Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Genuine Negro Jig [Nonesuch, 2010] ***
  • Leaving Eden [Nonesuch, 2012] **

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Genuine Negro Jig [Nonesuch, 2010]
Three actual "Negroes" reconstitute "genuine" African-American fiddle band--sprightly and lyrical and a trifle polite, as perforce such bands must be ("Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine," "Trouble in Your Mind"). ***

Leaving Eden [Nonesuch, 2012]
Novelty revivals yes, theme statements no--please, I'm begging, no-o-o-o ("Boodle-De-Bum-Bum," "Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?") **