Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – What Have You Done For Me Lately?

As I’m due to travel to New York in a few weeks time and will be spinning a few platters with the legend that is Mr Fine Wine, I thought it appropriate that I should bring you something this week from the Queen of New York Soul – Miss Sharon Jones.

There are very few soul artists performing today who can match Sharon Jones when it comes to keeping the true sound of original funk and soul alive. To attain this authentic sound The Daptones ignored modern recording techniques, instead preferring to use traditional analogue recording equipment.

Today’s selection comes from their first album released in 2002 – “Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings” and is a cover version of Janet Jackson’s 80’s smash of the same name. The song gets a total reworking and is almost unrecognisable from the original though, complete with wah-wah guitar, funky horn section and swirling organ.

Never before has Janet Jackson sounded sooo damn funky!

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