Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) [Black Friday 20] Daptone Records LP Pre-Order
Budos Band V As menacing and unhinged as ever, the pride of Staten Island is back with their fifth full-length offering, V. Raw and absent of the modern technological trappings, the Budos pick up where they left off with 2014’s Burnt Offering, and finds the Budos expanding on the brooding, fuzz-fueled riffs, whilst harkening back to the Ethiopian inspired rhythms and percussive proclivity that put Budos Band on the map. Daptone CD | LP
Lee Fields Let's Get A Groove ON [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 2. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 26th September, strictly one per customer. Freshly unleashed from the vaults of Desco Records and remastered for the first time since its 1998 release, it is an honor to announce the re-release of one of the finest and most satisfying needle drops of the last 40 years.An album that needs no introduction, yet one is required...we're talking raw soul and heavy, heavy funk sung with aplomb by one of the best in the biz...Ladies and Gentlemen...Presenting! the Lee Fields' classic, "Let's Get a Groove".And groove you shall, for this is supernova of soulful superiority.There is no equal. Daptone Records LP Back in Stock!
Bob & Gene If This World Were Mine Remastered edition with two songs that weren't on the previous version titled I Really Love You and It's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know). An archival collection of some of the sweetest soul from New York in the 1960's. In 1967, two teenage friends, Bobby Nunn and Eugene Copland, were the stars of Mo Do Records; a Buffalo, NY label run by Bobby’s dad, William Nunn. As BOB & GENE they recorded several sides for the label along with other local gospel and soul artists and the dozen or so 45s on Mo Do play back with unconventional humanity and anomalous presence. William’s dream of a Bob & Gene album would never be realised in his lifetime, but in February 2007 we jumped at the chance to pull together these sweet and soulful recordings into an album that’s remained a Daptone favorite ever since. A decade later and we’re thrilled that it’s back in the racks at your favorite purveyor of soulful platters. Daptone LP
The Como Mamas Move Upstairs / Count Your Blessings A raw traditional gospel full of soul, this session was recorded a few days after the band played three nights at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Their debut album Get An Understanding is an all a capella favourite amongst many gospel fans and this serves as a great follow up piece with a backing band. Daptone 7"
The Olympians The Olympians Instrumental soul / motown sounds from super-group The Olympians which is a must for fans of The Dapkings, Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, The Budos Band, and Menahan Street Band... The Olympians is destined to be the instrumental gem of the year. Featuring Thomas Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band, Charles Bradley) Dave Guy (Tonight Show Band, The Dap- Kings,) Leon Michels (The Arcs, Lee Fields) Nicholas Movshon (The Arcs, Lee Fields) Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, Menahan Street Band), Michael Leonhart (Musical Director for Steely Dan, David Byrne), Neal Sugarman (The Dap- Kings, Sugarman 3), Aaron Johnson (Antibalas), Evan Pazner, and the maniacal wizardry of Toby Pazner. Daptone CD | LP
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Miss Sharon Jones! OST Super limited release of the soundtrack to Miss Sharon Jones! The film, directed by two-time Academy Award winner, Barbara Kopple, follows the dynamic front-woman through her 2013 battle with cancer and her triumphant return to the stage around the release of Give The People What They Want. The soundtrack, featuring the exclusive "I'm Still Here", boasts a nice selection of tracks ranging from her early singles on Daptone, to tracks from the band's 2014 release - Give the People What They Want. Much like the film, the soundtrack gives you an intimate, candid look into the life of a woman who refuses to be defined by the challenges she faces. The perfect accompaniment to a truly extraordinary film. Daptone CD | LP Now on Vinyl
Charles Bradley Change For The World / Revelation First single to come from Charles Bradley's album Changes! The Screaming Eagle of Soul has landed! In anticipation for the forthcoming full length ‘Changes’, it brings us great pleasure to ring in 2016 with ‘Change for the World’ b/w ‘Rev- elation’. On this single, Charles, backed by Menahan Street Band, take the psychedelically seasoned soul flirted with on 2013’s ‘Victim of Love’, and expands on it. Marrying heavy rhythm and tape delay with Charles’ pleading vocal performance, it lurks in the ether, engaging your psyche in ways that will make you think there’s more to this life than previously imagined. It’s a Revelation! Daptone 7"
The James Hunter Six Hold On! Fourth album from rhythm & soul musician and superb voice James Hunter Though tunes like "(Baby) Hold On," "If That Don't Tell You," and "Stranded" carry the buoyant energy, crackerjack arrangements, and tough soulful pulse for which the band has become renowned, the true treasures of this LP may lie in the deeper grooves. Rumbas, boleros, bossanovas, and easy rockers, each one swinging more than the last: "This Is Where We Came In", "Something's Calling", "A Truer Heart", “Light of My Life”, “In The Dark” - no clichéd throwback nods to a-time-gone-by here. Daptone CD | LP