If you like soul music, you’ve come to the right place. Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley are living proof that America has not lost its soul. Sharon Jones and her band, the Dap-Kings, are the leaders of a soul music revival that has swept the nation and crossed the Atlantic to inspire the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse, whose “Back to Black” album featured the Dap-Kings. Now Jones is joined on her Brooklyn-based Daptone Records label by a powerful new voice, Charles Bradley, whose raw, passionate style recalls the spirits of Wilson Pickett and James Brown. “Quick Hits” showcases Jones and Bradley on tour, spreading the gospel of soul. SOUND TRACKS reporter Marco Werman interviews the soul man after his big break at age 62.
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We at SOUND TRACKS have loved Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings since we first heard them on the radio. They've turned out four quality albums, including last year's "I Learned the Hard Way." But to really appreciate the excitement and precision of the band and the brassy, high-spirited personality of Jones, you've got to see them live. Next best thing: watch them on stage in this "Quick Hits" performance.
Lucky for all of us, Sharon Jones and the Dap- Kings love to tour. They've played everywhere from the Apollo Theater in Harlem to the Hollywood Bowl. Keep your eyes and ears open, they're coming to a theater or festival near you.
Sharon Jones' official website: http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/
Daptone Records: http://www.daptonerecords.com/
Segment presented by Sound Tracks: http://www.pbs.org/opb/soundtracks/