Tag Archives: Daptone Records

LEON DINERO/ SCREECHY DAN: If You Ask Me/ Bandits (Vinyl 7″)

LEON DINERO/ SCREECHY DAN: If You Ask Me/ Bandits (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Daptone deliver a massive ‘both sides a winner’ reggae 45 here with If You Ask Me from new-geezer-on-the-block, Leon Dinero, on the A-side and Bandits from been-many-times-around-the-block dancehall legend, Screechy Dan, on – well – the A-side. That’s right, a double A-side and with a cast iron guarantee that you’ll be utterly unable to choose between Dinero’s harking

VARIOUS: Daptone Gold II (2015)

Daptone Gold IIRating: ★★★★★ Bestriding the retro funk and soul world like a colossus since 2001, Daptone Records‘ output has been the benchmark for any act in the genre for fourteen years and there’s not the slightest sign of this changing. Individual acts here and there might muster a world class singer, musicians, songwriters and production (Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators and The


Cold World Naomi Shelton  The Gospel QueensRating: ★★★★★ Oh lordy – yes please! I submit to you that Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens’ Cold World might possibly be the best Daptone Records release ever. Original sixties soul singer and Alabama-to-New York transplant Shelton first moved to the Big Apple way back in 1963 and now unleashes a twelve tracker of gospel soul with the best tunes I’ve ever heard out of Gabriel Roth and

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS: Give The People What They Want (2014) Album review

Rating: ★★★★★ The release of the fifth studio LP by Sharon Jones The Dap Kings, was delayed last summer due to the small matter of the reigning queen of retro funk and soul having been diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct. As fans of Jones’ will know from her lyrics (not to mention live show banter), she’s not a lady to take any shit, even if the villain is a carcinoma. Having sent that packing

MENAHAN STREET BAND: The Crossing (2012) free download

Billed in the PR as “music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992”, The Crossing is the new one from Daptone Records’ mighty soul instrumentalists Menahan Street Band. Pedants might point out that Leone actually died in 1989 three years before the Wu-Tang’s first release to which the correct response is, “What? Are you some kind of cunt?” Anyway