The World of Daptone Records
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||Got a Thing On My Mind||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||2:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Funky So-And-So||Sugarman Three & Co.||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Thunder Chicken||The Mighty Imperials||3:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||How Long Do I Have to Wait for You?||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Up from the South||The Budos Band||3:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Suzy Q||Sugarman Three||4:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||More Mess On My Thing||The Poets of Rhythm||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Chicken Half||Sugarman Three||3:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti||The Daktaris||5:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gotta Find a Way||Bob & Gene||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Chicago Falcon||The Budos Band||2:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||100 Days, 100 Nights||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Trouble In My Way (feat. Mary Moore)||Como Mamas||5:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||What Have You Done||Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens||3:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Make the Road By Walking||Menahan Street Band||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Learned the Hard Way||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Unbroken, Unshaven||The Budos Band||2:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The World (Is Going Up In Flames) [feat. Menahan Street Band]||Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Hessa||El Rego||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Longer and Stronger||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||3:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Daptone Records' mission statement makes a pretty hard claim: “To bring you the tastiest, most delectable nuggets of soul, funk, gospel, and Afrobeat to be found on a vinyl platter.” But this incredible collection makes good on that goal—it’s impossible to play The World of Daptone Records without feeling the itch to get up and dance. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ “Got a Thing on My Mind” from their 2002 debut album kicks off the party with some seriously hard soul-funk rhythms that groove and strut while Jones sings like a cooler-tempered Marva Whitney rolling with The JB’s in 1969. Sugarman Three follow this up with a funk-whipped instrumental of near-Meters proportions with their “Funky So-And-So” (dig that airtight drum solo). “Thunder Chicken” by Mighty Imperials works in the mysterious bygone funk where it’s difficult to understand how something played so tight and on-lock could possibly sound so loose and juicy. El Rego’s mid-'60s cut “Hessa” is a standout jam that infuses hard-driving Afrobeat rhumba with tinges of American-inspired funk.
I didn't know people still made good music....
What have you done my brother?
I was introduced to Daptone Records through the Mighty Imperials played as bumper music at a Black Keys concert a few years ago. Undoubtedly the best use of Shazam I've ever had. Get all of the Daptone tunes while you can!!!