Daptone Records will release Daptone Gold on November 24. The collection will mix hits, obscure rare tracks and deep album favorites by a range of Daptone artists: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, the Menahan Street Band, Antibalas, Binky Griptite and the Sugarman Three.
“Over the past decade, a lot of blood and sweat was shed in this little house in Bushwick, and when people experience all these recordings together in a package like this, they are really going to feel what the ‘Daptone Sound’ is all about,” label co-founder and Sharon Jones bassist Gabriel Roth says in a statement. “I’m very proud of this record. It’s hard evidence of what the Daptone family has accomplished. I’m also excited to finally have so many of my favorite Daptone cuts, many of which were previously only available on vinyl seven inches, included on a proper album. People should really hear this.”
Highlights include: unreleased material from the Dap-Kings’ 100 Days, 100 Nights album, Victor “Ticklah” Axlerod and Bosco Mann’s out of print makossa-style reworking of Antibalas’ afrobeat cover of the Hector Lavoe hit “Che Che Cole (penned by Willie Colon), Sharon Jones’ cover of Gladys Knight and the Pips’ “Giving Up” and album versions of several songs originally released on 45s.