I am posting my Tuesday Tunes a day early this week because I am happily sharing the spotlight over at XmasDolly's Monday's Music Moves Me. Have a listen here and then head over there to check out the other tunes people are talking about this week.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops have been recording for about 5 years now, but I only heard about them last December when my brother and his wife brought their album, Genuine Negro Jig to my house during a visit. I wished I had heard them sooner! These guys make me want to get up and move. Their sound is a combination of traditional black string-band music from the Carolinas, folk and bluegrass. Even though their sound is definitely old-time, they bring a breath of fresh air to the music community.
They do a delightful cover of Blu Cantrell's 2001 R&B hit, "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops)". As I've mentioned before, I love hearing different interpretations of the same song. Click on the link above if you haven't heard the original or need a reminder. What's your take? I actually like both versions. I think my mood would dictate which one I played but on any given day, I think I'd pick the Chocolate Drops' version.