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Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind [Digipak]

  • 1. Starry Crown
    2. Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind
    3. Rickett's Hornpipe
    4. Ol' Corn Likker
    5. Little Sadie
    6. Little Margaret
    7. Dixie
    8. Black Annie
    9. Tom Dula
    10. George Buck
    11. Old Cat Died
    12. Another Man Done Gone
    13. Black-Eye D Daisy
    14. Short Life of Trouble
    15. Sally Ann
    16. Sourwood Mountain
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MMCD-MMCD76

  • Credits

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops: Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, Justin Robinson (banjo).
    Additional personnel: Sule Greg Wilson (percussion).
    Some 80 years after its initial era, traditional string-band/jug-band folk music of the kind played by Gid Tanner and Uncle Eck Dunford in the 1920s and '30s was a rarity in itself, but the fact that the Carolina Chocolate Drops are young African-Americans rather than aged Caucasians makes them stand out even more. The trio employs fiddle, acoustic guitar, banjo, and--yes--jug, for a sound that's full of reverence for first-generation string-band music but breathes with plenty of sonic vitality. Unsurprisingly, there are traditional tunes aplenty on the band's debut album, DONA GOT A RAMBLIN' MIND, and the Chocolate Drops tear into them with the same reckless abandon that made their musical heroes' music so immediately appealing so many years earlier.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.71) - "DONA GOT A RAMBLIN' MIND is dazzling in its velocity and virtuosity..."
    Dirty Linen (p.48) - "[T]hey represent the hope for rebirth and continuation of a vibrant, exciting genre....Every note exudes excitement and vitality."
    Living Blues (p.33) - "The music the Chocolate Drops make is good-timey and danceable, with a rugged undercurrent of hard-bitten wisdom contained in the lyrics."
    No Depression (p.96) - "Their debut discs brims with exuberance. Tackling sixteen traditional songs -- some well-known, others obscure -- the group transcends any whiff of novelty while conjuring up a bygone era."
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