This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of seeing the incredible Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings; a Brooklyn-based soul/funk ensemble comprised of a bad-ass horn section, a tight-as-hell rhythm section, a soulful backup vocal section and one of the baddest vocalists keeping soul alive today! The 55-year-old Sharon had more energy than the mostly-university-aged crowd that made it out to see her – dancing up a storm, getting the audience involved and pulling people up on stage. At only around 5 feet high, she is a commanding presence!
Wow! What a show!
Since it’s only been a few days since this immaculate performance, and since it happens to be Long-Play Wednesday, it only makes sense that I make a huge dedication to this impressive band. Tonight, for the first hour of WPIT?!, I’ve got a tastey dose of usual suspects, mixed with some new stuff (Oscar Peterson to Buck 65), and for the second hour: ALL Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.
Once again, it’s all on vinyl record tonight. Tune in for what I promise will be a more-fantastic-than-usual show, from 4:00 to 6:00 on Regina Community Radio – 91.3 FM in Regina or http://cjtr.ca/webcast/
1. Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass – Confirmation
2. The University Of Calgary Jazz Ensemble – Groove Blues
3. Elmer Gill – A Felicidad
4. Oscar Peterson – Spinning Wheel
5. Buck 65 (Featuring Jenn Grant) – Paper Airplane
6. Bettye LaVette – You Don’t Know Me At All
7. Sarah Harmer – Captive
8. Jason Collett – Lake Superior
9. Orgōne – Crazy Queen
10. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Got To Be The Way It Is
11. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
12. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Nobody’s Baby
13. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Give It Back
14. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Got A Thing On My Mind
15. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Mama Don’t Like My Man
16. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – What Have You Done For Me Lately?
17. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Humble Me
18. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – The Dap Dip
19. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – She A’int A Child No More
20. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut