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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

FUV's New Dig: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Laura Fedele/WFUV

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Give The People What They Want
Daptone Records

You couldn't have found a better name for an album than the one gracing this fifth collection by soul and funk revivalists Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want. Here they give their fans ten songs brimming with classic soul vibes and heavy funk grooves. If there were any doubt as to the place this band holds in the funk/soul/R&B revivalist movement, it would be wiped away after one listen to this new effort.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Words and Music - 2010

by WFUV Staff

When Sharon Jones names her new album I Learned The Hard Way, she isn't kidding. It took her forty years to make it as a singer — after stints as a corrections officer and an armored car guard. However, she's now the first lady of the neo-soul funk revival, and she made the trip from House of Soul Studios in Brooklyn to FUV with all her Dap Kings to share some new live tunes, and to tell us what she thinks about R. Kelly.