Tag Archives: Dap-Kings

New Sharon Jones video: Call on God

Video: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Call on God” From Soul of a Woman, out now on Daptone. We’ve written a lot on what a dynamic performer Sharon Jones was—and make no mistake, she was a powerhouse. But what I like about this video is it also show what an artists she was, and … Continue reading New Sharon Jones video: Call on God

New Sharon Jones video: Matter of Time

Video: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Matter of Time” From Soul of a Woman, due November 17 on Daptone. We were first turned on to Sharon Jones in 2007 when I (mistakenly, and which was debated at length in the comments) called Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black the best soul record in decades. Commenter … Continue reading New Sharon Jones video: Matter of Time

Daptone Records Robbed

Daptone Records was robbed, and the thieves made off with a bunch of the soul label’s vintage gear, as well as some computers, phone equipment, and an empty safe. Dap-King Gabriel Roth “would like to ask for everyone’s help first in keeping an eye out for all of our stuff showing up on ebay/craigslist/local music … Continue reading Daptone Records Robbed

Amy Winehouse: What kind of fuckery is this?

Daphne A. Brooks, associate professor of English and African-American studies at Princeton University, socks it to Amy Winehouse in an article for the Nation, Amy Winehouse and the (Black) Art of Appropriation: What makes this act slightly less than amusing is the fact that Winehouse has built her stardom on recycling the looks and sounds–the … Continue reading Amy Winehouse: What kind of fuckery is this?