Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007)

The Dap-Kings may not be a household name, but you likely already know them: They backed the late soul diva Amy Winehouse on her tremendously successful “Rehab” from Back to Black — which, of course, was way better than just “Rehab.” Like Motown’s Funk Brothers, who backed pretty much everyone on the label in the ’60s, the Dap-Kings have since set themselves up to be the backing band that everyone in new soul wants behind them. What we get with Jones is more of what Winehouse had to offer, but without the paparazzi.

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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson has contributed to Blogcritics, and maintained a series of stand-alone sites including Known Johnson, Everything is a Mess and others. He studied both creative writing and then studio art at Arizona State. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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    What a wonderful album from underrated artists! I discovered them a few years ago, and have since become a big fan. Sharon Jones is a fantastic vocalist, too.