New Track: Chico Mann – “Light of Love” ft. Alecia Chakour

 

Definitely don’t hear too much soulful Hanukkah music during the holiday season, whereas a variety of Christmas music always seems to be in abundance – so, this is refreshing. Chico Mann invited our lovely gal Alecia Chakour to lend her vocals for the warm and cozy new tune, “Light of Love.” Got us dreaming of candlelight, fireplaces, and hot chocolate on this Thursday afternoon.

Also, for those unfamiliar with Alecia, please get to knowing and be sure to check her out on December 20 for a very special show. The night is going to be killer. Alecia shared with us:

“What makes this night even cooler is that the bands feature allstars from The Royal Family (Soulive, Lettuce), Daptone Records (Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Antibalas), David Byrne’s band and TV On the Radio. Basically, 20 of my favorite musicians in one tiny room.”

Event Details
Alecia Chakour Live
w/ Sonya Kitchell and Cochemea Gastelum’s Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow

December 20, 2012

8PM

Tickets: $10

Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY

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Video: Mark Ronson – “A La Modeliste” ft. Erykah Badu

 

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The RE:GENERATION project has dropped another video showcasing a unique coming together of artistry. This time, find Mark Ronson along with Erykah Badu and members of The Dap Kings in New Orleans as they jam out to a swingy jazz tune!

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New Years 2011: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with Allen Toussaint

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are performing in NYC this New Years Eve, as well as December 30th, at the Best Buy Theater (formerly known as NOKIA Theatre Times Square), located in the heart of Times Square.  Don’t worry about the NYE festivities in Times Square; there will be exclusive access to the theater for ticket holders.

Joining Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on December 30th and 31st will be New Orleans R&B legend, Allen Toussaint. Most recently, Toussaint and his music were prominently featured on the HBO series Treme. During his 40 year plus career, Toussaint has collaborated with such music giants as The (original) Meters, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, and countless others.

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Check out this exclusive Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings track, “Give Me A Reason,” which is only available in the Limited Edition I Learned the Hard Way 7″ Box Set. Buy your 7″ Box Set here.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Full Album Stream

Stream the full album, I Learned the Hard Way by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, at NPR right now. The album will be released April 6th. Make a point to catch Sharon with the best backing-band around on late night TV; she’s scheduled for David Letterman on April 23rd, The Colbert Report on the 26th, Jimmy Fallon on the 28th and more.

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Coming Home

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Here’s a new track from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: “When I Come Home,” from the recording sessions of their new album, I Learned the Hard Way. Pre-order the CD or LP from daptonerecords.com and get a free 45 single of this non-album track!

To download the title track, “I Learned the Hard Way”, click here.