Thursday, June 17, 2010
LIVE AT THE WARFIELD (SF) 6-25-10
Sharon Jones doesn't really care for the "retro" tag. "I'm not a retro singer," says the former Rikers Island prison guard. "I was born in 1956. I am old school." It's certainly hard to argue with the electrifying R&B she turns out with her longtime backing band, the Dap-Kings, on their new album, "I Learned the Hard Way." The group's profile may have risen in recent years thanks to gigs with Amy Winehouse and Al Green, but the record proves that nothing compares with the music the band members make with the inimitable Jones. The singer spoke with us from the Brooklyn headquarters of the band's label, Daptone Records. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform June 25 at the Warfield.
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KING - MAKE IT GOOD TO ME 2002