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 […]
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.
Available for the first time on vinyl in 55 years, we have two sought after sides from legendary Ohio teen combo, Johnny’s Uncalled Four. Out 2/21 on 45 and digital. Limited copies with random color vinyl available only at the Daptone Shop.
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 […]
We’ve freshened up our WDAP: House of Soul Favorites Spotify Playlist. Listen and follow to hear the Daptone staff’s favorites both from within the catalog and beyond!
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 […]
The sophomore release from The Mystery Lights is out now on our rock subsidiary Wick Records! Produced by Wayne Gordon at Daptone’s House of Soul, Too Much Tension! is a modern classic born from vintage technique and soulful execution.
Carlton Jumel Smith – 1634 Lexington Avenue is out now on Timmion Records! On his debut album, Carlton explores different shades of the golden era of soul music, and it would be hard to find anyone doing it as fresh in 2019. You know those front to back soul album classics you treasure in your collection? This will stand up with the best of them.