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I Learned the Hard Way

by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

I Learned the Hard Way by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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I Learned the Hard Way

by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone Records
Jones and Co. expand the range of their crate-digging sound on their latest, moving beyond dirty/tight funk and soul to also encompass early '60s R&B, girl group and doo-wop and bits of Motown. The result is perhaps even more stylized than their earlier efforts. Each tiny detail meticulously attended to: perfectly slippery horns, pretty little backup choruses, plinking keys in just the right spots. It's quite a piece of craftmanship, though they did unfortunately forego the big, bombastic tracks that find Jones completely cutting loose and really sassing the listener ("Money" comes close).

About This Album

Jones and Co. expand the range of their crate-digging sound on their latest, moving beyond dirty/tight funk and soul to also encompass early '60s R&B, girl group and doo-wop and bits of Motown. The result is perhaps even more stylized than their earlier efforts. Each tiny detail meticulously attended to: perfectly slippery horns, pretty little backup choruses, plinking keys in just the right spots. It's quite a piece of craftmanship, though they did unfortunately forego the big, bombastic tracks that find Jones completely cutting loose and really sassing the listener ("Money" comes close).

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About This Album

Jones and Co. expand the range of their crate-digging sound on their latest, moving beyond dirty/tight funk and soul to also encompass early '60s R&B, girl group and doo-wop and bits of Motown. The result is perhaps even more stylized than their earlier efforts. Each tiny detail meticulously attended to: perfectly slippery horns, pretty little backup choruses, plinking keys in just the right spots. It's quite a piece of craftmanship, though they did unfortunately forego the big, bombastic tracks that find Jones completely cutting loose and really sassing the listener ("Money" comes close).