I’ve always been a huge fan of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and Charles Bradley is stepping up to the plate as the next ridiculously dope band to watch from Daptone Records! Seriously, this is so amazing it basically sounds like James Brown had a long-lost brother who was about to hit his stride right now. You might want to explore a few other tracks like “This Love Ain’t Big Enough” and “How Long” before you dismiss that statement. And The Menahan Street Band is just holding it down like…. “OH, BABY!”
Charles Bradley Feat. The Menahan Street Band – The World (Is Going Up In Flames):
Sometimes, you just need some funky soul in your life, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings want to give it to you. I guess I first heard about this group because the Dap Kings were playing on all these records all of a sudden about two years ago – Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, etc. – and they just have this really authentic funk sound. This sound is, in fact, purposefully crafted; the band only uses instruments that would have been available up until the 70s to create a genuine retro-soul vibe.
Sharon Jones just brings it hard to the mic, and in this song she’s really just telling all you player haters out there one thing: Back up OFF me. There is a time for other things and there is a time for making love, and this is not a time for distractions, it is a time for back breaking sex with my man, so just hold on damnit!
Special note to the ladies out there: this is a hot sentiment.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Let Them Knock (live):