November 16, 2007

110 pounds of soul excitement

still recovering from an incredible evening with sharon jones & the dap-kings at the park west last night...we showed up early enough to belly up at the stage & catch ralph "soul" jackson join opening act, the rabbit factory review, for one of the best renditions of "sunshine of your love" i've ever seen from someone who knew almost none of the the time the dap-kings took the stage, the house had pretty much filled up, & the boys seemed cool, calm & collected (pretty sure the drummer was stoned out of his mind) as they revved up the crowd with a few slinky soul numbers before sharon came charging out of the gate...& as soon as she did we were cooked, the woman's got more energy in her little toe than everyone else in the room had combined, but that didn't stop us from trying to keep up as she stomped & scraped the shit out of the stage while singing her funky heart out the whole was fantastic...bosco & the band were as tight as the trumpet player's pants & even the slower numbers, like a cover of james brown's "its a man's man's man's world" were electrifying...i think it's an absolute crime that this show wasn't sold out, but those of us who did get tickets were definitely rewarded, cause sharon jones & the dap-kings proved that they're one of the most exciting live acts in music are a few of the band's remixes from the recent scion cd sampler vol. 19 - daptone records remixed...go to spinner & grab up the rest of the tracks from other daptone outfits the budos band, the daktaris, & the sugarman

related: earlier this year, sharon jones was cast for a role in the upcoming denzel washington movie, the great addition to acting, she also lent her voice to a majority of the soundtrack, which will feature all "pre-1935 blues, folk, jazz, and gospel classics"...the movie comes out on christmas day, but the soundtrack will be available 12/11.

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