SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS

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By the sound of them, you would have thought Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings started making funk-threaded soul music together in the 1960s. Few devotedly retro acts were as convincing. Few singers as skilled as Sharon Jones at stuffing notes with ache and meaning would be willing to invest in a sound so fully occupied by the likes of Bettye LaVette and Tina Turner in the Ike years, too. But what Jones brought to the funkified table had legs of its own -- eight of them, to be exact -- and they belonged to Binky Griptite, Bugaloo Velez, Homer Steinweiss, and Dave Guy -- her Dap-Kings.

Jones, like James Brown, was born in Augusta, Georgia; there she sang in her church choir, and from fellow parishioners picked up the kind of back-patting she needed to convince her to go mainstream. As a teenager, she moved with her family to Brooklyn,
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SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS Dap-Dippin' With... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dap-Dippin' With...
RnB 2002
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS Naturally album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naturally
RnB 2005
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS 100 Days, 100 Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
100 Days, 100 Nights
RnB 2007
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS I Learned The Hard Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Learned The Hard Way
RnB 2010
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS Give The People What They Want album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Give The People What They Want
RnB 2013
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS It's A Holiday Soul Party album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's A Holiday Soul Party
RnB 2015
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS Soul Of A Woman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Of A Woman
RnB 2017

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