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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The Queen of the soul music revival, Sharon Jones, now has a Soul Man, Charles Bradley, to back her up. "Quick Hits" found them backstage at the start of a tour, hanging out and cheering each other on. "Nothing retro about us," sasses Ms. Jones, "We're not imitating. When I open my mouth, soul comes out. Charles, too."
And just to emphasize her point, Jones comes out swinging in this video, with a taste of "He Said I Can" from her 2010 album, "I Learned the Hard Way."
Sharon Jones' official website: http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/
Charles Bradley's official website: http://www.thecharlesbradley.com/
Daptone Records: http://www.daptonerecords.com/
Segment presented by Sound Tracks: http://www.pbs.org/opb/soundtracks/