Listening to "Carolina Chocolate Drops"

It's a pretty day here and perfect for listening to the ol' timey banjo and fiddle of the "Carolina Chocolate Drops".

I have to pick and choose among the cuts as, to me, it seems like there's only about half an album here. But when you find the cuts you like, its a sunny, fun delight.

The first 5 cuts are almost identical in sound and feel, so just pick the one you like.  There's a twist or two in there, so don't skip over them just because of my moaning. For the fun of it catch the "Them Changes" riff, as a banjo-&-fiddle two-step pulled out of "Little Sadie".

Once you get past the first five -- and pick out one of those that you like -- you come to some different stuff. A capella "Little Margaret" is sweet and plaintive and pulls on you like soft summer humidity. 

On the album it's a strange but happy seque that brings an instrumental version of "Dixie" that sounds like John Hartford may be ahaunting here. That's worth a play anytime.

The rest of the album has a couple more hits and a couple more repeats of the earlier frailing, stomping dance-round-the-fire thing that the band loves so much. But, pick your favorites from the bunch for download from Amazon or iTunes and you're gonna have a nice time.



Recent Entries

  • 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

    for Coffeerooms by Mike JeffersonThe 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced. The artists being considered are a mixture of worthy choices,...

  • Rock Requiem - Stars That Left Us Too Soon

    for Coffeerooms by Mike JeffersonLooks like Amy Winehouse shouldn't have said no, no, no to rehab after all. The recent passing of the overindulgent chanteuse brings...

  • Paul McCartney - McCartney & McCartney II

    Paul McCartney McCartney(First Solo Album, 4 out of 5 stars) McCartney II (1 ½ out of 5 stars)Reviewed for Coffeerooms by Mike Jefferson It's...

  • John Barleycorn Must Die - Deluxe Edition

      Traffic  John Barleycorn Must Die - Deluxe Edition  5 out of 5 stars   Reviewed for Coffeerooms by Mike Jefferson Traffic's classic fourth album,...

  • Accidental Moments in Rock

    by Mike JeffersonThere have been many fortuitous moments in rock, such as Mama Cass introducing Graham Nash to David Crosby and Stephen Stills. Among others...Buddy...