The soul/funk-revival scene has grown quite a bit since Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings jump-started it nearly a decade ago and yet in many ways they are still the standard-bearers for the movement. Now they are back in the fold with Retreat!, the first cut off their upcoming album “Give The People What They Want” [...]
LISTEN: Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames) Last year we had Lee Fields great “Faithful Man” to feed our vintage soul music fix, and now we get news that Charles Bradley is gonna hook us up this year with the release of “Victim of Love” coming April 2nd on Dunham/Daptone Records. [...]
The Como Mamas (Ester Mae Smith and sisters Angela Taylor and Della Daniels) were featured on the Daptone Records gospel compilation “Como Now: The Voices of Panola County, Mississippi” and are now getting their own full-length release with the upcoming “Get An Understanding”. The album features only the amazing voices of the group recorded on [...]
LISTEN: Antibalas – The Ratcatcher (from YouTube) The new self-titled Antibalas record has been out for a couple months now and has been in heavy rotation in my listening queue. It seemed unlikely that they could top their last album “Security”, but they have come damn close with “Antibalas” (their first record on the great [...]
LISTEN: Menahan Street Band – The Crossing (From Rollingstone.com) From “The Crossing” : 2102 : Daptone Records (To Be Released October 30, 2012) Menahan Street Band is a group made up of members of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas and The Budos Band (among others). Their first album was an underground hit and was [...]
Here is a brand new track from the mighty Antibalas who have a new self-titled album coming out August 6th on Daptone. Stream it below via Soundcloud. Excellent !!!
LISTEN: Sugarman 3 – “Rudy’s Intervention” Outstanding new record from The Sugarman 3, their first new album since 2002 and it was definitely worth the wait. Saxophonist and leader Neil Sugarman got the group back into the studio (adding in a few players from his Daptone label’s house band the Dap-Kings) and the result is [...]