Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Times Square - aka The Center Of The Universe
New York, NY
December 30, 2010
Sharon Jones - vocals
Homer Steinweiss - drums
Binky Griptite - guitar
Bugaloo Velez - congas
Dave Guy - trumpet
Joe Crispiano - guitar
Bosco Mann - bass
Victor Axelrod - piano
Neal Sugarman - tenor sax
Cochemea Gastelum - baritone sax
Starr Duncan - backup vocals
Saundra Williams - backup vocals
Source: master audience recording
Equipment: Zoom H2 w/internal mics
Location: 30 feet from the stage
Sound: Very good/excellent (see mp3 samples in Comments section)
Lineage: WAV, stereo 44.1 kHz, 16 bit > Audacity > TLH > FLAC 6 (align SB) > foobar2000 (flac tags)
It was quite the festive atmosphere on this New Year's Eve Eve. Times Square was off the hook. The slush puddles were wide and deep
at every corner, sidewalks jammed with what seemed like a million people, and me running late. I barely got past a VERY thorough pat-down by
security - the man's hand was literally 1 inch from my recorder tucked inside a sock. Once inside, however, I got treated to an
amazing show. The crowd is very chatty and nearly always audible, and you'll hear the occasional beer can being crushed on the floor,
but overall this is a fantastic listen.
Some visual highlights:
(1) During Give It Back, Sharon picked a young man from the front row and brought him on stage. She sang the song to him and he definitely had his
groove on. Good job dude ("Graham") if you're out there.
(2) During When I Come Home, Sharon demonstrated a series of classic 60's dances - the Boogaloo, the Funky Chicken, the Pony, the Mashed Potato,
the Swim. Words cannot do justice to her moves. Check this YouTube clip out to get the idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LYfiBw-SfQ
(3) At the beginning of He Said I Can, this well-meaning guy walks up to me and asks me, right into the recorder, "Yo what is that?".
You can't miss it and you can't make this s**t up.
(4) During Keep On Looking, Sharon picked 4-5 women, including her niece (Tayesha?), out of the audience and let them each do a dance solo.
The audience loved it.
The opening act for this show was Allen Toussaint Featuring The Dap-Kings which was uploaded on a separate torrent:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
01 The Reason
02 He Upset Your Dreams
03 Wouldn't You Rather Have Me
04 intro Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings:
05 If You Call
06 Without A Heart
07 Give It Back
08 When I Come Home
09 When You Love Me
10 He Said I Can
11 She Ain't A Child No More
12 I Learned The Hard Way
13 Keep On Looking*
14 Mama Don't Like My Man
16 Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
17 My Man Is A Mean Man (with band intros)
18 Window Shopping
19 Better Things
20 Highway Of Lost Lovers/When The Saints Go Marching In
21 100 Days, 100 Nights
23 I'm Not Gonna Cry
*Sharon introduced a different bass player for this song. She played bass on the Australian tour. I couldn't find her name. Anyone know?