Saturday, November 21, 2009

Daptone Gold

So unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you've got to have heard of Daptone Records. And if you HAVE been listening under a rock, I hope it's got a turntable or record player so you can listen to their latest release, Daptone Gold. It's a twenty three track collection of hits and obscurities, album favorites and unheard exclusives from the Daptone Records catalog. For those of you who've seen Sharon Jones live, you'll recognize the voice behind the album's intro, Binky Griptite. From there you'll find cut after juicy cut of soul, funk, and gospel goodness that's became their status quo. You'll hear Sharon Jones, The Dap Kings, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Lee Fields, Antibalas, Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band, and The Sugarman Three. To top it off, you can get all 23 tracks on a single CD for the ridiculous price of $11 OR, even better, a double LP version in a gold foil gatefold jacket for only $22 (that includes a coupon for mp3 download)!

Here are two tracks from the collection. The first is from Dap-Dippin with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, their debut album. The second is from a 45 RPM only release from 2006.

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dangold said...

The Lee Fields link doesn't work for me.

Sean said...

Thanks Dan, the link is fixed now.

steph said...

ooo the gold foil LP edition sounds amazing! Can't wait to get that through the mail box.

It's awesome that Sharon Jones is up there next to Fields. She is definitely where she's meant to be!...

Great post, thanks!

Sean said...


Are you in / working with the Black Seeds? If so, get a hold of me, I'm interested.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember the last time I sat and listened right through an entier album twice just after buying it. Best deal out there right now in my mind.

Kudos to Daptone for putting out this gem. Keep pumping out the Jams!