Daptone 7” Singles Collection, Vol.2

Various Artists
7” Singles Collection, Vol.2 / Daptone / Buy

The current resurgence in funk and soul music can be largely attributed to rare and often forgotten gems being saved from dusty record crates (usually found in moldy basements, estate sales, flea markets, and other undesirable locations), cleaned up, digitized and shared with music enthusiasts searching for something “new”.

Following the tradition of those before them, the brilliant minds at Daptone, one of the current leaders in the new Funk and Soul revival, have a released a considerable amount of 7” vinyl singles, a good portion of which have only been available in this sexy, yet not too terribly widespread format.

Until now.

In a move to engage a wider (and not-so-vinyl-hungry) audience, Daptone has compiled a series of these incredible singles and is serving them up in a digital only format, for all to cherish.

The first Daptone release since Sharon Jones’ smash hit record 100 Days, 100 Nights , this compilation is a healthy snapshot of one of the most exciting labels offering original, raw, emotional and real music. Including the Queen Of Funk herself, Sharon Jones, the 45 minute compilation also showcases moments of genius from label mates The Mighty Imperials (all of whom were under 18 at the time of their recording), the legendary Lee Fields, Sharon’s (and Amy Winehouse’s) backing band The Dap Kings, Brooklynites The Antibalas and label founder Neal Sugarman’s raw funk outfit, The Sugarman 3.

Besides traveling to Augusta, GA or Memphis, TN in the late 60’s-early 70’s, this compilation is another great way to get familiar with the hot and sweaty sounds of raw, unapologetic funk. And make no mistake, despite its roots being buried deep in The Stax studios of years past, Daptone is very much a label created in and for the new millennium.

MP3 : Charles Bradley – “Now That I’m Gone”

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