Friday, December 11, 2009


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are a throwback to the old soul sounds of the 60's and 70's. Daptone Records, which comes straight out of Brooklyn is one of the coolest and truest labels making music today. Ms. Jones herself is a throwback to the olden times. From Augusta, Georgia, the same town as James Brown, she carries a voice and work ethic rarely seen in today's music. Maybe it is because she didn't receive her big break until she was 40, or maybe it is because she used to be a Corrections Officer at Rikers Island Prison, but she is as talented as she is humble. The rest of the Dap-Kings are ├╝ber-talented supporting cast of hipsters, funksters, jazzmen, bluesmen, songwriters and record collectors. I saw them play last Valentine's Day at the Nokia Theater and the show was UNREAL. Here is Brooklyn Vegan's Report, including amazing photos by someone named Natasha Ryan (including the one below).

Unfortunately, the next day, Daptone Record's Brooklyn headquarters was robbed. Regardless, she put on the best show, and then she signed my copy of their newest album, 100 Day, 100 Nights, and then kissed me on the cheek. Amazing.

Song #9: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Tell Me

1 comment:

  1. She came to my school and totally destroyed, owning a big concert, upstaging Nas and some white dudes.

    Also, I bought this shirt, which is one of my favorites now: