Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want

  • March 23, 2014

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are back with their fifth studio album of classic soul, Give the People What They Want. Recorded before Jones’ pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the fierce retro soul singer and her phenomenal backing band (who also did backing duties on Amy Winehouse’s 2006 Back to Black album and tour) again engage listeners with powerful vocals, rhythms, horns, and hooks. Produced by Bosco Mann (Dap-Kings bandleader, bassist, and co-founder of Daptone Records), the ten songs form a tight collection that muses on love, relationships, and justice. Standouts include opener “Retreat”; “We Get Along”; and the protest song alluded to in the title, “People Don’t Get What They Deserve.” – Written by SMarx



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