Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
old school soul, funk & R&B
A real treat for those, who miss the downhome funkiness and bluesy soul of Stax records from the 60/70’s Memphis. Old school truly lives in the less-is-more sound of Sharon Jones & The
Dap-Kings, though the songs are brand new and original. Deep soul & uncut funk, no artificial sweetening!
The band’s down-to-earth combination happened, when New York’s young funk fanatics found themselves an ideal singer in the older and experienced Jones. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised
there and in Brooklyn, Sharon learned to testify, shout and scream in the church. She and the boys have played a staggering amount of gigs and have been for years the darlings of hardcore soul freaks. Now
their deliciously rough & tuff third album, 100 Days, 100 Nights, is reaching a larger audience, when Amy Winehouse named Sharon as an inspiration and, like Kanye West, Kenny Dope and Hank Shocklee,
borrowed Dap-Kings to bring that crucial raw soul sound to her hits. Jones also sings in the Lou Reed’s Berlin documentary and plays the role of a barrelhouse singer in The Great Debator movie,
starring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker.