Review of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want (Daptone)

Sharon-Jones-And-The-Dap-Kings-Give-The-People-What-They-WantOriginally due for release last year, the newest record from the magnificent Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings was understandably postponed after Jones required medical treatment for pancreatic cancer. Driven by an authentic passion for the timeless soul, doo-wop and R&B sound of Motown, Give The People What They Want honours the past while Jones and her cohorts in the Dap Kings keep their eye on the future. A superb record that proves soul music is as vital as ever, a wealth of upbeat songs (Retreat!, Now I See, Stranger To My Happiness) move the record forward only to rounded out by the slow-burning Slow Down Love and You’ll Be Lonely.