Old Schoolers School the New School

Much talked about and rightfully lauded far and wide early in its release, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ “I Learned The Hard Way” is every bit the record it’s supposed to be. It has everything that has been largely missing lately from mainstream R n’ B, soul and pop music. You know, things like rhythm, blues, soul, and pop. These are hit songs, played by an air-tight band, sung by the incomparable Sharon Jones. I can’t say enough about it. Have a listen. The whole record generously offered in hi-qual stream here:

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Aquarium Drunkard has a thoughtful review and a couple of promo mp3s from the album.

You can buy the CD directly from the label, Daptone Records.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – “I Learned the Hard Way” mp3

Author: Eric Din

Eric makes songs, records, websites, and little forts for cats to play in. Founder/lifer in The UPTONES, guitarist, songwriter, music teacher, Eric blogs at ericdin.com and releases his new solo records via Peace and Love and Rock and Roll.