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  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

   I Learned the Hard Way


I Learned the Hard Way


Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness, and melodic command set her firmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fixture in the canon of soul music.

From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in 'The Game Gets Old' at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style 'Mama Don't Like My Man' at the tail, the Dap-Kings dance seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline.

ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: April 6, 2010   on Daptone

TAGS: R&B | Soul | Neo Soul


   

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TRACK LISTING


1. The Game Gets Old
2. I Learned The Hard Way
3. Better Things
4. Give It Back
5. Money
6. The Reason
7. Window Shopping
8. She Ain't A Child No More
9. I'll Still Be True
10. Without A Heart
11. If You Call
12. Mama Don't Like My Man

 UPCOMING TOUR DATES

 Sep 
 18 
Richmond, VIC, Australia
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings with The Bombay Royale and Saun & Starr at Corner Hotel
 Sep 
 19 
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Melbourne Town Hall
 Oct 
 23 
Manchester, UK
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings with Lee Fields & The Expressions at Albert Hall
 Oct 
 24 
Glasgow, UK
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings with Lee Fields at O2 ABC
 Oct 
 25 
Belfast, UK
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Mandela Hall
 Oct 
 26 
Cork, Ireland
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Lee Fields & The Expressions at Opera House
 Oct 
 28 
Bristol, UK
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings with Lee Fields & The Expressions at Colston Hall
 Oct 
 29 
Brighton, UK
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings with Lee Fields & The Expressions at Brighton Dome
 Oct 
 31 
Ghent, Belgium
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Vooruit
 Nov 
 01 
Rouen, France
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Le 106
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