1. Songster Dom Flemons, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, joins Fresh Air to play songs from his new solo album, Prospect Hill. 
One of the fun parts of the interview is when he does impressions of Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk. 
Terry asked him why he impersonates certain singers:

"The idea that I had in my 16-year-old mind is that I’d hear these songs and no one else knew what these songs were so I’d try my best to replicate them so that people would get a sense of the song as it was performed by the original performer. At that time I didn’t feel like I had any interesting stories. After being in the business for about 15 years, just about now, I have some stories of my own. But at first, I didn’t really have stories so I would tell other people’s stories."


Photo of Flemons by Tim Duffy View in High-Res

    Songster Dom Flemons, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, joins Fresh Air to play songs from his new solo album, Prospect Hill.

    One of the fun parts of the interview is when he does impressions of Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk

    Terry asked him why he impersonates certain singers:

    "The idea that I had in my 16-year-old mind is that I’d hear these songs and no one else knew what these songs were so I’d try my best to replicate them so that people would get a sense of the song as it was performed by the original performer. At that time I didn’t feel like I had any interesting stories. After being in the business for about 15 years, just about now, I have some stories of my own. But at first, I didn’t really have stories so I would tell other people’s stories."

    Photo of Flemons by Tim Duffy

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  1. How to play Bones with today’s guest, Dom Flemons.

    Prospect Hill is Flemons’ first album since leaving the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops.

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  1. Posted on 1 August, 2011

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Music always makes Mondays better.

Co-sign, Ernie. NPR’s coverage of the Newport Folk Festival. Spend the day listening to Wanda Jackson, Amos Lee, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and more….

    sesamestreet:

    Music always makes Mondays better.

    Co-sign, Ernie. NPR’s coverage of the Newport Folk Festival. Spend the day listening to Wanda Jackson, Amos Lee, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and more….

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  1. "There were certainly lots of people playing in Chapel Hill … but I  certainly was the only black person at the time doing it. But that was  not going to stop me. I think it’s characteristic of all of us, that we  were sort of misfits in our own rights when we grew up. Doing something  just because it wasn’t cool or because you weren’t supposed to — we  certainly aren’t any stranger to that.Justin Robinson, Carolina Chocolate Drops (Photo: Julie Roberts) View in High-Res

    "There were certainly lots of people playing in Chapel Hill … but I certainly was the only black person at the time doing it. But that was not going to stop me. I think it’s characteristic of all of us, that we were sort of misfits in our own rights when we grew up. Doing something just because it wasn’t cool or because you weren’t supposed to — we certainly aren’t any stranger to that.Justin Robinson, Carolina Chocolate Drops (Photo: Julie Roberts)

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