17 September 2007

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Way before the Dap-Kings were backing Amy Winehouse, they were sharing the stage with Sharon Jones, a former prison guard at Riker's Island, who in a perfect world would be R&B's reigning queen. With a voice that's bold, sassy and funky as hell it's hard to believe she's over 50?! years old. And that's to say nothing of her awesome accompanists -who are as brassy and brilliant as always. Her upcoming album 100 Days, 100 Nights is due out October 2nd and is probably the best record Motown never released. Amy Winehouse ain't got nothing on her.

100 Days, 100 Nights - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Tell Me - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

1 comment:

Beth said...

How interesting! I was just reading a music discussion that referenced Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and here you go, kindly offering up some tracks by them. Nice bit of serendipity, eh? I'm looking forward to checking them out- thank you!