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  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

   I Learned the Hard Way

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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

 Nov 
 23 
Lisbon, Portugal
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Aula Magna, Universidade de Lisboa
 Dec 
 04 
New York, NY, US
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and The Daptone Super Soul Revue at Apollo Theater
 Dec 
 05 
New York, NY, US
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas, Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band, and The Daptone Super Soul Revue at Apollo Theater
 Dec 
 06 
New York, NY, US
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and The Daptone Super Soul Revue at Apollo Theater
 Dec 
 30 
San Francisco, CA, US
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at The Fillmore
 Dec 
 31 
San Francisco, CA, US
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at The Fillmore
 Feb 
 07 
Augusta, GA, US
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at William B. Bell Auditorium, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center
 Feb 
 13 
Philadelphia, PA, US
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center
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