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  • I Learned The Hard Way I Learned The Hard Way Quick View

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    I Learned The Hard Way

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. I Learned The Hardway is their fourth full-length release on Brooklyn's independent Daptone Records and it marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single handedly stewarded today's return of soul music to its more traditional sound.

    Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness and melodic command set her fi rmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fi xture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in The Game Gets Old at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style Mama Don't Like My Man at the tail, the Dap-Kings groove seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the Daptone Sound at its fi nest.

    1. The Game Gets Old

    2. I Learned the Hard Way

    3. Better Things

    4. Give It Back

    5. Money
    6. The Reason

    7. Window Shopping

    8. She Ain't a Child No More

    9. I'll Still Be True
    10. Without a Heart

    11. If You Call

    12. Mama Don't Like My Man
    Sharon Jones
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    In a desert of computerized over-produced faux-R&B, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' Naturally is a cool glass of water for anyone thirsty for Real Soul and Funk Music. On this, their sophomore release on Brooklyn's own independent Daptone Records, they have succeeded in transcending the boundaries of time to bring us face to face with the naked body of vintage Soul.

    From the first track, a funk-infused shuffle, the Dap-Kings carve a deep and heavy groove which only gets deeper and heavier as the needle cuts further into the flesh of the album. Through ten solid tracks, 'Naturally' explores the many moods and tempos of a group that is quickly earning a reputation as one of the hottest live acts across the nation, stretching their versatility to map out the full panorama of the idiom in which they so effortlessly reside. They are able to bring us back to 1970 not with the usual bell-bottomed conventions and wah-wah cliche's employed by so many retro-funk wannabe's, but by reaching back to the original source of all that good music: sincerity, integrity, melody, and an unwavering loyalty to rhythm.

    In arrangements punctuated by bold horns and tastefully accented with piano, vibes, and strings, the Dap-Kings road-tight rhythm section expertly frames the skeleton of a classic Soul album, breathing life into a body of songs penned exclusively for Sharon Jones' unique voice. In turn, she masterfully and instinctively reaches beyond the basic melodies into her gospel-soaked roots to pour every drop of herself into each note that passes her lips, elevating the music from craft to art. With every moan she reminds us that before Whitney, Mariah, and Jay-Z, there was Tina, Aretha, and J.B.

    1. How Do I Let A Good Man Down?
    2. Natural Born Lover
    3. Stranded In Your Love feat. Lee Fields
    4. My Man Is A Mean Man
    5. You're Gonna Get It
    6. How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
    7. This Land Is Your Land
    8. Your Things Is A Drag
    9. Fish In The Dish
    10. All Over Again
    Sharon Jones
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • It's A Holiday Soul Party It's A Holiday Soul Party Quick View

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    It's A Holiday Soul Party

    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl

    Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are here to help music fans get into the holiday spirit. The band offers up a succinct soulful soundtrack to this holiday season with their new album It's A Holiday Soul Party, out October 30th. Kicking off with "8 Days (Of Hanukkah)"--the band's ode to The Festival of Lights--the 11-song set of original and classic holiday songs is the group's first holiday record and follows their Grammy-nominated 2014 album, Give The People What They Want.

    There's no other band today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings. Since releasing their first album in 2002, the group has toured the world countless times, garnering a legion of loyal fans, and a slew of tremendously successful TV appearances. Sharon, the Queen of modern-day Soul, has collaborated with some of music's biggest names, including David Byrne and Michael BublÉ. Be sure to add this soon to be classic to your Holiday checklist, shopping list, et al.

    1. 8 Days (of Hanukkah)
    2. Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
    3. White Christmas
    4. Just Another Christmas Song
    5. Silent Night
    6. Big Bulbs
    7. Please Come Home For Christmas
    8. Funky Little Drummer Boy
    9. Silver Bells
    10. World of Love
    11. God Rest Ye Merry Gents
    Sharon Jones
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dap-Dippin' Dap-Dippin' Quick View

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    Remastered From The Original Tapes

    Includes Previously Unreleased Duet With Lee Fields

    It's hard to believe that Sharon Jones' debut LP is a product of the year 2002, for several reasons. Given the excellent singles she recorded for Desco beginning in the late '90s, it seems like she would have gotten the opportunity for a full-length sooner; plus, her brand of raw, heavy, hard-driving funk is such a throwback to the '70s, and she pulls it off so well, that you wonder how she could have escaped that decade without at least a few rare, classic 45s (in the vein of labelmate Lee Fields). It's not hard to believe she once made her living as a prison guard, based on the tough-as-nails, no-nonsense performances she belts out on Dap Dippin' With Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, the first full-length release on Desco's descendant, Dap-Tone. Backed by the Dap-Tone house band (a conglomeration of studio pros with connections reaching back to the Desco orbit), Jones delivers a storming set of tunes that would have sounded perfectly at home on the James Brown's Original Funky Divas compilation. The style and quality are pretty consistent all the way through, but it's hard not to single out the nearly unrecognizable cover of Janet Jackson's What Have You Done for Me Lately, which is transformed into a churning blast of funk full of biting guitars (and nary a synth or drum machine in sight). Other highlights include the chunky leadoff track, Got a Thing on My Mind, the would-be dance-craze The Dap Dip, the slow-burning Make It Good to Me, and the trials-and-tribulations tale Ain't It Hard. Plus, label head Gabriel Roth throws in his usual authentic trappings -- the fake live introduction running down Jones' hits, the intentionally dated copy on the back cover -- that make the whole package even more fun. All in all, a terrific debut.

    1. Got A Thing On My Mind
    2. What Have You Done For Me Lately?
    3. The Dap-Dip
    4. Give Me A Chance
    5. Cut The Line
    6. Will You Be True *
    7. Got To Be The Way It Is
    8. Make It Good To Me
    9. Ain't It Hard
    10. Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut
    11. Casella Walk

    *Previously Unreleased

    Sharon Jones
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  • 100 Days, 100 Nights 100 Days, 100 Nights Quick View

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    100 Days, 100 Nights

    On October 2nd, renowned Soul and Funk band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings released 100 Days, 100 Nights on their self-owned independent label, Daptone Records. Since the 2005 release of their Naturally LP, the band has continued to build a worldwide following for their raw soulful recordings and blistering live performances. Like the highly acclaimed Naturally LP before it, 100 Days, 100 Nights was recorded in their self-built, self-operated, all analog recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn and bares the unmistakable Daptone Soul Sound - highly in demand among music fans and tastemakers alike. In the last year, producers such as Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Hank Shocklee, and Kenny Dope have been among those who came knocking at Daptone�s door seeking the inimitable Dap-Kings sound. The Dap-Kings lend a tougher edge to their own productions for such artists as Rhymefest, Lily Allen, Ghostface Killah and Amy Winehouse. Meanwhile, Sharon Jones herself has past the time between touring lending the her soulful voice to projects for Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants and others.

    1. 100 Days, 100 Nights
    2. Nobody's Baby
    3. Tell Me
    4. Be Easy
    5. When the Other Foot Drops, Uncle
    6. Let Them Knock
    7. Something's Changed
    8. Humble Me
    9. Keep On Looking
    10. Answer Me
    Sharon Jones
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  • Love And War Love And War Quick View

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    Love And War

    Though Daniel Merriweather may be best known in the U.S. as the remarkably soulful voice behind Stop Me (a standout track from DJ/producer Mark Ronsons eclectic album version that went to #1 on the UKs airplay chart), the 27-year-old Melbourne native firmly establishes himself as a solo artist in his own right on Love & War, which pulses with 60s soul keyboards and horns, warm textures of acoustic and electric guitar, and cinematic string arrangements, all anchored by Merriweathers combustible vocals. Love & War is also a showcase for Merriweathers considerable songwriting talents. He wrote nearly every song on the album with various musician friends, and then presented his compositions to Ronson (who produced the album) and his backing band, The Dap Kings (of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings), who also played on Amy Winehouses Back to Black and Ronsons Version.
    1. For Your Money
    2. Impossible
    3. Change (featuring Wale)
    4. Chainsaw
    5. Cigarettes
    6. Red
    7. Could You
    8. Not Giving Up
    9. Getting Out
    10. Water And A Flame (featuring Adele)
    11. Live By Night
    12. Giving Everything Away For Free
    Daniel Merriweather
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  • The Order Of Time The Order Of Time Quick View

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    The Order Of Time

    Valerie June's highly anticipated second album, The Order of Time, is set for release via Concord Records. On this enthralling and illuminating leap forward, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly original rumination on love, family, struggle and the passing of time. Produced by Matt Marinelli (Bad Brains), The Order of Time features twelve original songs all written by June.

    Musically, June has refined and expanded her sound on the new album finding space from her previous work in its artful, self-assured restraint and overall cohesion. The collection's finely sketched character studies brim with richness and detail while June's ethereal, wide-open soundscapes provide a sterling backdrop for her remarkable Southern gospel and honey voice. Lyrical touch points such as 'dancing shadows,' 'hot suppers,' 'curious neighbors,' and 'holy water' draw the listener in and root these songs with density and weight.

    The "inevitability of change" and "time as the ruler of Earth's rhythm," is the album's foundation, explains June. "And the knowledge that with resilience and faith things can work out."

    "Long Lonely Road" is a reflective and somber lament as June's voice reverberates over ringing guitar and unhurried drums, whereas the entrancing blues of "If And" internalizes regret in the face of time's relentless churn. On the spiritual "Astral Plane," June's mystical vocal takes an otherworldly turn, whereas the sumptuous string arrangement on "With You," is reminiscent of Nico's most affecting work. Norah Jones adds her distinctive vocals to three tracks and "Shake Down" sparkles with background vocal contributions from her father, Emerson Hockett and brothers, Patrick and Jason Hockett.

    The Order of Time follows June's 2013 breakout LP, Pushin' Against a Stone that established her as one of America's "most intriguing, fully formed new talents" according to the New York Times. She garnered praise from NPR, "a singular performer" and New York Magazine, "a powerful singer and a blunt, bruising songwriter." June also made memorable appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Saturday Morning, Rachael Ray, and Austin City Limits. She has toured with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Sturgill Simpson, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and much more.

    1. Long Lonely Road
    2. Love You Once Made
    3. Shake Down
    4. If And
    5. Man Done Wrong
    6. The Front Door
    7. Astral Plane
    8. Just In Time
    9. With You
    10. Slip Slide On By
    11. Two Hearts
    12. Got Soul
    Valerie June
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  • Give The People What They Want Give The People What They Want Quick View

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    Give The People What They Want

    While many artists have come and gone, why have Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings only continued to grow steadily in popularity around the world? The reason is simple: There is no other band around today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings, and there is no other singer that can match the energy and honest soul of Sharon Jones. The culmination of these soulful attributes has never been so meticulously manifested as on their latest waxen treasure, Give The People What They Want.
    1. Retreat!
    2. Stranger to My Happiness
    3. We Get Along
    4. You'll Be Lonely
    5. Now I See
    6. Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up)
    7. Get Up and Get Out
    8. Long Time, Wrong Time
    9. People Don't Get What They Deserve
    10. Slow Down, Love
    Sharon Jones
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  • Make The Road By Walking (Awaiting Repress) Make The Road By Walking (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Make The Road By Walking (Awaiting Repress)

    The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Antibalas and the Budos Band, brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their own projects with the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush.
    1. Make the Road by Walking
    2. Tired of Fighting
    3. Home Again!
    4. Montego Sunset
    5. Karina
    6. Traitor
    7. Contender
    8. Birds
    9. Esma
    10. Going the Distance [From Rocky]
    Menahan Street Band
    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Look Closer Look Closer Quick View

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    Look Closer

    Following their 2014 breakout single Hot Shot, the biggest selling Daptone 45 ever, -longtime Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings backing singers, Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe, (known as Saun & Starr) are set to release their debut full-length album, Look Closer, on May 19th. Recorded with The Dap-Kings, the highly anticipated album was produced by Daptone's Gabriel Roth and features ten original tracks by the duo, including the hit "Hot Shot. The album was recorded at Daptone Records' House of Soul studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2014.
    1. Look Closer
    2. Hot Shot
    3. Gonna Make Me
    4. Sunshine
    5. If Only
    6. Another Love Like Mine
    7. Big Wheel
    8. Your Face Before My Eyes
    9. Dear Mr. Teddy
    10. In The Night
    11. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
    Saun & Starr
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  • Strange Grey Days Strange Grey Days Quick View

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    Strange Grey Days

    Vancouver, Ca., sextet Chains of Love release their debut: a group of nine, garage-bred slabs of pure Phil Spector-meets-early-'80s-post-punk. Recorded on a fourtrack in their hometown, Chain of Love have already found fans in Dum Dum girls, Sharon Jones and her dapper Dap Kings.
    1. He's Leaving (With Me)
    2. All the Time
    3. I'd Rather Be Crying
    4. Lies Lies Lies
    5. Mistake Lover
    6. Lately
    7. Strange Grey Days
    8. In Between
    9. Breaking My Heart
    Chains of Love
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  • Dark Was The Night Dark Was The Night Quick View

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    Dark Was The Night

    This triple LP contains thirty-one exclusive tracks that will benefit the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. This is their 20th anniversary and 20th release. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer.

    The complete list of artists that recorded tracks for this release: Andrew Bird, Antony + Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Blonde Redhead + Devastations, Bon Iver, Bon Iver & Aaron Dessner, The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez, Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti), Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues, The Decemberists, Dirty Projectors + David Byrne, Kevin Drew, Feist + Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bear + Feist, Iron & Wine, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Kronos Quartet, Stuart Murdoch, My Brightest Diamond, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch, Riceboy Sleeps, Dave Sitek, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Yeasayer and Yo La Tengo.

    1. Knotty Pine
    2. Cello Song
    3. Train Song
    4. Brackett, WI
    5. Deep Blue Sea
    6. So Far Around The Bend
    7. Tightrope
    8. Feeling Good
    9. Dark Was The Night
    10. I Was Young When I Left Home
    11. Big Red Machine
    12. Sleepless
    13. Sleepless
    14. Service Bell
    15. Blood
    16. Well-Alright
    17. Lenin
    18. Mimizan
    19. El Caporal
    20. Ispiration Information
    21. With A Girl Like You
    22. Blood Pt. 2
    23. Hey, Snow White
    24. Gentle Hour
    25. Another Saturday
    26. Happiness
    27. Amazing Grace
    28. The Giant Of Illinois
    29. Lua
    30. When The Road Runs Out
    31. Love Vs. Porn
    Various Artists
    Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Radio Salone (Out of Stock) Radio Salone (Out of Stock) Quick View


    Radio Salone (Out of Stock)

    The new album from Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars was recorded in New York City and produced by Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah, a founding member of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and the Easy Star All Stars. Radio Salone was recorded entirely on vintage analog gear, capturing the warmth of the funky 70s African sounds the All Stars heard blasting out of radios in their youth.
    1. Chant it Down
    2. Gbara Case
    3. Mother in Law
    4. Rain Come Sun Come [Goombay Interlude]
    5. Reggae Sounds the Message
    6. Mampama
    7. Kali
    8. Papa Franco [Goombay Interlude]
    9. Man Muyu
    10. Toman Teti M'Ba Akala
    11. Big Fat Dog
    12. Shake Your Body [Goombay Interlude]
    13. Yesu Gorbu
    14. Work it Brighter
    15. Remake the World Again
    16. A'Salamaleichem [Goombay Interlude]
    Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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