar, bones, snare drum, cajon, djembe
    Malcolm Parson: Cello

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Instrument Interview: Bones & Banjo

    12:22

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - No Mans Mama Live at WAMUs Bluegrass Country

    3:40

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform No Man's Mama live on The Chris Teskey Show on WAMU's Bluegrass Country in Washington, DC.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Durangs Hornpipe HD

    2:25

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Durang's Hornpipe live at Mass MoCA 5/29/10

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops / Luminescent Orchestrii - Escoutas

    4:40

    Carolina Chocolate Drops / Luminescent Orchestrii - EP (2011)
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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Old Corn Liquor HD

    3:29

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Old Corn Liquor live at Mass MoCA 5/29/10
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  • Why Dont You Do Right?

    3:37

    From the Carolina Chocolate Drops recording 'Genuine Negro Jig'.

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops: Pretty Bird from Leaving Eden

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops follow their Grammy-winning album Genuine Negro Jig with Leaving Eden, a record of original compositions, covers, and traditional songs produced by Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Solomon Burke), released February 28, 2012, on Nonesuch Records. Here's a preview of the album, featuring the opening track, the Hazel Dickens tune Pretty Bird.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Rose Marie - Rhythm & Roots 2012

    6:32

    Rhythm and Roots Festival - Charlestown Rhode Island



  • Carolina Chocolate Drops: Luminato Festival Performance

    55:01

    A free concert in Toronto featuring the Grammy award-winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops.

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  • The Pace Report: Carolina Chocolate Drops

    10:01

    In a world where true blues and American folk music isnt played on radio or at major music festivals across the country; the trio Carolina Chocolate Drops are playing authentic and rich jug band music to fans all over the world. Considering the group formed in 2005, the last 5 years have been quite a whirlwind for them.

    Carolina Chocolate Drops consists of Rhiannon Gidddens (5 string banjo, fiddle, kazoo), Dom Flemons (4 string banjo, guitar, jug, harmonica, snare drum, bones), and Justin Robinson (fiddle, 5 string banjo, autoharp, jug, beatbox). They met at the Black Banjo Gathering in North Carolina and had a deep knowledge and passion about Piedmont String Band Music. Their mentor, Joe Thompson, who just recently turned 91, is one of the last African-American traditional String Band players.

    Fiddle and banjo music doesnt just come from the Appalachian Mountains, other states like Kentucky, West Virginia, and North and South Carolina were just as important in creating community music for the people. Especially people of color. Many String Band performers have paved the way for Carolina Chocolate Drops like Emp White, Dink Roberts, and John Snipes. Their latest Nonsuch release Genuine Negro Jig is an amalgamation of their interpretations of American roots music from the likes of Josh White to the Mississippi Mud Steppers.

    Rhiannon, who was classically trained in Opera at Oberlin Conservatory, also dances while performing.

    The groups also educates its music fans of the origins of the Piedmont music culture as well as explains the history of the banjo and how it originated from Africa. Also, why African Americans moved away from playing Bluegrass and other related roots music from this era.

  • WPT 30MMH: Carolina Chocolate Drops

    30:47

    Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens, who has just been named one of the 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellows. In honor of her new Genius Grant award, here's her full 2011 Wisconsin Public Television 30-Minute Music Hour appearance with the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops & Luminescent Orchestra - Knockin

    4:49

    Electro swing :)))

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops : Pretty Girl With the Blue Dress On

    2:49

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops performing live from the Folk Alley Studios

  • Carolina Choc Drops CORNBREAD & BUTTERBEANS

    4:00

    JOHNWATSONVIDEO 09-10-11 Mountain Song Festival Brevard NC

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Snowdens Jig

    3:54

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - If I Lose - 7/31/2011 - Newport Folk Festival

    3:11

    Carolina Chocolate Drops - If I Lose
    Recorded Live: 7/31/2011 - Newport Folk Festival (Newport,RI)

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden

    4:38

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops Pretty Little Girl With The Blue Dress On

    3:10

    Band: Carolina Chocolate Drops -
    Song: Pretty Little Girl With The Blue Dress On
    Location: Aspen, CO -

    For the 2nd song of the session, the Carolina Chocolate Drops kept us back in time as we headed down the mountain for this performance of Pretty Little Girl With The Blue Dress On. Notice the headstock on Rhiannon's fiddle? It's pretty rad

    1st song Dont Get Trouble In Your Mind -

    Band Members:
    Rhiannon Giddens (fiddle, vocals)
    Hubby Jenkins (banjo, vocals)
    Malcolm Parson (cello, vocals)
    Rowan Corbett (percussion, vocals)

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops When the Worlds On Fire

    1:48

    In Bristol, Tennessee at the Paramount Theatre, we were fortunate to catch up with our friends, The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Dom Flemons of the group granted us a wonderful interview in which he talked about his understanding of Lesley Riddle's invaluable contribution to the Carter catalogue. And the Chocolate Drops also sang When the World's on Fire for us. Enjoy.

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Here Rattler Here

    2:32

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Here Ratler Here earlier this year at Sugar Grove Music Fest.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops :: Country Girl via Liveset

    4:10

    Carolina Chocolate Drops performed a live, intimate session with Liveset from an old church space, Esplanade Studios, in New Orleans. To watch the full session, please visit

  • Gaelic song by Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops

    3:28

  • Mahalla

    1:54

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    Mahalla · Carolina Chocolate Drops

    Leaving Eden

    ℗ 2012 Nonesuch Records

    Arranger: Dom Flemons
    Writer: Hannes Coetzee
    Arranger: Hubby Jenkins

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  • Hit Em Up Style - Carolina Chocolate Drops

    4:02

    Carolina Chocolate Drops's banjo, fiddle, and beatbox cover of Blu Cantrell's Hit 'Em Up Style.

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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops Interview - Mountain Jam VIII - Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST

    6:45

    Radio Woodstock's Carmel Holt interviews the Carolina Chocolate Drops at Mountain Jam VIII at Hunter Mountain on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
    Filmed & edited by: Ryan Lennox


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  • Carolina Chocolate Drops - Hit Em Up style

    4:41

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform Hit Em Up Style earlier this year at Sugar Grove Music Fest. Check out Music Maker Relief Foundation- Nurturing the roots of American Music!
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