Nobody better mess with Sharon Jones.
The longtime soul singer who went overlooked early in her musical career has careened back into the spotlight through the funk- and soul-oriented, Brooklyn-based Daptone Records. 100 Days, 100 Nights, a single from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' third album release of the same name, pits Jones against a two-timin' man who is now "nowhere to be found".
Placed atop a real funk groove, Jones' soulful vocals are a force to be reckoned with. She moans and groans, twisting an audible pain into every vocal inflection as horns roar in the background.
Her song's story is as old as pop music itself, and there are no new revelations to the band's sound, but everything about the single sears through with a timeless urgency. It is all too easy to get lost in the sound and forget that it's 2008, that the groundbreaking Motown and Stax records are past their heyday, and that digital media has replaced vinyl records.
So enjoy the sumptuous sounds before you're inevitably jerked back into the age of the internet.