12-Nov-2019 | Daptone Records
Daptone Records now a contributor.
Superfly Funk and Soul Belfast are delighted...and indeed honoured...to say that Daptone Records are lending their support to our exciting venture.
The legendary funk and soul independent label, based in Brooklyn, New York, is best known for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Charles Bradley amongst others.
Daptone was formed in 2001 by Neal Sugarman and Bosco Mann, who previously ran the now defunct Desco label.
Daptone really came to the public's attention when the Dap Kings collaborated with Mark Robson to back Amy Winehouse on her hit "Back to Black".
They supported the singer on her 2007 tour.
Since then the label has gone from strength to strength.
There's a long list of quality artists now on their books.
The Antibalas, The Sugarman 3, The Mystery Lights, The Poets of Rhythm, The Budos Band, Daktari's, The Mighty Imperials, Lee Fields, Binky Griptite, Naomi Davis all nailed their colours to the Daptone mast.
But the label will forever be inexorably linked to the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley.
Here, Superfly takes a quick look at jyst a few of the quality albums available from Daptone Records.
"Soul of a Woman" by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings"...the final studio LP.
A lush, orchestral masterpiece and a true testament to the life and career of Daptone's fearless lady.
"Too Much Tension" by The Mystery Lights... their somophore release.
It's a modern classic born from vintage technique, with soulful execution.
"V" by the Budos Band...ten cracking tunes from - as the title suggests - the fifth studio album from the pride of Staten Island.
"In This Time" by the Ar- Kaics, last year's release from Virginia's Troglodytic Troubadours!
Orquesta Akokan, self titled album with a tropical Latin feel, recorded in Havana, Cuba.
Where the Gods Are In Peace" by Antibalas...some Afrobeat offerings moulded on Fella Kiri's Africa 70 Band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra.
"It's a New Day Tonight" by Michael Result.
The first Canadian to join Daptone, last year's album had a funky indie rock vibe to it.
This was the singer/songwriter's follow up to 2015 debut "Living Daylight".
"Victim of Love" and " Black Velvet" by Charles Bradley.
The screaming eagle of soul would have been 71 this month. "Black Velvet" was the fourth and final album the American star made.
A showcase for his incredible versatility.
"Victim of Love" was the second studio release, on the streets in 2013, and was classic soul and r 'n' b.
So there you have it. A sneak peak at some of the quality music being produced by the wonderful Daptone Records.
Check them out at daptonerecords.com