Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Return
Give The People What They Want Set for January 14, 2014 on Daptone Records
Watch The Animated Video For ‘Retreat!’ HERE
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Are Back… with a new record, a new video, and a monumental show!
This past spring, Daptone Records had just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want when Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer. The scheduled release and supporting tours were immediately put on hold and all efforts were quickly shifted to her treatment and recovery. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back.
Give the People What They Want is scheduled to drop January 14th, 2014, followed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ triumphant return to the stage on February 6th at the Beacon Theater in New York City, their first show in nearly a year.
For over a decade, the band has traveled the world, blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. While other artists have ridden the crests and troughs of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have bypassed the hype-and-hit superhighway and taken a detour straight to the hearts and bodies of their listeners, transcending fleeting trends and demographics and delivering a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-expanding base of deeply loyal fans. Give the People What They Want is poised to become not only an iconic album from a prolific band, but a fixture in the canon of Soul Music.
The album lifts off with “Retreat!," an up-tempo stomper with ominous, thundering arrangements, and marches directly into the pulsing Detroit-flavored soul of "Stranger To My Happiness" before easing back down into the mellow feel-good anthem “We Get Along”. Track after track, Give the People What They Want delivers every bit of the unbridled soul and studio acumen that defines this bands’ universally loved sound.
“The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon’s recovery,” says the band’s bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann. “Without a doubt, this album is the greatest thing we’ve ever recorded and I’ve been anxious for the world to hear it. Everything will culminate in February at the Beacon. That moment when Sharon walks out to join us on stage again is going to be insane.”
"Stranger to my Happiness" official music video
Check out the new animated video for Retreat!
Stranger To My Happiness
We Get Along
You'll Be Lonely
Now I See
Making Up And Breaking Up
(And Making Up And Breaking Up Over Again)
Get Up And Get Out
Long Time, Wrong Time
People Don't Get What They Deserve
Slow Down, Love
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS BIOGRAPHY
Sharon Jones Is Back!
For Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 2013 has become a year of unforeseen challenges and transformations. Three months before the original scheduled release of the group’s highly anticipated fifth studio record, Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones, the lead singer and matriarch of the worlds’ #1 live soul act, was diagnosed with cancer. What was projected to be a hectic and exciting year of worldwide touring was quickly taken over by hospital rooms, doctors, and many unknowns. At 57, Jones has lived through her fair share of hardships and heartbreak, but being separated from the stage and her fans has proven to be the most difficult challenge yet.
Thanks to an extremely gifted medical staff, several months of recovery and the infinite love and support from friends, family and fans, Sharon is back, ready to once again join her Dap-Kings as they share their music with people around the globe. “My fans are what kept me fighting, and kept me focused on getting better”, Jones says. “Everything I love can be summed up by the moment I get on stage, and start giving the people what they want. That’s real love. That’s real music.”
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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want
While many artists have come and gone, why have Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings only continued to grow steadily in popularity around the world? How can they continue to sell-out huge theaters, headline festivals, and sell hundreds of thousands of records year after year with neither major label support nor a single radio hit? The reason is simple. People love their music. There is no other band around today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap- Kings, there is no other singer that can match the energy and honest soul of Sharon Jones, and there is no other record that embodies this captivating sound better than their latest studio endeavor, Give the People What They Want.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings formed out of the ashes of Desco Records, a fiercely independent label that developed an international underground following for releasing hard funk vinyl in the nineties. After the label’s demise in 1999, the family of musicians that populated it’s roster regrouped to form an all-star band that would become the core of the Daptone Records stable. It was obvious that the new label’s first release would be the debut full length of the fiery Sharon Jones. 2002’s Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings would prove to be the birth of a juggernaut.
Over the next ten years, the band toured vigorously, crafting electrifying shows that brought packed rooms to rapture, leaving only dropped jaws and sweat drenched dance floors behind them. They continued to record albums and 45’s to critical acclaim and public delight, and with each successive release found themselves in bigger and bigger rooms. 2005’s Naturally brought them their first network television performance on Conan O’Brian. 2007’s 100 Days, 100 Nights would sell over 100,000 copies in the states alone, a staggering success for an independent release, and 2010’s I Learned the Hard Way debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart outselling it’s predecessor in only it’s first few months.
Tremendous success on TV would follow, with the Dap-Kings appearing on The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, as the house band for Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, and as performers on 2012’s VH-1 Divas.
Beyond their own records and performances, others have tapped them consistently for a sound that simply cannot be found elsewhere. They have been sampled, licensed for film and TV, and called upon time and again to join other artists both on stage and in studio. This past year has been no exception.
Sharon and the band were invited by Prince to open for his shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and in Paris, and joined John Legend and the National Symphony Orchestra to re-imagine Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On at the Kennedy Center. The Dap-Kings backed Beck as the musical core of his innovative Hello Again project; worked with David Byrne & St. Vincent, Ariana Grande and Sara Bareilles; laid down studio tracks with producer Bob Rock for Michael Buble’s latest album, and returned to the studio with Mark Ronson to record two Amy Winehouse tracks posthumously (after the band’s previous grammy winning performance on Winehouse’s Back to Black) for Lioness: Hidden Treasures. Sharon collaborated with David Byrne, They Might Be Giants, Rufus Wainwright, and Lou Reed, and joined Michael Bublé on Saturday Night Live to perform their duet “Baby (You Got What it Takes)”. She also acted and sang in the Denzel Washington film, The Great Debaters. Adding in their own heavy touring schedule as well as their participation in other Daptone outfits (including studio and road dates with The Menahan Street Band, The Sugarman Three, and Charles Bradley), it is not hard to see Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have been in high demand.
However, with all of the commitments and distractions of success, the band has never lost focus on their objective: bringing their music directly to the people who need it. Last year, they returned once again to Daptone’s studio/headquarters in Bushwick, Brooklyn (affectionately known by many as “The House of Soul”) to write and record a new record. This time, the band (drummer Homer Steinweiss, guitarists Binky Griptite and Joe Crispiano, conguero Fernando Velez, trumpet player Dave Guy, tenor saxophonist Neal Sugarman, baritone saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum, and bassist/producer Bosco Mann) brought in background vocalists the Dapettes (Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan), who have been touring with the band for over a year, to round out the sound and in a few weeks emerged with thirty tracks of what would be their strongest work to date.
“The hardest part was picking the tunes for the record,” says Mann. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a session that was that exciting and productive before. It just seemed like everybody had so many songs and riffs bottled up from being on the road so long. The writing just came naturally, each one of us feeding off each other just like we do on stage. It was a real collaboration and I think that shows on the record. It obviously has all of the hard rhythm and drive that people expect from us – perhaps more – but we’ve definitely crossed into some uncharted territory. Our songwriting process has definitely blossomed into something pretty amazing, and Sharon never ceases to amaze us with her energy. She seems to sing better and better every day.”
From the drop of the needle onto the relentless stomping entrance of Retreat!, the lilting cathartic bounce of the anthemic We Get Along, and the irresistible syncopations of Stranger to My Happiness, straight through to the intoxicating fade out groove of Slow Down, Love, the Dap- Kings have fulfilled the seemingly impossible promise of their own career and brought us th next chapter in what’s proving to be an enduring story of a truly prolific band. Simply great music from a great band, because in the end, that’s all the people really want.
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|SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS: A HISTORY
On May 4th, Sheron Lafaye Jones is born in Augusta, Georgia.
As a teenager, Sharon moves to New York City with her Mother but continues to return to her hometown regularly during the summers.
1977 – 1995
Sharon Jones’ professional music career is limited to wedding bands and sporadic session work on various dance records.
Sharon gets a call to sing back-up at a Desco Records studio session for 70s soul legend Lee Fields. Co-owners and producers Philip Lehman and Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann) bring her in on a tip from a sax player, Jones’s boyfriend at the time. The other two session singers never show up and Jones cuts all the background parts herself, and proceeds to record the impromptu prison rap over “Switchblade.”
1996-1999Jones sings frequently alongside Lee Fields, Joseph Henry, and Naomi Davis as part of the Desco Super Soul Revue, backed by Desco house band the Soul Providers. Desco releases a handful of singles in her name, including “The Bump & Touch,” “Damn It’s Hot,” and “You Better Think Twice,” as well as versions of funk classics “I Got the Feelin’” and “Hook & Sling.”
In the UK, the blossoming Deep Funk scene led by DJs Keb Darge and Snowboy (among others) shows support for these Desco releases and pave the way for Jones and the Soul Providers’ first international tour in 1999 where her command of the stage earns her an overnight title as the “Queen of Funk.”
Desco Records folds and the Soul Providers will not perform again, so Jones and Mann regroup in another formation. Bassist Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), guitarist Binky Griptite, organist Earl Maxton (aka Victor Axelrod of Antibalas and Ticklah), percussionist Fernando “Boogaloo” Velez, trumpeter Anda “Goodfoot” Szilagyi and Baritone saxophonist Jack Zapata (aka Martín Perna, also of Antibalas) come together. In addition, they were joined with tenor saxophonist, Leon Michels (who later leaves the group to form the El Michels Affair, as well as his own label, Truth & Soul) and drummer Homer “Funkyfoot” Steinweiss from the Mighty Imperials, a young instrumental organ funk group that had recorded at Desco to form a new group. The group is now Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.
In anticipation of a summer residency the group landed at a club in Barcelona, a rough eight-track recording studio is rigged up in the basement beneath the Afro-Spot, a local kung-fu dojo. This doubled as an Afrobeat nightclub and headquarters for Antibalas’ frontman Duke Amayo. After a few weeks of tracking and mixing, the band’s debut full-length, Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, is completed. Though few hundred copies are pressed to sell on the road, it will take several months and the birth of a new record label before Dap-Dippin’ is commercially released.
Saxophonist Neal Sugarman, whose organ-driven Sugarman Three combo had given Desco two of its most prominent releases, and Gabriel Roth join together and form Daptone Records. With the intention of continuing on where Desco had left off, they release the Dap-Dippin’ album in May.
Daptone Records relocates to a dilapidated two-family house in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The entire Daptone extended family, Sharon included, convert the upstairs bedrooms into the offices and the first floor into what would become the highly regarded recording studio.
After spending the past three years touring extensively and building steadily upon a growing reputation as the unrivaled frontrunners of old-school soul and funk music, Sharon & the Dap-Kings return to the studio, which is now outfitted with a sixteen-track tape machine to record their second album, Naturally. The Dap-Kings’ line-up now consists of Griptite and Tommy “TNT” Brenneck on guitar, percussionist Velez, drummer Steinweiss, saxophonists Sugarman (tenor) and Michels (baritone), Dave Guy on trumpet, and Mann (Gabriel Roth) on bass.
Naturally hits the streets in January and sets Jones and the Dap-Kings loose on a relentless touring schedule encompassing over 250 shows during 21 tours in 14 countries on 3 continents by year’s end. The band debuts on late-night television with Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Sharon appears as Ella Elephant on Verve Records’ Baby Loves Jazz: Go Baby Go!
In honor of Jones’s 50th birthday, Daptone Records presents a Soul Revue at New York’s Irving Plaza to a sold out crowd. The lineup includes Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, The Budos Band, The Mighty Imperials and Antibalas. This year marks the first time the band tours Australia and eventually the band slows its touring schedule to make time for a return to the studio to record what will become 100 Days, 100 Nights.
Sharon performs with Lou Reed at a special show at Brooklyn’s St. Anne’s Warehouse. And the band goes into the studio with Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse to record her multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning album, Back In Black.
Sharon tours with Lou Reed in Australia as part of his stage adaptation of his 1973 album Berlin and steals the show with her rendition of “Sweet Jane” during an encore at the Sydney Festival.
The Dap-Kings act as the backing band for Amy Winehouse on her first ever US tour, which includes performances on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jones & the Dap-Kings perform at SXSW prompting a feature in the Village Voice.
The Dap-Kings also appear as the house band for ESPN’s ESPY Awards. During this same time, Sharon performs with Booker T. & the M.G.s and begins work with Denzel Washington on his film The Great Debaters, in which she appears as the juke joint singer “Lila” and has several songs on the soundtrack. The film hits screens in time for Christmas.
On October 2nd, 100 Days, 100 Nights is released to widespread critical acclaim. Sharon and the band (named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Ten Most Exciting Artists in its Fall Music Preview) sell out New York’s Apollo Theater and leave soon after on a European tour. The album receives glowing reviews in magazines like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Esquire, URB, Interview, Ebony, Magnet, Nylon, and XLR8R, and newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, the Times of London, and the Washington Post. The Dap-Kings are also featured in a four-page style spread in VIBE.
YouTube premieres the black-and-white video for “100 Days, 100 Nights” and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings tour the US and Canada. Features, included in NPR, Newsweek.com, SPIN, the New York Times, Pitchfork, Under the Radar, Downbeat, Filter, MOJO, No Depression and the New Yorker continue to pour in.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings perform “100 Days, 100 Nights” on the Late Show with David Letterman in February and sell out New York’s Beacon Theater for a special Valentine’s day show before departing “down under” to appear at the Womad Festival in Australia and New Zealand in March.
Despite having been on the road for practically the past six months, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings complete a full festival tour, playing at Coachella, the Roots Picnic, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Virgin Mobile Festival, Lollapolooza, Outside Lands, Monolith, Austin City Limits, and the VooDoo Festival (to name a few), they also found time to open up for the Dave Matthews Band on dates in Chicago and Berkley and make their Hollywood Bowl debut. They return to New York to appear on Late Night with Conan O’Brien to perform “Let Them Knock” before winding down their summer touring, closing the season of the Central Park SummerStage to a packed crowd with a special Daptone Revue. Accolades arrive across the board such as “the unassailable afternoon highlight” by the Baltimore Sun and “…a terrific live act” by the Associated Press, as well as named “Best of ACL” by the Houston Press and described as “a live exorcism set to the most blazing, out-of-control funk soundtrack laid down by anyone not called the JBs" by the Philadelphia Weekly.
It was enough to have Entertainment Weekly declare them the winners of their Best Showmanship Award, prompting one of the site’s critics to touch upon the Coachella performance, “Ms. Sharon Jones and the glorious Dap-Kings were about to present the best set of the day and the show that now ranks among the best I’ve seen in my life. Actually, I could almost be convinced that her set is that good every single time."
During this time, the Dap-King horns also appear on Al Green’s GRAMMY-winning album, Lay It Down, having been recruited by Roots’ drummer (and album producer) ?uestlove.
The band starts the year off with a West Coast tour and a performance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cover Shuggie Otis’s “Inspiration Information” for the lauded Dark Was The Night charity compilation. They also appear at the benefit show on May 3 at New York’s Radio City Music Hallstrong> alongside David Byrne, The National, Feist, and the Dirty Projectors. Said BrooklynVegan about that performance: "…[Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings'] onstage power, especially in that massive room, was something no one all night had come close to." Later that month they appear on the Late Show with new host Jimmy Fallon and return to the Hollywood Bowl in June to perform at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles and at the Chicago Blues Festival.
Concluding a full summer of touring, the band finally goes back into Daptone Studios to begin recording their follow-up to 100 Days, 100 Nights.
In preparation for their fourth full-length release, I Learned The Hard Way, the band sets off to Austin, Texas in March for a busy run at SXSW that includes showcases curated by AOL and NPR. The band then travels back home to NYC to play WNYC’s Soundcheck and to celebrate the release of their newest album, I Learned The Hard Way, on April 6th, 2010. After selling 23,000 copies in the first week, the album hits the Billboard 200 at #15. After a few weeks on the shelves of record stores around the world, the album continues to climb the Billboard charts reaching #2 for Independent albums and #6 for R&B/Hip-Hop albums. However, sales don’t stop there. I Learned The Hard Way goes on to move over 100,000 copies in the first four months after its release date.
The band tours during much of 2010 in support of their new album. They cover the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. They appear on The Mo’Nique Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Dave Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jeno Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Night of Too Many Stars, Conan, as well as a guest performance by Sharon Jones with Michael Bublé on Saturday Night Live.
Sharon and the Dap-Kings close out 2010 by performing a second time on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and headlining two shows at The Best Buy Theatre in Times Square with very special guest, Allen Toussaint.
On January 18th, the band opens for Prince on his “Welcome 2 America” tour at Madison Square Garden. Prince then invites Sharon Jones and members of the Dap-Kings to perform with him during his song “A Love Bizarre.” After the show, the band is invited downtown to The Darby to play Prince’s after party.
-The band continues to tour the US and internationally, opening for Prince in Paris and Ghent.
-On July 24th, 2011 Sharon Jones shares the stage with Stevie Wonder as well as fellow Daptone family member, Charles Bradley, for an evening of soul music collaborations at The Hollywood Bowl to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's iconic album What's Going On.
-In September 2011, the band goes into the studio at Daptone for a month to write and record their fifth full-length album.
- The rest of 2011 saw the band touring in the United States including four sold out shows split between Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg
- 2012 saw the band dedicating a lot of time to the continent of Europe. There were five separate tours of Europe altogether. In between these tours, the band put the finishing touches on their next album.
- Sharon Jones had the pleasure of joining Daryl Hall on his inaugural “Live from Daryl’s House” tour.
- In May of 2012 the band collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra and John Legend to perform Marvin Gaye’s classic What’s Going On at the Kennedy Center in front of two sold out audiences. Sharon had the honor of meeting First Lady Michelle Obama after she attended the second sold-out performance.
- In June, the band returned to Manchester, Tennessee to light up the main stage at the Bonnaroo festival and to Hollywood, California, gracing the stage of the Hollywood Bowl at the Playboy Jazz Festival.
- On August 18th, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings had a homecoming show in Williamsburg, Brooklyn following a few more European trips. Joining labelmates, Antibalas, to form a Daptone Soul Revue on the Brooklyn waterfront in front of over 7,000 adoring fans.
- The band returned to the studio in September to record six classic cover songs for Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
- A day after the tragic Superstorm Sandy hit New York, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings made their way to BAM to join Jimmy Kimmel as he presented his show “Live” from Brooklyn.
- In early November, Sharon and the band joined Charles Bradley, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3, The Como Mamas and Menahan Street Band to headline the Daptone Super Soul Revue at the Bear Creek Music Festival in Live Oak, Florida.
- Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings sold out Davies Symphony Hall over Thanksgiving Day weekend.
- To finish out 2012 and start 2013, the band returned to one of their favorite places to tour - Australia - for the sixth time since 2005. The highlight of the trip was headlining a Daptone Super Soul Revue on the opening night of Sydney Festival in front of 50,000 screaming fans. Joining the band once again was Charles Bradley, The Budos Band, Menahan Street Band and the Sugarman 3.
- The band decided to start 2013 slowly knowing that the second of the year would be consumed by the release of their fifth studio album’s release.
- In March, a trip to Quito, Ecuador marked a brilliant debut at the Ecuador Jazz Festival playing in the beautiful old Nacional Sucre theater.
- In early May, Daptone Records announces the release of Give the People What They Want.
- NPR’s “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” invited the band to be the house band for their live cinecast that was broadcast on May 2nd from NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to 600 movie theaters around the country. The band was joined onstage by Steve Martin, Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and the show’s hosts Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell.
- One week after performing on the NPR show, Sharon Jones was hospitalized for dehydration and exhaustion. Ten days later was one of the most difficult days in her life when she was diagnosed with a Stage 1 Bile Duct cancerous tumor.
Sharon releases a statement to the public explaining her situation and Daptone Records postpones the release of Give the People What They Want indefinitely.
On June 11th, Sharon underwent a seven hour whipple procedure operation done at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The surgery was successful and a few weeks later Sharon temporarily moved to Sharon Springs, NY to rest and recover from the surgery.
Despite the surgery’s success, doctors at Columbia Presbyterian recommended a six month course of chemotherapy in order to ensure that Sharon’s body would be cancer free. Sharon would remain in Sharon Springs and have the chemotherapy done at the Bassett Center in Cooperstown, NY.
- In late August, VH-1 and Cabin Creek Films started work on a documentary about Sharon’s life. The film is directed and produced by Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple.
- On October 9th, Daptone Records announces a new release date for Give the People What They Want. The album is to be released on January 14th, 2014 with tour dates to follow. An animated video for the single, “Retreat” is also released as well as details for Sharon’s comeback show at New York’s Beacon Theater in early February. More Tour dates to follow in a later announcement.
PRESS QUOTES FOR GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT
The Washington Post: “This is pop time-travel at its most articulate and dynamic.”
Rolling Stone: “It remains a national treasure and an instant soul party.”
Pitchfork: "May she remain unstoppable.”
The Guardian: "Give The People What They Want breathes passionate new life into the past"
The Mirror: "The Dap-Kings hit a new artistic peak"
The Sun: “Few soul signers are as authentic and uncompromising as vocal powerhouse Sharon Jones."
music OMH: “Right now, she’s the best in her game.”
The Girls Are Magazine: “This is music of this moment, planting seeds of soul for the future.”
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