Fast Tracks: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ “Retreat”


TRACK 1

“Retreat!”

From Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want

DAPTONE

Liner notes: Departing from her usual hard-hitting R&B, Jones (whom we interviewed a few years back) tackles a suave uptown groove reminiscent of slicker Motown greats like the Marvelettes and Supremes.

Behind the music: Originally slated for summer 2013, Give the People What They Want was delayed while Jones underwent successful surgery for cancer.

Check it out if you like: Deep-soul survivors Bettye LaVette and Charles Bradley.

This review originally appeared in our January/February issue of Mother Jones.

 

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