photos by Ryan Muir
"Daptone Gold is a collection of hits and obscurities, album favorites and unheard exclusives from the Daptone Records catalog. Since first rearing it's head in 2001, Daptone has upheld it's reputation as both a premier source for new raw soulful music and a model for the possibilities of independent music today. With a library of albums and 45's spanning from rhythm and blues to afrobeat, gospel to funk, Daptone has established a sound that is consistently sincere, heavy, and soulful.Lee Fields trekked up to Canada earlier this month to take part in Pop Montreal. More pictures from his set, with the full Daptone Gold tracklist, and info on a Friday night Daptone Records showcase at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn (that Lee Fields is NOT playing), below...
As Gabriel Roth (Daptone Records co-owner, engineer and bass player for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) sees it, "Over the past decade, a lot of blood and sweat was shed in this little house in Bushwick, and when people experience all these recordings together in a package like this, they are really going to feel what the "Daptone Sound" is all about."
Roth continues, "I'm very proud of this record. It's hard evidence of what the Daptone family has accomplished. I'm also excited to finally have so many of my favorite Daptone cuts, many of which were previously only available on vinyl seven inches, included on a proper album. People should really hear this."
After much heated debate, Daptone has selected and sequenced the tracks that were chosen to represent both the depth and breadth of the Daptone sound. It features some of the most popular songs such as Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' "Tell Me" and the Budos Band's "Up From the South", alongside some deeper selections such as Lee Fields' "Could Have Been" and Charles Bradley's "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" which have previously only been released as 45 rpm singles. With the inclusion of unreleased tracks such as Binky Griptite's "A Lover Like Me" and Sharon Jones' version of Gladys Knights' "Giving Up", Daptone Gold promises to be a special addition to the collection of Daptone die-hard fans, as well as a perfect introduction to the label for those who have not yet been experienced. As always, Daptone has made sure that the entire presentation is of a quality and design consistent with the music it contains: decadent gold foil packaging with the Daptone logo prominently embossed across the front, incentives for the vinyl fans, and extensive liner notes." [Daptone Records]
Lee Fields @ Pop Montreal....
DAPTONE RECORDS REVUE
With:Note: I'm not actually sure if the show is open to the public because it's not listed on Knitting Factory's website.
The Budos Band
Menahan Street Band
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
Plus Daptone Family DJ's:
The Honeydripper & Custodian of Soul
*Drink Specials ALL NIGHT!
*First 100 people receive free Daptone goodies!!
Friday October 23rd, 2009
@ The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm.
DAPTONE GOLD TRACKLISTING
Tracklisting:Sharon Jones has some shows coming up in November and December.
1. Introduction by Binky Griptite
(Backing track is unreleased Dap-Kings cut from 100 Days sessions)
2.Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
"I'M NOT GONNA CRY"
45rpm release only (DAP 1031, released in the spring of 2007)
3. The Budos Band
"UP FROM THE SOUTH"
From the debut self-titled album released November 2005.
4. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
"What Have You Done"
Title track from debut album released May 2009, also released as a 45rpm single with "I'll Take The Long Road" as the B-side.
5. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
"How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?"
featured on their sophomore album, "Naturally", released January 2005
6. Lee Fields
"Could Have Been"
Previously only available on 45rpm Gabe's favorite all time Daptone cut
7. Antibalas featuring Mayra Vega
"Che Che Cole Makossa"
Released as a 12" only in 2004
This is Victor "Ticklah" Axlerod and Bosco Mann's makossa-style reworking of Antibalas' afrobeat cover of the Hector Lavoe hit "Che Che Cole (penned by Willie Colon). Has been out of print for 3 years.
8.The Budos Band
From their sophomore album "The Budos Band II" released August 2007
9.Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
"Got A Thing On My Mind"
The very first Daptone release was this 45 (DAP-1001) in 2000
Later appeared on their debut album "Dap Dippin' With Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings" released in 2001, recorded in the 2000.
10.Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band
"The World (Is Going Up In Flames)"
2nd 45rpm release on Daptone imprint, Dunham Records (DNM-102) released in 2007, 45rpm only release, backed with "Heartaches & Pain". From the forthcoming Charles Bradley LP "No Time for Dreaming" due out early 2010. Produced by Tommy Brenneck in his bedroom
11.Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
"Make It Good To Me"
from their debut album "Dap-Dippin with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings" (2001)
12. Lee Fields and Sugarman & Co.
Released in early 2006 as a 45rpm single only
13. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
"What Is This"
From their debut album "What Have You Done, My Brother?", released in May 2009.
Cover of an old Willie Morganfield tune
14. Binky Griptite with the Sugarman Three
"A Lover Like Me"
Binky Griptite is one of the guitarists as well as the emcee for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Recorded in 2002.
15. Menahan Street Band
"Make the Road by Walking"
First released on the Dunham Records imprint as their debut 45 single (DNM-101) in 2006 and later included as the title track on their debut full-length album. Released October 2008.
16. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
From their third and best-selling album "100 Days, 100 Nights", released October 2007. A music video was also recorded and can be viewed on our website (http://www.daptonerecords.com/videos.html) as well as our youtube page (http://www.youtube.com/daptonerecords)
17. Sugarman & Co.
"Down To It"
From their third album, first on Daptone Records "Pure Cane Sugar", released in 2001.
18. The Dap-Kings
"Nervous Like Me"
Recorded for and released on DJ Kenny Dope's record label "Kay-Dee" in 2004 on 45 rpm only.
19. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, cover of Gladys Knight and the Pips' song, recorded in 2008.
20. The Budos Band
From their first self-titled album, released November 2005. Nydia's pick
21. The Gospel Queens featuring Cynthia Langston
"I Need You To Hold My Hand"
From Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens' "What Have You Done, My Brother?", released in May 2009. Cynthia Langston is one of the Queens who usually sings backup. Mikey's pick
22. Binky Griptite & the Mellomatics
"The Stroll Pt. 2"
B-side to "The Stroll", 45rpm single only released in June 2009. Features dueling guitar solos by both Dap-Kings guitarists (Tommy TNT Brenneck and Binky respectively)
23. Sharon Jones & Lee Fields
"Stranded In Your Love"
A duet from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' sophomore album "Naturally", released in January 2005. Sharon and Lee later performed this live at the record release party for the "100 Days, 100 Nights" album at The Apollo Theater in 2007.