July 24, 2008

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings//How Long Do I Have to Wait for You?

How long do I have to wait for the weekend? Just one more day, actually!

Yeah, it’s Thursday. What better way to celebrate the impending two days of freedom than with the soulful sounds of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. This amazing Brooklyn band sounds so much like authentic late 60s/70s soul/funk that it’s almost unbelievable that they are a contemporary band recording in today’s mostly digital world.

I first heard the album Naturally on vinyl out of a little standalone box player a few years ago at a friend’s house. I was instantly blown away by the sound quality, the hooks and the sheer power of Jones’ performance.

How Long Do I Have to Wait for You.mp3

Because they use only analog recording equipment, they sound just as fantastic live as they do on tape. Jones is a dynamic soul diva and the 10 Dap Kings never miss a note or a beat. I had the privilege of seeing them last year at Castle Clinton, part of the River to River fest. Unfortunately, it just came to my attention that I have to miss out on their NYC Summer Stage show this year (Aug 16 @ Central Park) –but you shouldn’t!


web diversions said...

That Castle Clinton show was such a jam,

Bashmaster General said...

Saw Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Hollywood Bowl recently, opening for Feist. They might have stolen the show.