Daptone Gold is a collection of hits and obscurities, album favorites and unheard exclusives from the Daptone Records catalog. Since first rearing it’s head in 2001, Daptone has upheld it’s reputation as both a premier source of new raw soulful music and a model for the possibilities of independent music today. With a library of albums and 45’s spanning from rhythm and blues to afrobeat, gospel, and funk, Daptone has established a sound that is consistently sincere, heavy and soulful.
After much heated debate, Daptone has selected and sequenced the tracks that were chosen to represent both the depth and breadth of the Daptone sound. It features some of the most popular songs such as Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Tell Me” and the Budos Band’s “Up From The South”, 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 45rpm singles. With the inclusion of unreleased tracks such as Binky Griptite’s “A Lover Like Me’ and Sharon Jones’ version of Glady’s Knights’ “Giving Up”, Daptone Gold promises to be a special addition to the collection of Daptone die-hard fans, as well as a perfect introduction to the label for those who have not yet been experienced. As always, Daptone has made sure that the entire presentation is of a quality and design consistent with the music it contains: decadent gold foil packaging with the Daptone logo prominently embossed across the front, incentives for the vinyl fans, and extensive liner notes.