Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings


They should have another category for soul at the Grammy Awards. They're trying to say there are no soul singers — that soul music died in the late '60s and early '70s. I want the industry to know that soul music hasn't died. You've got Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Naomi Shelton. We're soul singers. Let it be recognized that soul music is here, 10 January 2014

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are a funk/soul band, formed in New York and signed to Daptone Records. They are spearheads of a revivalist movement that aims to capture the essence of funk/soul music as it was at its height in the mid-1960s to mid-1970s. Part of the way this is achieved is to shun modern digital recording methods in favour of using traditional analog recording equipment.