No, you haven’t traveled back in time. You are still alive and in the present music scene. It’s easy to forget though when listening to Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. The group was originally formed back in 1996; decades after the rise of the 60′s funk sound they are recreating. The Dap-Kings also were literally instrumental when helping create Back to Black with Amy Winehouse. This writer has also had the privilege of seeing Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings live and can vouch that they are a musical force to be reckoned with. Additionally, they were featured on the outstanding compilation album Dark was the Night and standout from the rest of the “more modern” music.
“How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?” is a track off the Naturally album. There isn’t a single track that requires a “skip,” but “HLDIHTWFY?” is a stand-out. The song is about heartbreak over a love lost, but the upbeat rhythm and musicality make it seem a bit more cheery than depressing. Dance around to a broken heart today?