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DAPlicious week!

They are falling from the skies!!!!

DAP DROPs DAILY!

DAPTONE RECORDS new releases.

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NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS “Cold World” LP (+ download) $25
– With Gabriel (Bosco Mann) Roth at the helm, Naomi and company went into the studio Summer 2013, and cut onto tape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order!  At the heart of it, Cold World is a Soul record but the cross section of sub-genres the album weaves through makes it difficult to label it plainly as such.  There are tracks like ‘Sinner’, ‘Heaven Is Mine’, and ‘Humble Me’ that capture the group’s penchant for Soul grooves, seasoned with Naomi’s tough vocal delivery, and the Queens melodic interplay, which captures perhaps better than any of the other tracks, NSGQ’s live show.  Then there’s some hard funk by way of ‘Bound for the Promised Land’, ‘Cold World’, and ‘Thank You Lord’ – the percolating church rave-up of ‘Get Up, Child’, the country heavy ‘One Day’, and ‘I Earned Mine’, and the bouncing rumba of ‘Everybody Knows.’  This album is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics. Trust us, the wait was worth it.

ANTIBALAS “Tattletale” (daptone) 7″ $10
-Composed by the prolific keyboardist/producer Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah, “Tattletale” has been a sinister, funky flute-driven live staple for Antibalas for many years, drawing from musical inspirations of Ethiopian funk and jazz masters Mulatu Astatqe, Wallias Band and Mahmoud Ahmed of the the mid-1970s. After years of performing it to audiences across the globe, the band recorded “Tattletale” at the Daptone House of Soul during the album sessions for their self-titled 2012 LP. Since then, like a trove of military secrets, the song has sat marinating in the Daptone archives, waiting for just the right time to expose the dark, sinister side of Antibalas.”

THE COMO MAMAS “Out Of The Wilderness / Well, Well Don’t Worry ’bout Me” (daptone) 7″ $10
– Led by Ester Mae Smith’s unmistakeable voice, the Como Mama’s have found their place at the gospel end of the Daptone table alongside a legendary stable of soulful musicians. However, as stirring as their music is, up to now, all of their recordings have been a capella. With this record they join forces with the boys of the Menahan Street Band (billed pseudonymously here as The Radiant Rhythm Band) to lay bare the funkier side of gospel music. “The rhythms we all play were already right there in their vocals,” explains drummer Homer Steinweiss, “so it felt natural to lay down the grooves behind them.” Thomas “T-N-T” Brenneck, the up-and-coming producer who brought us both Menahan Street Band and Charles Bradley, presided over the collaboration, which took place in the old Dunham Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

Dont forget the SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS show this month on the 18th and 19th!

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why you should CAMP OUT at THE CORNER HOTEL

Next week two MONSTERS of soul music unleash new LPs at The Corner Hotel.

The funky SASKWATCH have just released “Nose Dive” and then you have COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS who releasing “Blind Bet”. Both albums will reach their funky tentacles out to the world. Go to both, or at least go to one. But do not go to nada or you will answer to me…..

 

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The Cookin Show has a massive line up, from BBoys to DJ’s and many surprise vocalists. Get Down to get down.

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DO NOT MISS THESE TWO BIG GIGS – BACK 2 BACK!

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Wednesday 8th January –> then the following night

MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO
Thursday 9th January 

Both gigs at THE CORNER HOTEL

Make sure you are on the dancefloor next to my freaky self as we get set to welcome in the new year the right way….

Also playing on Wednesday, are the band ZILLANOVA who have NEVER performed live before, just cut only what has been described as one of the best ever Aussie soul 45’s.

Thursday brings out one of the most fun live funk bands you will ever see – MMK! The last time they played they have influenced lots of local bands who have copied a few of their moves and Shin assures me they will be coming with some fresh ones this time. Supported by THE CACTUS CHANNEL this will be a super fun party! See you on the floor freaks!

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