Soul Sides Podcast #5 – Sharon Jones Special
Selections from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Naturally (Daptones, 2005).
Bonus track: DJ Greyboy with Quantic feat. Sharon Jones: Got To Be Love (Paul Nice Remix)
From 12″ (Ubiquity, 2004). Original version on Soul Mosaic (Ubiquity, 2004)
I’m such a fan of this new album by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. I sing more thorough praises on the Podcast but the gist of it is this: this band makes incredible soul and funk music and this is, by far, not only the best thing I’ve heard from Daptone Records, but probably one of the best “retro-soul” albums I’ve heard from any group or artist. Her high-powered funk blasts are great but the ballads and mid-tempo groovers are even better.
As a bonus, I’m including the sold out, 12″-only Paul Nice remix of “Got To Be Love,” a song by Greyboy and Quantic, featuring Jones. Nice does a great job with the remix here – super-snappy, soulful and funky to the bone.