The 100th Daptone Records 45 milestone has been reached, and is out everywhere TODAY. What started as an ambitious thank you to you, our beloved fans, has now also become a loving tribute to the brothers and sister we've lost since it’s inception: Charles Bradley, Dan Klein, Cliff Driver, and our eternal Queen, Miss Sharon Jones. So, thank you, friends, for all the years you've helped us to "Keep Putting Soul Up." May this disc forever live as a token of our gratitude, and keepsake of the times when our departed loved ones shared the stage with us. 45 & Digital: dapt.one/100th45 Order the 100th 45 at the Daptone Shop, where all other 45s are 25% off until midnight tonight with the code THEFAMILYDAPTONE at checkout: dapt.one/shop
Dap-King Cochemea's debut album All My Relations is out Feb 22 on Daptone Records. Listen to the first single and pre-order the LP/CD now: http://dapt.one/Cochemea Cochemea Gastelum is coming home to connect with his roots. After nearly 15 years of touring the world with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, the saxophonist offers a deeply personal album of jazz and indigenous-influenced rhythms. All My Relations¸ out February 22 on Daptone Records, is 10 tracks of mesmerizing and spiritually ascendant instrumentation. A California native with Yaqui and Mescalero Apache Indian ancestry, Cochemea grew up surrounded by music but without knowing much about his heritage. Both his parents were musicians, and they gave their son a heavy name meaning “they were all killed asleep.” Cochemea has spent much of his diverse musical career – as a soloist, musical director, composer and ensemble player – exploring and iterating on roots music, and All My Relations is a capstone meditation on his own ancestry.
The Daptone Records print sale has been extended! Today is the last day to purchase these beautiful photo prints by photographers Jacob Blickenstaff. Two sizes available, 8x10 for $50 and 11x14 for $75. *Photographer credit is not printed on the photograph. Visit dapt.one/shop to purchase. Photo #1: Sharon Jones backstage at the Apollo Theater getting ready to perform at the Daptone Super Soul Revue, 2014. Photo #2: Sharon Jones live at the Apollo Theater celebrating the release of I Learned the Hard Way, 2010.
ICYMI: To celebrate the life and legacy of Sharon Jones we have made limited “Nobody’s Baby” shirts. All profits from the shirts will go to Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research, a non-profit that supports pancreatic cancer research. teespring.com/sharonjones We also created an interactive NYC map of important places in her life and career. Explore it to see the many historic clubs and music venues she loved. dapt.one/SJDKmapFA
We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Sharon Jones today, on what would have been her 62nd birthday. We created an interactive NYC map of important places in her life and career. Explore it to see the many historic clubs and music venues she loved. dapt.one/SJDKmapFA Also, we made limited “Nobody’s Baby” shirts – available for one week only. All profits from the shirts will go to Lustgarten, a non-profit that supports pancreatic cancer research. teespring.com/sharonjones Last but not least, we’re looking for your best Sharon stories! Use #CelebrateSharonJones to share your memories of her, for a chance to win a “Nobody’s Baby” shirt. We’ll be sharing our favorites on our socials. Please join us in wishing Sharon a very happy 62nd birthday!
Excited to announce that The Dap-Kings will be going on tour with Jon Batiste this summer! Together, they will be playing music inspired by New Orleans soul, Allen Toussaint and more. 4/07 - Indian Wells, CA - Indian Wells Music Festival 4/29 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz Fest 5/26 - Charleston, SC - Spoleto Festival 5/27 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Jazz Festival 6/24 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Jazz Fest 7/07 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest 7/29 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival 9/22 - Monterey, CA - Monterey Jazz Festival