Monday, August 22, 2011

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: Until Their Hands Are Black and Blue

All these emergent bands playing soul and funk get me excited!  There's something about that Motown sound that's intimate and emotional.  No band, however, does it better than Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.  They're right out of the 60's.  Forming over a decade ago, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are finally getting the recognition they deserve.  Their 2010 release I Learned the Hard Way was and still is immensely popular, hitting #2 on the independent albums chart and reaching #15 on Billboard's Top 200.  I can't wait to see this band live, as they are well known for their live performances.  It may be a show best enjoyed with the eyes closed, so I can imagine it taking place decades earlier.

Here's Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings performing "Let Them Knock" off 2007's 100 Days, 100 Nights.

Ladies and gentlemen... Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

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