How many times do we go digging for old beat up records and end up coming home with some soul also-rans that, if we pick them apart, we can find some break, horn section, or bass line that we are convinced elevate them to some unheard classic. We're dipshits. Sharon Jones has put out readily available top notch, as good as any ever recorded, soul records since 2002. I mean really, what are we? Scarcity whores? I'm thinking that we all better check our digger's pride at the door. That shit doesn't mean anything when it comes to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. You can buy their stuff brand new and they'll sell you all you want. Your digging skills are powerless here big boy. Try to find a reason not to dig them. It all comes down to availability. That's why they aren't some zillion dollar white whale. Why they aren't insanely popular, that comes down to the cold hard brutal fact that the public at large has shit for taste. Fuck 'em, and fuck poo-pooing soul collectors. I like good soul music, period. And I love Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - You're Gonna Get It mp3 at I Am Fuel You Are Friends
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Let Them Knock mp3 at KEXP
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Retreat mp3 at KEXP
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - How Long mp3 at ATumblr (?)
Greyboy with Sharon Jones and Quantic - Got To Be Love mp3 at Ear It Now Snappy breaks
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Pick It Up Lay It In the Cup mp3 at Gemini Radio Funky, this one.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Official Site