Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens “Cold World”

Out July 29th. In Summer 2013, with Gabriel Roth at the helm, Naomi & co. hit the studio and cut onto tape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order!

Listen to the single, “Sinner,”, at NPR.

Pre-order the album at iTunes and get the single, “Sinner,” immediately.

Get the newest 45 “Sinner” b/w “Everybody Knows”

With Gabriel (Bosco Mann) Roth at the helm, Naomi and company went into the studio Summer 2013, and cut onto tape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order!  At the heart of it, Cold World is a Soul record but the cross section of sub-genres the album weaves through makes it difficult to label it plainly as such.  There are tracks like ‘Sinner’, ‘Heaven Is Mine’, and ‘Humble Me’ that capture the group’s penchant for Soul grooves, seasoned with Naomi’s tough vocal delivery, and the Queens melodic interplay, which captures perhaps better than any of the other tracks, NSGQ’s live show.  Then there’s some hard funk by way of ‘Bound for the Promised Land’, ‘Cold World’, and ‘Thank You Lord’ – the percolating church rave-up of ‘Get Up, Child’, the country heavy ‘One Day’, and ‘I Earned Mine’, and the bouncing rumba of ‘Everybody Knows.’  This album is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics. Trust us, the wait was worth it.

Upcoming Tour Dates

May 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Jalopy Theatre and School of Music TICKETS

June 25 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival TICKETS

July 12 Rochester, NY @ Big Rib BBQ Festival TICKETS

July 19 Cahors, France @ Cahors Blues Festival TICKETS

July 20 Antibes, France @ Jazz A Juan TICKETS

August 8th-10th Regina, Canada TICKETS

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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.



‘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,, 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!

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 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. 



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.