Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were on Fresh Air the other day. About time!
The show at the El Rey is sold out so I hope L.A. folks got their tickets. I’ll be spinning from 8 to 10pm that evening, all soul (maybe a little Latin too). Should be fun.
In honor, here’s one cut from Sharon Jones’ “distant” past. It was originally released on the Desco label, back in the late ’90s (when Desco disbanded, Daptones rose to fill its place, featuring many of the same, key personnel). It’s a testament to the quality of these retro-soul singles that, these day, they sell as much as vintage 45s!
Sharon Jones: Hook and Sling Meets the Funky Superfly (Part 1)
From 7″ (Desco, 199?). Also available on Spike’s Choice.