Daptone Gather Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band for 'Daptone Gold II'

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Jul 24, 2015

Five years on from the arrival of the treasure-filled Daptone Gold compilation, old school soul imprint Daptone Records have revealed a second instalment to the series is on the way. Featuring cuts from Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and more, Daptone Gold II drops as a double LP on September 18.

A press release notes that the collection is a 21-song celebration of all things Daptone from the last few years, and highlights the label's roster via a selection of previously revealed album cuts, tracks that had appeared on 45s, and a handful of unreleased cuts.

Longtime label artist Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings pop up all over the comp, contributing I Learned the Hard Way's title track and "Better Things To Do," Soul Time!'s "Inspiration Information," and "Little Boys With Shiny Toys," which was pulled from a 7-inch single.

The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley, adds tracks from his No Time for Dreaming and Victim of Love LPs, as well as the once 45-only number "Luv Jones."

Other roster members showcased on Daptone Gold II include the Menahan Street Band, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, the Budos Band, Antibalas, the Como Mamas, the Sugarman 3, and Saun and Starr. House band the Dap-Kings close out the collection with a previously unreleased number titled "Thunderclap."

You'll find all of the tracklisting details down below.

Daptone Gold II:

1. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "Better Things To Do"
2. Charles Bradley "Strictly Reserved For You" (w/ Menahan Street Band)
3. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens "Sinner"
4. Saun & Starr "Hot Shot"
5. Antibalas "Dirty Money"
6. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "Inspiration Information"
7. Menahan Street Band "The Traitor"
8. Charles Bradley "Heartaches And Pain"
9. The Budos Band "Unbroken, Unshaven"
10. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "Retreat!"
11. The Sugarman 3 "Witches Boogaloo"
12. Saun & Starr "Look Closer (Can't You See The Signs?)"
13. Menahan Street Band "Keep Coming Back"
14. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "I Learned The Hard Way"
15. The Sugarman 3 "Got To Get Back To My Baby"
16. The Budos Band "Aphasia"
17. The Como Mamas "Out Of The Wilderness" *
18. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "Little Boys With Shiny Toys" *
19. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens "You Got To Move" ^ 
20. Charles Bradley & LaRose Jackson "Luv Jones" *  
21. The Dap-Kings "Thunderclap" ^

*previously on 45 Only
^ previously unreleased

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