Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Maximum Soul : World Cafe The funk/soul band mixes percussion, trumpets, guitars, organs, and bass, but its key ingredient is Jones' incredibly soulful voice. The group expertly emulates classic '60s and '70s funk. Hear the band in a performance and interview.
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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings in Studio on World Cafe 2/1/08

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Maximum Soul

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Maximum Soul

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Set List

  • "Mellomatic Mood"
  • "I'm Not Gonna Cry"
  • "How Do I Let a Good Man Down"
  • "100 Days, 100 Nights"

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The hard-touring, Brooklyn-based funk/soul band The Dap-Kings mixes percussion, trumpets, guitars, organs and bass, but its key ingredient is the incredibly soulful voice of Sharon Jones. The group expertly emulates classic '60s and '70s funk, using only analog recording equipment and vintage instruments.

The Dap-Kings contributed to more than half of Amy Winehouse's tracks on her breakthrough album Back to Black, and has enjoyed a breakthrough of its own with this year's 100 Days, 100 Nights

This segment originally aired Feb. 1, 2008.

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