A new release from Jones & The Dap-Kings is always a grand event, and even though
a lot of these tracks have been issued before there is still more than enough hot
butter on it to melt the cheese.
"Soul time" opens with "Genuine" pt. 1 & 2, a couple of JBs-style funk numbers, and
it's the funkier stuff that carry most of the weight here: "Genuine", "I'm not gonna
cry", "He said I can", "Taxes" and "When I come home" are all smoking good tunes.
Sharon Jones goes into a dance craze when she does "When I come home" live,
doing the boogaloo, the funky chicken and the pony, and the best stuff on "Soul time"
comes with a certification to groove your foundation!
The r&b and soul numbers are alright, but with a few exceptions it's Dap Kings by
numbers, and there's not one among them that can touch earlier classics such as
"Stranded in your love", "How long do I have to wait for you", "100 days, 100 nights",
"Be easy", "Let them knock" or "Give it back".