Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Late Night Pick: Rhiannon Giddens (of Carolina Chocolate Drops)

Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops has dropped a solo album while CCD is in hiatus. It's called "Tomorrow Is My Turn" and it is getting rave reviews. It was produced by T-Bone Burnett and is a cover album of blues and folk songs, all of which were previously recorded by women. She'll be on Late Show with David Letterman tonight  (CBS, 11:35 PM). Here's a video of a song Rhiannon did on the New Basement Tapes album, which took unreleased Dylan lyrics from the 1967 Basement Tapes era and created songs for them. Other members of The New Basement Tapes were Elvis Costello, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons). This is "Spanish Mary":

Here's Morris Day and The Haim on Jimmy Kimmel Live's Mashup Monday last night doing "Jungle Love". Morris didn't get Appolonia 6 but he does get Haim.