Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way

I think I stumbled across this band via Crooks and Liars Late Night Music Club and was highly impressed by what I heard. This modern band perfectly mimics the fine soul sounds of the late 60's/early 70's with super vocals by Sharon Jones (with tones ranging from Petula Clark to Lisa Kekaula from the Bell Rays) and classy backings from the 8 piece (!) Dap-Kings, who are sometimes augmented by additional musicians!

Any fans of great, sweet soul should pick this up! I will definitely be looking into Jones' other records!