100_days_100_nights_It seems that the ongoing retro throwback trend in music is continuing unabated.

We’ve noted quite a few of these retro modern performers: Bettye LaVette, Amy Winehouse, James Hunter, Corinne Bailey Rae and Bitter:Sweet

The latest fun music is Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights.  (Amazon is also offering a free MP3 of the title track of the album, no strings attached).

Called the “Queen of Funk,” any fan of 1960s and 70s R&B, Soul, or Motown will find plenty to love about this disc: Sharon Jone’s is in turns, upbeat, smoky, slinky and soulful.

NaturallyThis is Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ 3rd album. Hardcore fans may recognize the Dap-Kings as the backing band for Amy Winehouse – both on the recording and on tour.

More info:

MySpace page (4 streaming songs)

Daptone Records

Wikipedia entry

Video 100 Days, 100 Nights:

(if no video appears here, than try IE or Safari — or got to YouTube directly.
Firefox has been glitchy with YouTube videos lately) 

Category: Digital Media, Music

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11 Responses to “Friday Night Jazz Soul: Sharon Jones”

  1. John Navin says:

    How about the real thing, Barry?


  2. Detroit Cobras: better revival band than those just mentioned, imho. And speaking of Zep the other day, how about The Black Keys! Very fun stuff.

  3. Ant says:

    Crush Da Bears,

    Ebay is your friend :-)

    They appear to have several hundred on sale for within 10% of retail.


  4. Ant says:

    Weird. Could have sworn I was replying to an upthread post.

    My apologies if I was participating in an unintended threadjack, Barry…

    The Dap-Kings track smokes, btw – thanks for the link.

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  6. Donny Hathaway says:

    Sharon Jones’ concert in Toronto earlier this week was completely sold out! I’m glad she is finally rubbing off some of Amy Winehouse’s fame.

  7. David Yaseen says:

    She does all of the things, she has all the accoutrements, all the everything (and the song itself is _incredible_), but she leaves me a bit cold in places. Kind of like microwave soul impersonating cookin’ with gas.

  8. kvenlander says:

    Amazon morons make me clicky-clicky all the way to choose a credit card to charge $0.00 for the download. Sheeesh.

  9. Yeah, thats kinda weird — but thats whatcha get fer free . . .

  10. sarge says:

    I was wondering when you were going to get around to spotlighting this album. She played the Apollo last month- couldn’t get tickets to that show either