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3 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 08 August 2010

Fun Lovin' Criminal Huey Morgan invites one of his new favourite bands in for a chat, Carolina and the Chocolate Drops, who are reclaiming the black string-band tradition with a uniquely modern twist.

He meets Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson from North Carolina. From meetings at a Black Banjo Gathering the band received tuition from one of last living performers of the Piedmont string band heyday, 90 year old Joe Thompson. Their debut album not only features new compositions and traditional covers but also a surprising but barn-storming cover of Blu Cantrell's 'Hit 'Em Up Style'.

Also on the show, Huey's old NY pal Mark Ronson takes over the mantle of Sharing Is Caring, picking records from his huge personal collection that have influenced his appropriately titled new album Record Collection. Huey has another New York Minute with DJ Uncle Mike, dialing into the Big Apple to reminisce about a classic NY night club and he puts the needle on the record for a listener in 'Vinyl Fetish'.

All tied together by Huey's eclectic record selection from the likes of the Beastie Boys to Miles Davies via Toots and the Maytals, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Robert Johnson, Blondie and Led Zeppelin.

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  • Huey Met Carolina Chocolate Drops to find out all about the string band from North Carolina.

    Huey Met Carolina Chocolate Drops to find out all about the string band from North Carolina.

    Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, collectively known as Carolina Chocolate Drops came in to meet Huey and tell him all about how they met at the Black Banjo Gathering, how they swap instruments and how Rhiannon’s opera training affects her singing.

    Also on the show, Mark Ronson took over Sharing is Caring for the first in four weeks, DJ Uncle Mike dropped some New York Club science for a “New York Minute” and Mark from Nottingham got Huey to put the needle on his very own pick for “Vinyl Fetish”.

  • Coming Up...

    Next week, Huey will be chatting with funky dub group from New Zealand, The Black Seeds. Mark Ronson will continue to spread the love in “Sharing Is Caring”, DJ Uncle Mike will be talking to Huey for a minute about the New York Club scene in a “New York Minute” and Huey will drop the needle on another record picked by you!


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