Daptone Records has been bringing older soul singers to light with fantastic backing music provided by the Dap Kings, much in the production-house style of Motown and Stax- and, have probably recreated the vintage feeling better than anyone since then. Singers who may have gone unnoticed in the era of the genre’s conception have only aged with more to tell, we learn when we sit down for a video like this.
Perhaps the most known acts Daptone carries are Amy Winehouse (who, though young, possessed a timeless talent and died earlier this year) and the Sharon Jones, who, in her late 50’s, still burns up a stage, belting tunes and demonstrating traditional dances of her African and Native American heritage.
Real music is for real people, of all colors, places, and ages. So for all you who still can’t resist gritty and emotional revelations cried from a raspy-voiced, broken hearted man, may we introduce Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band. This old-souled music video was released today by DaptoneRecords on Youtube. If you dig ’em, also enjoy the next video, “Ladies” from Truth & Soul Records’ Lee Fields & The Expressions.