Jones, Sharon & the Dap-Kings / Dap-Dippin' With...
Album: Dap-Dippin' With...   Collection:General
Artist:Jones, Sharon & the Dap-Kings   Added:May 2002
Label:Daptone Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 12, 2024: soul street
Make It Good to Me
4. May 18, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
Pick It Up, Lay It in Th Cut
2. Jul 27, 2023: Stop Making Sense
Make It Good to Me, Ain't It Hard
5. Sep 29, 2018: blues with a feelin'
Got a Thing on My Mind, Introduction
3. Sep 21, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
The Dap Dip
6. Nov 19, 2016: Music Casserole
Make It Good to Me

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2002-05-21
Soul Sister Funk. This album features hard, hard funk with sassy soul sister vocals from a former gospel singer Sharon Jones. She begs, she screams, she yells, and she testifies backed up by the MGs/Mar-Keys style Daptone house band, the Dap-Kings. The sound is very much late 60s hard southern funk (Stax/James Brown), although this is a new recording--not a reissue of old stuff. This is the first release from Daptone Records, the new label put together by Gabriel Roth (one of the co-founders of the legendary Desco label) & Neal Sugarman (of the Sugarman Three). I have been waiting for this to come out for months and I have not been disappointed. Needless to say, all tracks are highly recommended. I would suggest starting with tracks 3, 8, or 9 as these are my favorites but there is not a bad track on here so play them all.
1) James Brown style spoken intro
2) Bouncy up-tempo funk
3)* Sassy cover of Janet Jackson song, with hard funky guitar and horns
4) Spoken intro, mid-tempo dance number
5) Driving, beggin' funk
6) Unlisted track, possibly called "Cut That Line"? Groovin' Funk
7) Syncopated funk, strong vocals.
8)* DAAAAAAMNN! Sweet soul ballad. If lovin' this song is wrong, I don't want to be right.
9)* Mid-tempo with powerful afro-groove horns
10) JB flavored party funk with a harder electric wa-wa sound
11) Hidden track, doesn't start until -2:59. Instrumental

Track Listing
1. Introduction   6. Unlisted Track
2. Got a Thing on My Mind   7. Got to Be the Way It Is
3. What Have You Done for Me...   8. Make It Good to Me
4. The Dap Dip   9. Ain't It Hard
5. Give Me a Chance   10. Pick It Up, Lay It in Th Cut
  11. Casella Walk