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Tonight (6 March), 7pm, £19.50, O2 ABC, Glasgow. Tel: 0844 477 2000. www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
VIDEO: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights (100 Days, 100 Nights, 2007)
I don’t remember the late 1960s and early 1970s. Perhaps you can enlighten me – was it all how it appears on the picture-postcards?
Did mulleted men really pose in their denim shirts and corduroy flares, like this? Oh wait, that’s a photo of me from 2002. Pretend you didn’t see that.
Anyway, if you have similar questions of these mystical years, here’s a band that can provide some musical answers.
Having made it their mission to unearth the spirit of this golden era through their infectious brand of soul and funk, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings will inspire some head-bopping, hip-shaking and foot-tapping at O2 ABC tonight.
The Brooklyn ten-piece got together back in the early noughties, and have since become renowned for their memorable live shows.
With the divine vocals of former church gospel singer Jones and the disciplined grooves of The Dap-Kings, it’s really no wonder.
Using only instruments from the magical decade they evoke – to retain that authentic sound – this group is as close to the real thing as you’re going to get.
And at £19.50, way cheaper than a pair of vintage Serengeti sunglasses.