You can call Sharon Jones the hardest-working woman in show business. You can call her a stage sensation. Just don’t call her “retro.”
Jones and her band the Dap-Kings make fine ’60s/’70s-rooted soul music, blending the sounds of Motown, Stax and Philly soul into an irresistible, timeless mix. For some that makes Jones retro.
“People keep saying that,” she says. “I’m telling you what I keep telling everyone...
The 12th volume of the ambitious, luxuriously appointed multiple-CD set
collecting every single released on Motown Records and its many
imprints marks something of an event for Milwaukee music collectors.
The label's sporadic cracks at the rock market were especially evident
at the dawn of the '70s, and...
As it does every Monday night, Burnhearts in Bay View will be offering $3 bottles of Furthermore Beer and vintage soul music from The Soul Hole, a DJ who digs up classic Stax cuts, forgotten Hammond organ rarities and, of course, plenty of Motown goodies.