‘Give The People What They Want’ Now Available

The wait is over people! Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings long-awaited new full-length Give The People What They Want is now available

We know you’ve been patiently waiting all these months and now you will finally be able to play the band’s studio full-length on your turntable, iPod, or CD player.

You can buy the album from the Super Soul Super Store, or on iTunes, Amazon.com, or at Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, or your local neighborhood indie record store.

Show us where you are buying GTPWTW by taking photos and using #WeWantSharon and we’ll share some of our favorite photos through Instagram and Facebook.

Be sure to check out the new official music video for “Stranger to My Happiness.”

Thanks for all your support of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Daptone Records this year and enjoy GTPWTW!

“Stranger to My Happiness” Video Premiere, Stream ‘Give The People What They Want’

We are inching closer and closer to the release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give The People What They Want but we have two things to help you while you wait.

First things first, NPR Music is streaming the record in it’s entirety today. They had this to say about the album, “Set, as always, against The Dap-Kings’ characteristically springy horns, Jones growls and struts through 10 timeless songs that couldn’t sound better suited to the big stage. It’s to her credit that the studio serves them, too, throughout an album that deftly and efficiently carries out the mission suggested by its title. She wasn’t gone long, thank goodness, but it’s so nice to have her back.”

And if the stream wasn’t enough for you, we are exciting to announce that the brand new video for “Stranger to My Happiness” is premiering today at VEVO. Huge thanks to Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu at Production Company Productions for their great work on the video.

Enjoy both the stream and video premiere and don’t forget to pre-order Give The People What They Want from the Daptone Super Soul Super Store. 

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Charles Bradley Covers Black Sabbath’s “Changes”

Did you pick up Charles Bradley’s Record Store Day Black Friday 45? Well, fear not if you didn’t (or celebrate if you did!) because you can stream CB’s cover of “Changes” on our Soundcloud and Youtube.

Victim of Love, the 65-year old Screaming Eagle of Soul’s triumphant second album–has received overwhelming praise since it’s release this spring, most recently being names to the “Best of” lists by SPIN, MOJO, Paste, BuzzFeed, Rough Trade& more. The album’s title track was also named to Rolling Stone’s “Best Songs of 2013.”

Charles will be celebrating his big year and celebrating the arrival of 2014 with a New Years Eve show at Pittsburgh, PA’s Highmark’s First Night. Get your tickets.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings European Tour

We’re excited to announce that Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be heading across the pond for a series of European tour dates in May. Tickets are now available for these dates. With each ticket purchase, you have the option to pre-order Give The People What They Want on CD or vinyl LP.

 Check out the European tour dates below. 

05/06/14 – Paris, France @ Olympia TICKETS

05/08/14 – Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle TICKETS

05/10/14 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus TICKETS

05/13/14 – Koln, Germany @ E-Werk TICKETS 

05/14/14 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso TICKETS

05/16/14 – London, UK @ Roundhouse TICKETS

05/18/14 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB TICKETS

05/19/14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit TICKETS

05/20/14 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Main Hall TICKETS

05/22/14 – Helsinki, Finland @ Circus TICKETS


Pre-order Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ ‘G.T.P.W.T.W’, US Pre-Sale Tickets Now Available

Ladies and Gentlemen of the greater SOUL community, we are beside ourselves with delight to announce the release of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings highly anticipated fifth album, Give The People What They Want. The 10 song masterpiece will not be on the shelves of your local record haunt until Jan. 14th, but fret not for we empathize with your Soulful plight, and are happy to offer a variety of preorder delights.

As a special treat to our beloved analog community, we are offering a 45 featuring two hit songs from said LP, that will ship IMMEDIATELY on all specified vinyl preorders.  That’s right,  get your preorder in today and be the first one on the block to have two brand new tracks from Sharon and Co. – TWO MONTHS BEFORE STREET DATE Dig below for our extensive list of deals and exclusives. All orders will be shipped for arrival Jan. 14th.  Also, the first 300 orders for stereo vinyl LPs will come on SUPER LIMITED, BLUE MARBLED WAX. Also the First 200 Compact Discs ordered will be signed by the undisputed Queen Of Modern Soul, Miss Sharon Jones.

Check out all the bundles in the Super Soul Super Store.

ALSO, we are excited to announce that the band will be embarking on their first, full US tour in over two years this Spring. Fan pre-sale and album bundles are now available on SharonJonesAndTheDapKings.com right now!

Feb 6 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

Feb 11 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre

Feb 13 Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre

Feb 14 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

Feb 15 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

Feb 17 Charleston, NC – Music Farm

Feb 18 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater

Feb 20 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre

Feb 21 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

Feb 22 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

Feb 25 Houston, TX – House of Blues

Feb 26 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Feb 27 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

Mar 1 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

Mar 2 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Mar 4 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

Mar 5 Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre

Mar 6 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater

Mar 8 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall

Mar 17 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

Mar 18 Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Mar 20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

Mar 21 Phoenix, AZ – Heritage Square (Pavilion)

Mar 22 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Mar 25 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Mar 27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Mar 28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Mar 29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Apr 1 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

Apr 2 Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Apr 3 Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Apr 4 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall

Apr 5 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

Apr 9 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

Apr 11 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre


Charles Bradley / Budos Band Record Store Day (Black Friday) 7-inch

We are excited to announce that Charles Bradley and The Budos Band will be joining up for a new 7-inch for Record Store Day (Black Friday). Click the link for all the details. 



“Watch Your Step” by George Rodriguez


Killer soul mix from George Rodriguez, part of the DJ team for two of the longest running rare soul and 45-only parties in the US, Angel City Soul Club (Los Angeles) and Hipshaker (Minneapolis).

Click to download

The Poets of Rhythm Anthology: 1992-2003

Featuring the previously unreleased track, “Path of Life,” extensive liner notes, and never-before-seen photos.  2xLP Gatefold / 20-page CD Bookcase. Out October 1st!

New Charles Bradley 45

Two of the heaviest cuts from the latest album, Victim of Love, “Confusion” and “Where Do We Go From Here” are now available on 45! Get it at the Daptone Shop.

“Charles Bradley: Soul of America” DVD

Charles Bradley: Soul of America” takes you behind the scenes in the months leading up to the release of his debut album “No Time for Dreaming.” Order the DVD (region 1) at the Daptone Shop.