There’s something special about the sweet sound of rocksteady music. A time when bands looked and sounded sharp. Razor sharp suits and silver razored tongues belted out moving lyrics just as quick as they would regulate if you got out of line. It’s great to hear Daptone Records pull this great rocksteady sound out of the five boroughs. Hailing from Queens, NY, The Frightnrs lay down a beautiful version of the Etta James classic. If you can’t get down with this 45, well people, put it back on again because it’s damn near perfection. A cover like this done in a reggae style is exactly what we want here at FleaMarket Funk. If you didn’t see the label or know that Daptone was involved, you could swear it was some white label Coxsone or Studio One on the wall at Deadly Dragon for most of your week’s wages. It’s not the first time the label has dabbled in some reggae, or the first time they have got with top notch producer Vincent “Ticklah” Axelrod, who also blesses us with a version on the flip in true JA style. We can’t cosign this record enough. Do we see more reggae records coming out of the House of Soul? We sure hope so. Originally available in a clear orange vinyl (which sold out fast of course), you can only get this record on a Daptone imprint. Listen to this future classic below:
Pre-Order the record, which is out June 30th, here.