Daptone Family - Thoughts?

jleejlee 1,539 Posts
edited October 2008 in Strut Central
It's been a minute since I last saw any Daptone related shows, the last being Sharon Jones I think about a year ago. Anyway I am going to this tonight:b,121b,121Thu. 10/23b,121Daptone Family Fundraiser for Barack Obamab,121featuring the Budos Band and Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queensb,121plus very special guests from the Daptone Stable, as well as DJ's Honeydripper, TNT and Neal Sugarmanb,121$20 adv./$25 d.o.s/b1b,121b, 21And I am not certain if I've really even heard much of any of these folks. Now I fully expect the show to be fresh, but was curious to hear any Strut reviews on Budos Band, Naomi etc.b,121b, 21thanks in advance

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  • Budos are really cool live and I remember the Gospel Queens to be pretty nice as well but its been 4,5 years since I saw them the last time.b,121b,121Peace,b,121b,121Dress

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    budos kill shit. I just saw menahan the other night too. Seasoned performers for real.

  • dollar_bindollar_bin I heartily endorse this product and/or event 2,326 Posts
    I saw Budos Band live at Amoeba on Haight and even though half the band wasn't there due to airline delays I thought they sounded tremendous.b, 21b,121On a related note, I've played the Menahan Street Band's cover of Going the Distance five times this morning, and probably I'll listen another five times this afternoon. b,121b,121b,121 img src="http://www.djouls.com/daptone/images/Menahan_Street_Band-Make_The_Road_By_Walking_b.jpg"1 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/green30sv.gif" alt="" 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/krusty.gif" alt="" 21

  • RerogRerog 569 Posts
    I saw Budos Band in NYC in January and is was seriously one of the best shows I have ever seen.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    The distinctive thing about the one Budos Band that I've heard was that everything was in a weird minor key, giving the songs a noirish soundtrack feel. (That's not a complaint, BTW; it sounds good...) b,121b,121Now, I don't know if they do that all the time, or whether it was just for that one album (i1The Budos Band II[/i]), but that was the one standout fact for me...

  • jleejlee 1,539 Posts
    word. good lookin out fellas. i was already pretty excited to see this show, this thread just solidified that.

  • dollar_bindollar_bin I heartily endorse this product and/or event 2,326 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121The distinctive thing about the one Budos Band that I've heard was that everything was in a weird minor key, giving the songs a noirish soundtrack feel. (That's not a complaint, BTW; it sounds good...) b,121b,121Now, I don't know if they do that all the time, or whether it was just for that one album (i1The Budos Band II[/i]), but that was the one standout fact for me... b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21That minor key-ness really seems to ramp up on the first three songs of side one of Budos II, they build up to Ride Or Die and it pays off. Then there's some mellower stuff in the middle and more really dark minor stuff at the end. It's a really well constructed album, sounds nice on a kick ass stereo, too.b,121b,121a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollar_bin/2325062836/" title="Perfect Sunday part 2 by Dollar Bin, on Flickr"1img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2325062836_a7a2d43f68.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Perfect Sunday part 2" 21/a1b,121b,121The first album, on the other hand has you hooked from the bassline intro on the first track, Up From the South.

  • johmbolayajohmbolaya 4,472 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121It's a really well constructed album, sounds nice on a kick ass stereo, too.b,121b,121a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollar_bin/2325062836/" title="Perfect Sunday part 2 by Dollar Bin, on Flickr"1img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2325062836_a7a2d43f68.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Perfect Sunday part 2" 21/a1b,121b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21Damn. That's not dollar bin equipment. Very nice.b,121b, 21Daptone have released some great music over the years, I have to catch up with some of the latest 45's (not sure which is the last one I bought).

  • Budos cannot be f*cked with.

  • dollar_bindollar_bin I heartily endorse this product and/or event 2,326 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121b, 21Damn. That's not dollar bin equipment. Very nice.b,121 b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21Sadly, not my equipment (it's my record, though). The stylus alone cost more than I paid for two 1200s.

  • mannybolonemannybolone Los Angeles, CA 15,025 Posts
    /font1
    Quote:/font1h,121b,121The distinctive thing about the one Budos Band that I've heard was that everything was in a weird minor key, giving the songs a noirish soundtrack feel. (That's not a complaint, BTW; it sounds good...) b,121b,121Now, I don't know if they do that all the time, or whether it was just for that one album (i1The Budos Band II[/i]), but that was the one standout fact for me... b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21I always thought that was because Budos seemed highly influenced by Ethiopian jazz, which tends to use a pentatonic scale, hence the "weird minor key."

  • JimsterJimster Cruffiton.etsy.com 6,919 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121Ethiopian jazzb,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21SPEAK ON IT

  • kalakala 3,361 Posts
    yeah man the budos are heavy as hell liveb,121there is nothing on daptone i don't loveb,121naomi plays a solo gig every friday night-well worth catchingb,121NY is ON FIYAH!!!

  • PATXPATX 2,820 Posts
    Naomi's sneaker game is unfukwittable. Plus she's got a Josephine Baker thing going on.b,121img src="http://theluckycat.com/img/naomidavis/nd07_03.jpg"1

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121I always thought that was because Budos seemed highly influenced by Ethiopian jazz, which tends to use a pentatonic scale, hence the "weird minor key." b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21True that. But not just your normal run-of-the-mill pentatonic scales... Ethiopian jazz (and a lot of European gypsy music for that matter) use modes within those tonality... starting the basic scales from different root notes... and they have some scales sounds using lots of chromatic leading notes.b,121b,121I'm sure there some theory stuff around to eplain it all, but stack up those scales into chords and you're on that way to that sound.b,121b,121As for the rhythmic basis - that is WAY deep. UNTEACHABLE.

  • Very tight show. You'll be getting a lot of bang for your buck.

  • Yeah, Budos definitely kill it on the live tipb, 21b, 21had the pleasure of seeing them perform in London earlier this year at the Jazz cafe, supporting Antibalasb,121b, 21b, 21Daptone always comes correct b,121b, 21b, 21Anyone know as to whether Lee Fields has any imminent releases. Would love to hear a new LP from him

  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,195 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121Budos cannot be f*cked with. b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21Saw them live this this summer hear in Ottawa at an open air event...at first there were about fifty die hards. By the end they'd pulled in at least 600 from the other venues. b,121b,121 They're show was img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hard2.gif" alt="" /1

  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,195 Posts
    PS--- there drummer said they dug the crowd cuz they don't get no respect in NY......????

  • johmbolayajohmbolaya 4,472 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121Sadly, not my equipment (it's my record, though). The stylus alone cost more than I paid for two 1200s. b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21CD players like those in the photo often go for $1500+, some for $8000. Nice, nonetheless.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121PS--- there drummer said they dug the crowd cuz they don't get no respect in NY......???? b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21b,121The night I spun with them at Lucky Cat in BK they were getting respected off the f*cking charts. Place was jam packed like a Tokyo subway.

  • I have nothing but good things to say about daptone, really there's nothing I've heard that I don't like. I'm a big fan of the Budos, Sharon jones and Menanhan. For any Toronto heads there's a Sharon Jones show at the guverment next wednesday oct29. Menahan st band is opening, I already got my ticket. img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/breakface.gif" alt="" /1

  • mannybolonemannybolone Los Angeles, CA 15,025 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121getting respected off the f*cking charts. b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21I feel like this should be on a t-shirt

  • jleejlee 1,539 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121Very tight show. You'll be getting a lot of bang for your buck. b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21show was super tight. Naomi was solid, and her back up singers were amazing. Budos Band were redonkulous.b,121b,121img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/oj.gif" alt="" /1b,121b, 21surprise guest for the night was none other than Ms Sharon Jones herself. Great show. And the money went to Obama to boot.b,121b, 21b, 21img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/595.gif" alt="" /1

  • casbahcasbah 57 Posts
    b, 21saw Sharon Jones @ Central Park in August, was completely blown away by the gig, as a performer she is in a league of her own.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121(it's my record, though)b,121b,121h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21b,121 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /1 that's all you need!

  • i'm a bit jealous about the shows because we don't see the daptone fam a lot over here in europe...(at least I didn't recognise them at all)

  • PATXPATX 2,820 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121PS--- there drummer said they dug the crowd cuz they don't get no respect in NY......???? b,121b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21These days Dap shows are at the bigger venues in NYC and always well attended but up to a couple of years ago you could catch them at small places for free when they were playing much bigger venues in Europe and getting paid. NY is rough like that.b,121b, 21Generally people in NYC go apeshit for anything that's from somewhere else and are clueless about good stuff that is right in front of their faces. This is why Vicemag works so well and why NYC is pretty irrelevant these days.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121Generally people in NYC go apeshit for anything that's from somewhere else and are clueless about good stuff that is right in front of their faces.b,121b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21yes, indeed.
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