The Soul Revival: Daptone, Colemine, Big Crown, et al*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by andres lira, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. andres lira

    andres lira Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm going through a crush course on everything Daptone these past week. So far i'm addicted to Daptone Gold, Naturally by SS and the Dap Kings and CB No Time for Dreaming. Can someone recommend the best releases on Daptone and if the vinyl SQ is good?
     
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  2. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

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    THE BUDOS BAND !!!!!
     
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  3. andres lira

    andres lira Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Any release in particular?
     
  4. groovelocked

    groovelocked Forum Resident

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    If you love the Charles Bradley albums, look for the first album released as instrumentals. I was hoping they would do the same for the 2nd but have never seen it.
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  5. jimbags

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    The first CB album is easily the best modern soul album ive heard
     
  6. andres lira

    andres lira Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    How's the vinyl pressing on that one?
     
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  8. andres lira

    andres lira Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thats the one i think i'm gonna get right know. This music i think is best served as a VA compilation. For example i like Soul Jazz Records because their killer compilations.
     
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  9. LavidDange

    LavidDange Forum Resident

    III and their latest Burnt Offering are fantastic. Also, do NOT miss a chance to see these guys live. Great show.
     
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  10. LavidDange

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    Menahan Street Band's The Crossing is a solid release, if you like instrumental funk and soul.
     
  11. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

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    exactly same advice from me
     
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  12. bferr1

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    Sharon Jones' I Learned The Hard Way. There's a 12-disc box set of 7" 45s, one for each track paired with its instrumental version.
     
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  13. leshafunk

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    Their album releases are few; currently they are at #34, and that includes reissues from Desco catalog.
    However to collect their 7" singles would be a challenge today.
     
  14. Django

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    Yeah Its great. I had a listen to the follow up and it seemed to be very "lover man" soul. I don't know if that's really for him.
     
  15. LavidDange

    LavidDange Forum Resident

    Sorry to jump in on your answer. I got excited.
     
  16. djej

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  17. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

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    well they are a band to be excited about !
     
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  18. groovelocked

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  19. Steve626

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    Daptone is a great label with a great sound. You should look into Desco Records, which preceded Daptone and has some great nasty funk - i.e. appropriately lower production values. Find the Spike's Choice comps if you can, and sample early Sharon Jones, Sugarman 3 and some other great acts.
     
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  20. shutdown66

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    Sugarman 3 - Soul Donkey is great!
     
  21. andres lira

    andres lira Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I've just ordered it from a german seller on Ebay who doesn't charge shipping costs to Peru at 17 euros. Pretty good deal i think.
     
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  22. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

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    I enjoy Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens-What Have You Done My Brother
     
  23. Arkay_East

    Arkay_East Forum Resident

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    I wanna bump this thread for more suggestions ... this label is so fantastic I'll probably go all-in, but anyone have a list of essentials?

    So far I have mostly instrumental stuff, Budos Band III and Burnt Offering, The Crossing by Menehan Street Band, self titled Antibalas and Who is This America? and the Daptone Gold Vol. 2 sampler.
     
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  24. mwheelerk

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    I've got this the first Charles Bradley, two of The Budos Band and Menahan Street Band and three of the Sharon Jones. All stellar soul/funk.
     
  25. walrus

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    I tend to feel like the songwriting is a few steps behind everything else: the talent, the performances, the production, the arrangements, etc. We sort of forget that while Aretha & Otis wrote a bunch of great songs, their albums were always padded out with others', which I suppose at the time was preferable to original material filler. It was a different time, and I'm glad Daptone and others are putting new tunes out in the world, but I've always wanted to see Sharon Jones or Charles Bradley do an album of covers of post-60's tunes, done in their style. Imagine the Dap-Kings doing Prince tunes as if they were written in 1966. I love old R&B so much, but my love of it drops off immensely once it became dominated by synths and drum machines. I know there's decades of probably great songs that I never really noticed because the production was a turn-off, and it'd be a fascinating diversion if one of these bands did a project like this.

    Really looking forward to seeing Charles Bradley this weekend.
     

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