This is ridiculously awesome. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings appear on the latest Red Hot compilation, called Dark Was the Night and they are covering…Shuggie motherf—ing Otis and “Inspiration Information,” quite possibly one of the greatest songs ever recorded. Ever.
Here’s Shuggie’s original:
Shuggie Otis: Inspiration Information
From Information Inspiration (Epic, 1974)
(If you don’t already own this album, admit this to no one and quickly go out and get it lest you embarrass and your children for having slept).
Here’s a snippet from Jones and the DK’s version (you can buy the entire song for download or just cop the entire comp).
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Inspiration Information (snippet)
From Dark Was the Night (4AD, 2009)