Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are playing the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday (along with Feist) and I wrote a feature in this week’s LA Weekly about the Dap-Kings specifically (no disrespect to Sharon but I had written about her before, everyone writes about her, surprisingly few people write about the Dap-Kings, ergo…). Tickets are still available, beginning at $10. Sure, those are nosebleeders but if you’ve never been to the HB before, it’s a great summer venue.
For those who are really cheap, on Saturday, the Budos Band (which shares members with the Dap-Kings) is performing at the Getty Center for free (well, you still have to pay for parking) as part of their Summer Sessions series.
In honor of the two shows:
Charles Bradley and the Bullets: This Love Ain’t Big Enough For the Two of Us
Lee Fields: Could Have Been
Both from Daptone 7″ Singles Collection Vol. 2 (Daptone, 2008)
Earlier in the summer, Daptone Records released the second volume of their 7″ releases – most of these songs had never been on any format besides 7″ vinyl – and that includes Charles Bradley being backed by the Budos Band back when they were called the Bullets. Fierce and funky!
Lee Fields, who’s mostly worked with Truth and Soul in recent years, cut a few sides with Daptone in the early 00s, including the included ballad here. Slow and patient, you have to love how this song builds and rests on the strength of Fields’ impassioned voice.
Hope to see all you Angelinos this Sat or Sun.