Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Give The People What They Want


Daptone Records



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ADAP 032
UPC: 823134003217
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With a fifth album of new studio material, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings remain one of the most rock-solid conglomerates of classic soul revivalism. Give the People What They Want puts Jones and company in top form, delivering a collection of classic Northern soul, deep funk groovers, and heartstring-tugging balladry.

"Tracks such as 'Now I See' and the burning album opener "Retreat!" slink along with a creeping shuffle reminiscent of the more cracked Supremes hits, while the greasy tremolo guitar and handclap-heavy beat of 'Long Time, Wrong Time' call on a more swampy Southern soul influence. Jones' voice is the true star of the show, as usual, soaring and coasting with complete command and never sacrificing any character or nuance for the sake of sounding more like any of her '60s reference points.

"Although Give the People What They Want is somewhat brief by 2014 standards, clocking in at just over half an hour, if it had been released in 1966, it would be regarded as a picture of soul perfection. Jones and her band manage to touch on everything from early-'60s horn-heavy dance-craze soul sounds to the slightly psychedelic flutter of the sublime lazy Sunday ballad 'Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again).' These 10 songs sound almost designed to be played on repeat, and keep with the always colorful and ecstatically fun sound audiences have come to expect from one of the best acts going in retrofitted classic soul." —

Side 1
Stranger to My Happiness
We Get Along
You'll Be Lonely
Now I See

Side 2
Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up And Breaking Up Pver Again)
Get Up and Get Out
Long Time, Wrong Time
People Don't Get What They Deserve
Slow Down, Love

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