COCHEMEA – SONG OF HAPPINESS b/w STRANDED IN SPACE…

The debut solo-single from The Dap-Kings sax-man and long-time Daptone Family fixture, the peerless player with palpable provenance, Cochemea Gastelum! Recorded entirely in his humble bedroom studio, Cochemea masterfully blends the drum-machine-laden soul-explorations of artists like Shuggie Otis and Sly Stone, with the avant-garde, electric sax permutations of Eddie Harris.

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THE DAP-KINGS – TEAR IT DOWN b/w THE COLLECTION SONG

Exclusively for Daptone Authorized Dealers (no web shop on this one), this limited edition single features two instrumental monsters from the “Baddest Band in the Land,” The Dap-Kings. The A side, tracked during the sessions for Sharon Jones’ last long player, Soul of a Woman, “Tear it Down” is a psychedelic soul groover that features background vocals by Sharon Jones, and Saun & Starr (watch the video here, in case you missed it). On the flip you find “The Collection Song,” a long-time Dap-Kings instrumental that the group has used to warm up crowds all across the globe. A fan favorite for our favorite shops! Check our authorized dealers list or ask at your local record store.

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NEW 45: THE JAMES HUNTER SIX “I DON’T WANNA BE WITHOUT YOU b/w I GOT EYES”

Here come The James Hunter Six! Serving yet another delicious dish of what you wish with the premier single off their upcoming LP, Whatever It Takes (DAP-051). And I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if James hasn’t delivered two of his most compelling sides to date on this one. Bring your talcum powder and a change of clothes cause it’s another jaw-droppin’ showstop- per by that finger-poppin’ pond-hopper, James Hunter.

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