Daptone 7 Inch Singles Collection, Vol. 1
by Various Artists
Released: Oct 2006
Label: Daptone Records
These fine folks have been keeping retro soul and funk alive for the past few years. The label's flagship artist, Sharon Jones, offers the snazzy, euphoric "Got a Thing on My Mind," as well as torch song "Make It Good to Me." Lee Fields, meanwhile, offers an uncanny James Brown impression on "Give Me a Chance." Sure, it's all derivative and passe, but it's also fun and funky.