Friday Night Jazz Soul: Sharon Jones

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:

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There’s a lesson in this: Be careful  about not paying comedy writers, as they have the clever ability to make you look like idiotic shitbags . . .

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