Category Archives: Daptone Records

SONG OF THE DAY Orquesta Akokán – Mambo Rapidito

How amazingly vibrant and jubilant is th is song and how much would I embrace the chance to play percussion in a samba band like this!! Direct from Havana, Cuba Daptone Records are proud to present the debut single by Orquesta … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings -Tear It Down

It’s bold, sassy and downright funky, but Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Tear It Down is also so much more than just a superb song, for with it comes a strong political message. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings recorded Tear It Down during the Soul … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DAY Sharon Jones The Dap-Kings – Girl! (You Got To Forgive Him)

“You hope that the music and the feeling and the song can inspire people to be better or do better things, or to feel better if they’re in a tough spot.  That’s what Sharon was so unbelievable about, just singing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Sail On

There’s nothing quite like a bit of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings to bring a beaming smile to my face and this video (although tinged with loss and sadness) also brings joy and vitality, encompassing all of what Miss Sharon … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mystery Lights – Melt

S I’ve got to say that I am pee-my-pants excited about seeing this band tonight!!  The Mystery Jets are a New York five-piece who create a furious fusion of garage, blues, soul and psych-rock, delivering it raw and slightly on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas – Gold Rush

If ever there was a day I needed cheering up, today is it.. I’m blue with tooth problems and stressed with worry..my heart wasn’t even in finding a song tonight, I’m so preoccupied by discomfort.  Luckily I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Lookin’ (Version)

When The Frightnrs released their single Dispute (a track that featured on their debut LP), it included a Dub version on the B-side which came courtesy of famed reggae producer Victor “Ticklah” Axelrod.  The single was a smash success which in return inspired … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Che Che Colé

This glorious little chunk of Latin funk was originally released in 1970 by the salsa pioneering duo, Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe.  The pair formed in New York in 1967, bringing together the musical forces of Colón’s trombone playing with Lavoe’s percussion … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Como Mama’s – Move Upstairs

The Como Mamas are a funky trio of Gospel singers from Mississippi, consisting of sisters Angela Taylor, Della Daniels and their friend Ester Mae Smith.  They have been singing together since they were all children in the Mt. Mariah Baptist … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Jay Vons – Want You Tomorrow

Are you ready to “Rock ‘n Soul?” As perfectly described by Daptone Records, this is exactly what The Jay Vons are offering, a rocking slice of wonderful, smooth, sunshiny and mellow soul. Over the past few years this Brooklyn band … Continue reading

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