Tag Archives: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

In Stores Now 11/20

This week sees new albums from two soul greats. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings share their seventh and final album, recorded before Jones passed away from cancer in November 2016. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a strong set of buoyant old-school soul and funk, with songs mostly written by members of the Dap-KingsRead more…

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Music That Matters: Shapeshifter

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 589 – Shapeshifter The latest mix from Cheryl Waters comesRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings recorded one last album before Jones passed away due to pancreatic cancer last year. Entitled Soul Of A Woman, the album will be released November 17. Today the Dap-Kings shared the track “Call on God,” a song Jones wrote in the ’70s for E.I. Fields’ Gospel Wonders and was recorded in 2007Read more…

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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Matter of Time

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Matter of Time” byRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Before legendary soul singer Sharon Jones died last year from pancreatic cancer, she recorded a final album with the Dap-Kings. Today the album has been officially announced and the lead single has been shared. The LP is called Soul Of A Woman and will be out November 17 via Daptone. The single is “Matter ofRead more…

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Music That Matters: Dance It Out

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 582 – Dance It Out DJ Michele Myers spins aRead more…

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Here’s Some Songs (at Christmas Time)

Every year, the holiday season seems to inspire some of our favorite bands to write new music. KEXP has rounded up some of our favorites below. Need even more songs for rockin’ around your Christmas tree? Be sure to check out previous round-ups for 2015 and 2014. Happy holidays from everyone at KEXP! She &Read more…

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Video Roundup: Happy Hanukkah 2016!

It’s Hanukkah time, and KEXP has your playlist of songs for the season! The eight-day festival of lights kicks off Saturday, December 24th and ends Sunday, January 1st, so spin these tracks while you spin the dreidel. Happy Hanukkah from everyone at KEXP!

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Tuesday Music News

There’s a posthumous Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings video out today, but I can’t get through it without tearing up. The song “Please Come Home For Christmas” was recorded last year for the Daptone Records holiday collection, It’s A Holiday Soul Party!, and takes on an even more aching poignancy in the wake of Sharon’sRead more…

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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I’m Still Here

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song comes from contemporary soul siren and her band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.Read more…

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