Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Tour Photo Journal: Part 1

The Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings tour has rolling across the country for over a month now, with a number of sold out shows and praise from fans.

Here are some recent photos from the road. More photos will be posted soon but for now, make sure you are following us on Instagram.

 

 

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley Releases On Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day 2014 is just under a month away (April 19th) and we are excited to announce TWO releases this year!

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Charles Bradley will release a new, four-song 12-inch titled I Hope You (Find The Good Life). The record was produced by Mr. Tom Brenneck and features the Menahan Street Band and the Sha La Das backing up The Screaming Eagle Of Soul. It’s limited to 2000 copies only!

Tracklisting

SIDE A

1. “I Hope You Find (The Good Life)”
2. “I Hope You Find (The Good Life) (instrumental)”

SIDE B
1. “Electric Victim of Love”
2. “Electric Victim of Love (Instrumental)”

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Finally, after many years of being out-of-print and sought after by vinyl fiends across the globe, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings‘ debut full-length Dap-Dippin‘ will be reissued starting on RSD. The record is remastered from the original tapes and features a previously unreleased song, “Will You Be True?” featuring Lee Fields. This RSD edition will be on blue vinyl and also limited to 2,000 copies.

Tracklisting
1. (Introduction)
2. Got A Thing On My Mind
3. What Have You Done For Me Lately?
4. The Dap Dip
5. Give Me A Chance
6. Cut The Line
7. Got To Be The Way It Is
8. Make It Good To Me
9. Ain’t It Hard
10. Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut
11. Casella Walk
12. Will You Be True? (feat. Lee Fields) previously unreleased

Support your local, independent record store on April 19!

The Debut 45 From Saun & Starr Now Available

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It is our distinct pleasure to present the debut release by two women who will forever change the Soul game: Saun & Starr. Like a two-headed Phoenix rising from the ashes of a bygone era when the duets of Sam & Dave, James & Bobby Purify, and Marvin & Tammi danced upon the airwaves, Saun & Starr have redefined the possibilities of what a great Soul duo can be. Though they each possess a tone and style that commands attention, together their voices compliment each other perfectly, lifting their sound to elevations neither could reach alone –– harmonies and phrases playfully intertwining to form the architecture for a soulful fortress of vocal prowess. This is obvious to anyone who’s heard them backing up Miss Sharon Jones (on stage or on record) under the loving pseudonym “The Dapettes.”
Though they are currently in the studio putting finishing touches on their debut full length album, two of their tunes have thankfully been committed to seven inch wax. The A-Side, ‘Hot Shot’ is a feel-good shaker that features the inexplicable range of Miss Starr Duncan Lowe, backed staunchly by the “Baddest Band in the Land”, The Dap-Kings. The flip, ‘Gonna Make Time’, showcases Saundra “Saun” Williams’ smooth, smoky vocal, atop a bed of deep low-rider soul. If this 45 ain’t your bag, please go lay down on a busy street. There’s no hope for you.
You can stream “Hot Shot” on our Soundcloud page. And don’t forget to get to the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings shows early to see Saun & Starr perform!

‘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 Soul Brunch

To celebrate the upcoming release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give The People What They Want, we are excited to announce our Soul Brunch listening party for the record.

On Sunday, January 5th, participating record stores around the country will be playing the record. And as a special treat, when you pre-order the record at the store, you will receive a limited edition 7-inch (on blue wax) of the song “Calamity” b/w “Ain’t Nobody,” both of which are unreleased tracks!

Here is a list of all participating stores. So celebrate the new year by stopping by your friendly local record store and listen to the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings record before anybody else!

ANTONE’S RECORD SHOP  Austin, TX
APOLLO RECORDS IN THE USA   Thomasville, GA
BETTER DAYS (East)  Louisville, KY
BIRDLAND RECORDS  Virginia Beach, VA
BLACKBIRD RECORDS  Fullerton, CA
BLEECKER STREET  New York, NY
BOHOZONE  Lancaster, PA
CD SOURCE  Dallas, TX
CRIMINAL RECORDS,  Atlanta GA
DIMPLE RECORDS (Arden), Sacramento, CA
DIMPLE RECORDS (Broadway),  Sacramento, CA
DIMPLE RECORDS Citrus Heights, CA
DIMPLE RECORDS  Elk Grove, CA
DIMPLE RECORDS  Folsom, CA
DIMPLE RECORDS  Roseville, CA
ELECTRIC FETUS  Minneapolis, MN
FINGERPRINTS  Long Beach, CA
GOOD RECORDS  Dallas, TX
GRIMEY’S  Nashville, TN
GUESTROOM RECORDS  Louisville, KY
HARVEST RECORDS  Asheville, NC
HEIGHTS VINYL  Houston, TX
HOMER’S Omaha, NE
HORIZON RECORDS  Greenville, SC
HUNGRY EAR RECORDS  Kailua, HI
INDEPENDENT RECORDS  Colorado Springs, CO
LANDLOCKED MUSIC  Bloomington, IN
LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS  Lawrence, KS
LUNA MUSIC  Indianapolis, IN
MAIN STREET MUSIC Philadelphia, PA
MILLS RECORD COMPANY Kansas City, MO
M-THEORY  San Diego, CA
MUSIC MILLENNIUM  Portland, OR
NORMANS SOUND AND VISION  Brooklyn, NY
ORIGAMI VINYL Los Angeles, CA
OTHER MUSIC  New York, NY
OZ MUSIC Tuscaloosa, AL
PARK AVE CDS Orlando, FL
PLAN 9  Richmond, VA
POPS RESALE  Lexington, KY
PORT OF SOUND RECORD SHOPPE  Costa Mesa, CA
RADIO-ACTIVE RECORDS  Fort Lauderdale, FL
RASPUTIN  Berkeley, CA
RECORD ARCHIVE Rochester, NY
SCOTTI’S RECORD SHOP Summit, NJ
SILVER PLATTERS (SoDo) Seattle, WA
SISTERS OF SOUND  Manhattan, KS
THE SOUND GARDEN  Baltimore, MD
THE SOUND GARDEN  Syracuse, NY
STEADY SOUNDS  Richmond, VA
STINKWEEDS  Phoenix, AZ
STRICTLY DISCS  Madison, WI
SWEAT RECORDS  Miami, FL
T-BONES RECORDS AND CAFÉ  Hattiesburg, MS
THE GROOVE  Nashville, TN
TONEVENDOR  St. Augustine, FL
TRES GATOS  Jamaica Plain, MA
VINTAGE VINYL  St. Louis, MO
WATERLOO RECORDS  Austin, TX
WAX N FACTS  Atlanta, GA
ZIA RECORDS (Eastern) Las Vegas, NV
ZIA RECORDS (Mill Ave) Tempe, AZ
ZIA RECORDS (Speedway)  Tucson, AZ

 

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.