Daptone Records knock one out the park again with their new release compiling 21 45-only plus unreleased tracks. There are some proper recent gems on here, including Charles Bradley and LaRose Jackson’s Luv Jones, The Budos Band’s Aphasia and Saun & Starr’s debut banger Hot Shot.
Daptone heavy hitters Antibalas, Menahan Street Band, The Sugarman 3 and the Como Mamas also feature, with the cornerstone Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings contributing 5 killer tracks (including their brilliant cover of Shuggie Otis’ Inspiration Information).
Have a listen to track previews over on Daptone.
Read an interview I wrote with Neal Sugarman here for Now Then, conducted when the Daps hit the Albert Hall with Lee Fields.