It seems that the ongoing retro throwback trend in music is continuing unabated.
We’ve noted quite a few of these retro modern performers: Bettye LaVette, Amy Winehouse, James Hunter, Corinne Bailey Rae and Bitter:Sweet.
The latest fun music is Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights. (Amazon is also offering a free MP3 of the title track of the album, no strings attached).
Called the “Queen of Funk,” any fan of 1960s and 70s R&B, Soul, or Motown will find plenty to love about this disc: Sharon Jone’s is in turns, upbeat, smoky, slinky and soulful.
This is Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ 3rd album. Hardcore fans may recognize the Dap-Kings as the backing band for Amy Winehouse – both on the recording and on tour.
• MySpace page (4 streaming songs)
• Daptone Records
• Wikipedia entry
Video 100 Days, 100 Nights:
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