Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "I'm Not Gonna Cry/Money Don't Make The Man"
Take this, you knuckleheads! Sharon Jones is NOT going to cry. No sir, she and the Dap-Kings are coming hard and strong as ever. No balladeering for the candle-light crowd this time. The Spirit of The Godfather is alive and sweating in this one. The A-side is a syncopated Funk workout ala 1972 Bobby Byrd, with an intro/bridge figure that will knock your tits off. The B-side is a Grunt-style instrumental of the same theme with The Sugarman tearing the melody mercilessly out of the tenor saxophone as if it owed him money. If this isn’t the toughest funk 45 of the year, we will send you your money back inside a new pair of shoes. Then you’ll have something nice to wear to the audiologist when you go to have your hearing checked.