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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

 Apr 
 30 
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at North Sea Jazz Club
 May 
 06 
Paris, France
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at L'Olympia
 May 
 08 
Munich, Germany
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Tonhalle - Kultfabrik
 May 
 10 
Berlin, Germany
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Astra Kulturhaus
 May 
 11 
Oberhausen, Germany
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Turbinenhalle
 May 
 13 
Cologne, Germany
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at E-Werk
 May 
 14 
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Paradiso
 May 
 16 
London, UK
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Roundhouse
 May 
 18 
Brussels, Belgium
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Ancienne Belgique
 May 
 19 
Hamburg, Germany
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Gro├če Freiheit 36
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