Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’

This Land Is Your Land

July 3, 2016

“This Land Is Your Land,” written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, as interpreted by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Listen closely; this version restores the song’s original verses about “great big walls” and urban poverty. It was meant to be a protest song.

More:

“The Story Of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,'” Nick Spitzer, NPR

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Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects

December 21, 2015

“Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects,” written by Sharon Jones and Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), performed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, released as the Daptone Records 2009 Christmas 45 (DAP-1048). The video was animated and directed by Ryan Louie.

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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 11, 2015

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party album (matching knit hat & scarf available; sorry, no yarmulkes ).

The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC this week (after the jump):

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