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Daptone Gold is a collection of hits, obscurities, and unheard exclusives from the Daptone Records catalog. With a library of albums and 45’s spanning from rhythm and blues, afrobeat, gospel, or funk, Daptone has established a sound that is consistently sincere, heavy, and soulful.

As Gabriel Roth (Daptone Records co-owner, engineer and bass player for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) sees it, “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.” Roth continues, “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.”

The sampler features some of the most popular songs such as Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ “How Long Do I Have To Wait” and Antibalas Afro Beat's “Che Che Cole” (both regulars on mixes I often make), alongside some deeper selections such as Lee Fields’ “Could Have Been” and Charles Bradley’s “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”, which have previously only been released as 45 rpm singles.

Here's a couple that were only previously available on vinyl...

Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - "The World (is Going Up in Flames)"

Lee Fields - "Could Have Been"

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