I Learned the Hard Way (Bonus Version)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
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||The Game Gets Old||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:55||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Learned the Hard Way||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:47||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Better Things||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:39||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Give It Back||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:21||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Money||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:21||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Reason||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||2:19||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Window Shopping||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||4:34||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||She Ain't a Child No More||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||2:34||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Still Be True||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:48||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Without a Heart||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||2:44||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||If You Call||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||2:59||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mama Don't Like My Man||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||2:30||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||He Said I Can (Bonus Track)||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||2:50||£0.99||View in iTunes|
It’s hard at times to believe that this album wasn’t mixed in 1967 by Stax Records producers. In “The Game Gets Old” Jones inflects with passion and verve over the timeless tones of a string section, brass horns and vintage guitars played with finesse. The title track makes for an organic hit as it inadvertently schools Amy Winehouse with the commanding authenticity of a bygone Aretha Franklin hit. The Dap-Kings bestow “Better Things” with a loose bounce and a tight strut seemingly learned from studying the rhythmic disciplines of early recordings by The J.B.’s and The Meters. The sinister swagger of “Money” plays like Etta James crooning for Curtis Mayfield’s band as Jones feverishly muses on the blessings and curses of the all-American dollar. But I Learned the Hard Way isn’t just for those vinyl hounds who hunt down obscure Marva Whitney records; the album has the power to connect with anyone who has ever looked for comfort, familiarity and substance in a song.
So much better than this sterile tinny sounding stuff in the top forty. Despite being a classic soul record it still manages to sound innovative.
I learned the hard way
GREAT album downloading Natural as I type I had never heard of her before I DO NOW WOW !!!!
jEEZE THIS ALBUM LIFTED ME UP!!!!
SharonJones has just given me back my faith in Blus and Soul music. Absolutely brilliant album.
Formed: 2001 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '00s, '10s