Give the People What They Want is the latest release from funk and soul queen Sharon Jones. Opening with ‘Retreat!’, this album sounds original, fresh and, no pun intended, sounds just what the people want. Thundering along like a Bamboos record, the majority of these songs tracks are written by the rhythm section of the band, and from looking at the liner notes of the instrumentation on each track, it would have taken quite a while to piece this together.
The feel good summery tunes roll on into ‘Stranger to My Happiness’ which seems like the perfect encore song to their new stage show on this upcoming tour. I don’t know whether Sharon Jones is going to be touring in Australia soon, but if you’re looking for an energetic upbeat good time, look no further than Sharon.
Although I wasn’t really taken with The Bamboos’ latest release, Give the People What They Want is the perfect complement to your summer party. The vocal harmonies are smooth like honey, the rhythm section is tight, and if you like the big band funk sound and haven’t heard of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, you should check this one out.
Release: out now via Daptone Records