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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired,
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are the ultimate in retro funk and soul recalling the classic sounds of sixties R & B but with a contemporary edge. With a little less funk and a little more soul "Give The People What They Want" is the band's 5th studio album since 2002 and Jones seems to get better with every outing.
From the soaring, soulful and sublime "Making Up And Breaking Up" and the wistful beauty of "We Get Along" to the horn infused balladry of "Slow Down Love" and the lilting, staccato of "Get Up And Get Out" this is the sound of Jones at the top of her game and nobody plays it better.
The band has backed Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse (on her first US tour) and it delivers the essential sounds of funk and soul without ever descending to being just a copy cat outfit. This is a confident and dramatic band delivering a fresh, crisp and faultless backing to ten original songs and Jones' peerless voice.
It's a big band in every sense with organ, glockenspiel, piano, baritone sax, trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, drums and congas and the production values ensure a tight sound that complements the soul in Sharon's voice to perfection.
The penultimate track, "People Don't Get What They Deserve" is the essence of this beautiful album: brash, brassy, sophisticated, stylish and exciting. It is a powerful reminder that Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings is an inspired act that combines voice, rhythm, harmony and musical excellence and cuts to the very heart of sweet soul music.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharon Jones at her best,
Whatever problems beset Sharon Jones during the past year have been shaken off, dusted down and blown away by this fabulous album. You know what you get with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings but this seems a little sharper, she is more powerful than ever and the orchestra/band simply slick and cool. Recommended listening at a loud volume, be prepared to jig about too.
4.0 out of 5 stars A new direction,
With the familiar classic sound of Soul Time still fresh in our ears, Sharon Jones' latest album Give The People What They Want is something else entirely. Taking a new direction in her fast growing oeuvre, the album demands somewhat of a mood change. Although the album still unmistakably relies on the classic soul sound, the songs remind us of the Motown sound on the one hand and the late 70's soul on the other, when the soul scene was searching for new directions. It's the combination of styles that makes this album stand out. If you like Soul Time from start to finish, Give The People What They Want is absolutely worth buying though. Songs like You'll Be Lonely and Long Time, Wrong Time are true treasures that only Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings can bring to you!
5.0 out of 5 stars funk and soul,
This is one of the best lp ever!!!! My husband and I love it so much we are going to see her live
4.0 out of 5 stars Old school r n b,
Fabulous old school. No gimmicks just a great voice with a tight backing band, love it a really good buy
4.0 out of 5 stars People don't get what they deserve,
This review is from: Give the People What They Want (MP3 Download)
Funk soul sister Sharon, keeps the faith with an eclectic mix of retro soul sensations.
Top tunes IMOP "Making up & Breaking Up",a mid tempo mover recalling the best of
breezy Chicago 60's and the 100mph "People don't get what they deserve".
The Dap-Kings brass section as tight as ever.
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost there,
It was not as good as anticipated but I'm sure it will grow on me. I have been impressed with the Dap Kings live but I had hoped for more polished production values.
5.0 out of 5 stars buy now,
they just get better , loads of soul with a lot of funk great album looking forward to the next one
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great,
I love Sharon Jones and the Dap-kings. Her music is great and she is an inspiration. If you haven't listened to them before do it, they are great.
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