Penrose Records 45s Out Now!

The 45s that launched our new imprint, Penrose Records, from The Altons, Los Yesterdays, Thee Sinseers, Jason Joshua, and Thee Sacred Souls are out now! Limited quantities have been added to the Daptone Shop and a second pressing is on the way, due to land on July 15th. 45s are also now available at shops […]

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Daptone Auction Fundraiser

We at Daptone stand in unity with protestors across the country whose outrage at this country’s seemingly endless racist violence has boiled over. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery cannot be seen as outliers due to individual bad actors, but rather just the most recent acts to be caught on […]

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Little Richard (1932-2020)

Words by Andy Maltz There have been so many eloquent remembrances of Little Richard in the past couple of days since his passing that I am hesitant to attempt one, knowing that my words will inevitably fall short. The basic details of his life–his youth, struggle for recognition, conflicts between his religious beliefs and his […]

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Lee Fields – Let’s Get a Groove On

Freshly unleashed from the vaults of Desco Records and remastered for the first time since its 1998 release, we announce the re-release of Lee Fields‘ classic, Let’s Get a Groove On. Available digitally on April 3rd, and on LP as an exclusive Record Store Day release with clear vinyl and green splatter.

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New Menahan Street Band 45

MSB is back with a new 45. “There’s a New Day Coming”, a tribute to our late friend, Charles Bradley, and features vocals by the amazing Saundra Williams of Saun & Starr, b/w “Tommy Don’t”. Get it on 45, stream it, or download it now. Limited copies with random color vinyl available only at the Daptone […]

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Bad Education: Soul Hits of Timmion Records

For the better part of 15 years, Helsinki’s own Timmion Records has released some of the most exciting soul sides happening today. To help spread the Timmion love, Daptone staffers and brass made a list of their favorite Timmion tracks from the past couple years. Presented here is Bad Education, Vol. I, the culmination of […]

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