New Releases This Week: Charles Bradley & Tony Cook

Charles Bradley has a new release out this week on Dunham Records, a sub-label of Daptone Records, the great Brooklyn-based home of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Dunham is the perfect fit for the re-discovered soul singer, whose 45 singles were relatively unappreciated in their time. After years of traveling and odd jobs, he was picked up by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth, and now he’s touring around the country with The Budos Band & The Menahan Street Band. His new album, No Time For Dreaming, is available in stores today. Get a free download below, and check out the video for “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” here.

 

 

Tony Cook is another comeback story with a new release out this week: Back To Reality. Tony was the drummer of the J.B.’s, and he produced the record “On The Floor (Rock It)” which later became known as “granddaddy of house records.” While funk gradually turned into disco, Cook began to produce on his own, merging genres that didn’t exist yet like garage and house (hence “the granddaddy of house records” title). Stones Throw Records is releasing some of these old recordings on Back to Reality, showing the music community’s cooperation between generations and genre labels. Download the single below, get the album on iTunes, and get more info about Tony Cook from Stones Throw.


Tony Cook – “On The Floor (Rock It)”

Tony Cook – On The Floor (Rock-It) by stonesthrow

Charles Bradley Video: “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”

IFC premiered this music video by Charles Bradley, the latest old soul singer to be rediscovered. The video was directed by Poull Brien and shot in Brooklyn on the Bed-Stuy streets where Charles Bradley was raised and in the Bushwick projects where he currently resides.

Bradley’s album No Time For Dreaming will be released on January 25th on Dunham Records, an imprint of Daptone.

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.

Tickets and More Info: sjdknye.com

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.