Sharon Jones is Daptone Records 'leading lady — a tough Brooklyn diva with a voice thick and sweet as maple syrup. The Dap-Kings, with their swooping horns and strutting bass lines, offer worthy accompaniment but it's Jones who owns the record. She injects the sass and sarcasm back into "This Land is Your Land," restoring Guthrie's axed verse about trespassing and delivering it with the requisite indignation.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.22.14 in Galleries
Wondering Sound's staff picks the year's best albums.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.16.14 in Galleries
Wondering Sound's editors pick the year's best tracks.
By Andrew Parks on 10.10.14 in News
If Thom Yorke's new album and Jonny Greenwood's ongoing neo-classical career aren't enough Radiohead-related music to keep you busy until the band's next album, there's always Philip Selway. The drummer recently stepped...
By Andrew Parks on 09.15.14 in News
Daptone Records has announced its most ambitious series of hometown shows yet, a three-night stand at the Apollo Theater from the imprint's popular Daptone Super Soul Revue. Set to happen December 4-6, the residency will...