V/A: DAPTONE SUPER SOUL REVUE ‘Live at the Apollo’ 2CD also 3LP *PRE-ORDER OUT 5/11

$36.00

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One of the smoothest labels in all the land is turning 20 years old this year and to celebrate they are releasing ‘Dapton Super Soul Revue’.  Performed and recorded over three nights in front of a sold out crowd at The World Famous Theater in Harlem, NY (December 4th – 6th, 2014), this album brings the electrifying performances that helped put Daptone on the map directly to your living room!  Featuring live sets from: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Antibalas, The Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, Saun & Starr, The Sugarman 3, as well as our em-cee, Binky Griptite. This album is lovingly dedicated to the memory of our dear friends Sharon, Charles, Naomi and Cliff.

Built around the two vocal pillars of the label, the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley Jr. this live album is awash in tight get-down workouts, funky asides, and muscular horn arrangements. Jones and Bradley Jr. show up a bit later in the proceedings as things kick off with The Dap-Kings getting fired up via an old school medley way during the “Introduction” workout, which sets the tone from the beginning that things are going to be cooking.  The thirty-two-track behemoth is a lot of funky retro soul to dig into, but the great performances from Jones, Bradley, and the whole Daptone label, make it a joy to relive these three nights from 2014. With the unfortunate deaths of Jones and Bradley, this capturing of a live career peak from both is a must-have for any retro-soul fans.