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on 2 December 2009
I got just about everything from Daptone, and this is a mighty fine
collection from the label that bring you soul and funk that's so
juicy it GOT TO be squeezed!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings takes centre stage with seven songs, and you
get modern soul/funk classics such as "How long do I have to wait for you",
"Got a thing on my mind" and "Stranded in your love".
Sharon Jones! WHAT A WOMAN! The Dap-Kings! WHAT A BAND!
Miss Jones is a masterful soul vocalist with impeccable control, and she
got that raw, sweet gospel-trained voice that hit you somewhere deep.
This mama is cookin' with ease!
Some tracks are on CD for the first time, and amongst them you'll find
fantastic songs from Charles Bradley, Binky Griptite, Sharon Jones and
Lee Fields. Other outstanding songs by Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
and Menahan Street Band makes this an essential buy for funk, soul and
The only thing I hold against it, is that I would have choosen other
titles by The Budos Band. I think songs like "Origin of man", "T.I.B.W.F"
and "Aynotchesh Yererfu" are a lot stronger than the ones picked here.
You could say the same about a couple of the Dap-Kings tracks, but
that's minor criticism, because this is a regular goldmine, so you could
just as well shoot cotton bullets at the moon.
Famous last words:
If you are unfamiliar with Daptone, and for some strange reason find it
hard to trust a man who entitles himself Dr. Funk Alligatoor(heh heh!),
here are some other stuff I love: James Brown, Fela Kuti, John Lee
Hooker, Nina Simone, Ann Peebles, Tom Waits, Pavement, Pixies, PJ
Harvey, Bill Callahan, Sparklehorse, Wu-Tang Clan & Beck.
Well, if that didn't make it easier your taste is too expensive to repair!