100 Days and 100 Nights is the third album by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, originally released in 2007. The album is inspired overall by sixties-era Stax and Motown and afrobeat and is a faithful recreation of that vivid sonic past. The group is led by the inimitable Sharon Jones, whose passionate, gruff, brassy voice is amplified by her pitch-perfect backing band. The album was recorded by Bosco Mann at the Daptone studios, using a completely analog signal chain. The album is a bit gentler than previous efforts, digging deeper into a more Blues-inspired sound while still decorated with horn fanfare and bright guitar licks. Title track “100 Days, 100 Nights” begins with sombre brass and heavily panned guitar and bass, swirling organ and shouted gang vocals supporting Jones’ James Brown-esque incantation. “When The Other Foot Drops, Uncle” begins with warm bass hum and drawling brass, the drums sounding like mere taps on a windowsill. This record is undeniably retro but bursting with a brilliant creative energy that makes it an invigorating listen in 1969, 2019, and beyond. This LP is packaged in a heavy tip-on style jacket and is pressed on black vinyl.
- black vinyl pressing
- tip-on style jacket
- digital download included
- original release year: 2007
- music label: Daptone Records 2019
reviewed by MOTORMOUTH JUDY 12/2019