Friday, September 07, 2007

Friday Cat Blogging: APEC Edition #2

Sharon Jones, & the Dap Kings.

MP3: This Land is Your Land, Sharon Jones &the Dap Kings.

Soul/funk outfit discovered by me only recently and this song is about perfect for the day. "This Land is Your Land", yes that one, from the recent album Naturally. Woody Guthrie meets Detroit, and while that might sound iffy to some I can say No! It really works. Very hot, soulful, funky (they're a soul/funk outfit, you see), irresistable horn section.

From a profile of Daptone Records:

Jones is Daptone’s starpower at the moment, with a new album — 100 Days, 100 Nights — ready to drop to its knees and shout please please please, capping a long gestation period that has seen her growing in assuredness and maturity. Not that she came to Daptone wet behind the ears. Singing since the '70s, when the prospects for classic funk seemed on the far side of possibility, Desco found her working as a prison guard. I was captivated after seeing her for the first time, when Andrew “8 Track” Burns took me to the Mercury Lounge for a Daptone revue. 2002’s Dap Dippin’, her debut album release, contains some of the above singles, such as “What Have You Done for Me Lately” and “Got a Thing on My Mind,” and also allows her to stretch out: a steamy track like “Make It Good For You” melts buttahhhhh….

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