1/28/2005

takin' it back

I'm not a huge fan of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, who--since we're here--are described by Judy Miller at Motormouth Media as "today's premier source of real Funk & Soul." I don't think I need to address the overstatement.

Anyhow, these folks just released Naturally this week, an album of very decent retro soul and funk. The album is good, but up against Aretha Franklin and the Meters--I mean, there's a reason Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are going back to reference these artists.

All of that said, this last week's Soul Sides, which is Oliver Wang's informative and entertaining (if a bit dry) "record-appreciation [audio]blog," offered fine retro-sympathies toward the Dap-Kings' cause. Wang also posted a great Paul Nice remix of "Got To Be Love," originally a track by Greyboy, featuring Sharon Jones.

1 Comments:

Blogger Oliver said...

A bit dry?

[insert hurt emoticon here]

;) Thanks for the shout though.

O.W.

1:21 AM  

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