Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
I’m bummed I missed Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings last night. They played at the El Rey, but it was sold out.
My friend burned me a special copy of their 2002 CD, and it sounded so amazing and so classic, I thought it was an undiscovered 60’s gem. Turns out Sharon Jones was only born in 1956 and is just getting her career going. This is prime stuff, in the vein of Ike and Tina or the 60’s Isley Brothers or Lou Rawls. I’m an asshole for missing it, but will not repeat the mistake.
Here’s another vid. Ignore the goofy dancing (actually don’t ignore it, because it’s amazing) and listen to this amazing rendition of Kenny Rogers & the First Edition’s “Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In.”