Guest Reviewer Of The Month: CLINT PETERSON

GUEST REVIEWER OF THE MONTHCLINT PETERSON

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings
100 Days, 100 Nights
Daptone
**** (4.5/5.0)

The sound of a soulful woman can bring a cruel man to his knees. In a society overrun with talentless teen pop idols, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings are on the come-up, at least it sounds like it to my ears. (Which is just what all of you whippersnappers today need.) I imagine that they would be making the same music had they never stepped inside a studio. You get the feeling that they don’t have to answer to anyone and they can freely tell it like it is.? The confidence in Sharon’s voice demands your attention, and the band behind her blends like cream into coffee.

I must confess that had Carleton not handed me the CD to review, I probably wouldn’t have found it on my own merit. However, now I’m finding that they are very much worth seeking out. If I had to have a soul/funk band follow me around in the 70s, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings would top on the list. They are exuberantly talented and soothing, like a velvety cupcake of delicious sound.—Clint Peterson