It started a while back with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Here was a band making modern music sound like classic soul. It was good, but I wondered if it was too much of a niche. Was it a pastiche, a sign of respect for the art, a blatant rip-off ?
Now I use a streaming music service I was able to explore a bit more. Sharon Jones is on the Daptone record label, so I checked out their other talent.
I don’t listen to a lot of soul but I am seriously loving what I’m hearing. I don’t care any more when the music was made – I’m discovering artist after artist who have me dancing round the house. The kids hate it.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (with the James Hunter Six in tow) have got a show coming up nearby and I have a ticket. The venue says “the queen of NYC Soul Sharon Jones will be playing an intimate and sweaty club show”. I can’t wait…