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
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
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
All the latest crap we’ve posted to Twitter.
Brooklyn soulsters have highest debut of their careers and celebrate with a bad ass video for the title track.
Great shots of the new album.
2 songs incl. a new one.
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
Brooklyn soul scenesters bring their high-octane groove machine to Portland, Oregon. The whole city walks with a little more swagger the next day.
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?