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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights album coverSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

100 Days, 100 Nights

Roll me up in some gold lamé, serve me up some sweet home cooking and call me your big daddy, because Sharon Jones has filled my glass with funk anticipation. From the first brassy intro to the last full-band fade-out, the album 100 Days, 100 Nights has the authenticity of soulful Motown down to the semi quaver. Amy Winehouse is in rehab and the pop world seems ready for a soul revival, so into the breach steps the buxom frame of Jones with a big Georgian voice to match the tight Dap-Kings sound. Ten tracks of blissful bari sax underscoring desperate love, honky-tonk piano and finger-licking guitar riffs. The album is out now (you can easily whet your appetite at YouTube) and there’s talk of a tour in early 2008, so keep your ears to the ground and your dancing shoes ready.