Friday, March 20, 2009

FuNk you: The Best Free Download of Your Life

When I asked my music guru, Bill Carbone, to hook me up with some funky beats he told me to check out Daptone Records, touting them as "The Grand Puba of nu-retro-funk." Basically, this collection of bands is the best thing to happen to music since the invention of the wheel. It's the kind of tunes that make you tap your foot, bob your head, shake your ass, and just get groovy. 

You will feel like you've heard them before because they are so good, and with someone this good, how can you have not heard them before? The record label boasts such acts as The Sugarman Three, The Budos Band, The Poets of Rhythym, and the standout Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, plus more. 

Sharon Jones began her career as a prison guard and initially had trouble finding singing gigs. In an interview with Spinner Mag, she says, "Earlier, in the '70s and '80s -- and early '90s -- I was told, 'You didn't have the look,'" she said. "It had nothing to do with my vocals. I still got that same look. Now, I'm much older, still short, still pleasantly plump." Trouble no more.

Download from Amazon for FREE. click HERE.  As Bill Carbone said," If you don't get it there's clearly something totally wrong with you."

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