Tag Archives: Daptone

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

New Como Mamas video: Count Your Blessings

Video: The Como Mamas – “Count Your Blessings” From Move Upstairs, out now on Daptone Records. There are times when — even if you don’t believe in anything — gospel music is exactly what you need. The Como Mamas will fill a void in your heart that you didn’t even know was there. The Como … Continue reading New Como Mamas video: Count Your Blessings

Daptone Celebrates Ten Years

This video illustrates so much of what I love about independent music makers in general and Daptone Records specifically. Celebrating ten years of service to soul music, Daptone Records takes you on a tour of their Brooklyn studio and HQ with stories of their humble beginnings and continued humility as they do what they love. … Continue reading Daptone Celebrates Ten Years

Daptone’s Gabriel Roth on recording Sharon Jones

SonicScoop takes a tour of Brooklyn recording studios, and talks to Daptone Records’ owner/engineer/producer/bass player Gabriel Roth, who was in the middle of recording the new Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings record: “We try to use as few mics as possible, and we’ve been using a lot of ribbon mics on this record. We … Continue reading Daptone’s Gabriel Roth on recording Sharon Jones