The release information from Daptone states that this is James Hunter’s fourth album. It’s actually his sixth by my reckoning and with that comes the danger that the more a great artist produces, the more they might struggle to keep up the standard. Thankfully, ‘Hold On!’ launches that theory out […]
The latest studio outing from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, aka one of the hottest live soul acts on the planet, serves up a faithful and suitably heartfelt dozen tracks that have been staples of their performances for many years now.
This is a weird one, a label that specialises in a vintage sound with vintage kit (and often does some tasty vinyl issues and limited editions) does a digital-only album. But there’s a positive spin to Daptone Summer Jams.
After a recent London gig at Koko, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are back again, playing shows in London and Manchester, but not for some time yet. Presumably to promote the new album, I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone Records), the band return for two exclusive shows this November at […]