YouTube: The Dap Kings
Posted on: Saturday, Sep 22, 2007
There is a fabulous stable of talent at Daptone records in Brooklyn, New York. The cornerstone of this label are The Dap Kings. Here’s what the Daptone website says about The Dap Kings.
The Dap-Kings are the backing band for Sharon Jones, as well as the mighty house-band of Daptone records, today’s premier source of real Funk & Soul. Led by bassist and producer Bosco Mann, the dapper eight-piece Dap-Kings–horns, guitars, congas and drum kit–always lay down a gritty groove. From meaty breakbeats and jams that echo the best of the JBs to beautiful ballads that would make Aretha smile, the veteran Dap-Kings know how to sweat and deliver. DJs, hip-hop producers and thousands of fans worldwide have taken notice. Give a listen. So will you.
When TheDap-Kings are not on the road or in the studio, they stay busy filling out the ranks of such esteemed acts as the Sugarman Three, the Mighty Imperials, , Dirt Rifle and the Bullets, the Budos, and the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.
As ever the upcoming European tour of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings seems to go everywhere but the UK – Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland *sigh*.
So for all of us who will not get chance to see the band live……..
Dap Kings – Casella Walk
Binky Griptite and the Dee Kays – Super Good
Sharon Jones and the Dap KIngs – Things got to get better
There is a Daptone photo pool over at Flickr to see pictures of the bands in action.