Thursday, March 22, 2012

All Hail the New Traditionalists - Sharon Jones and the Detroit Cobras

           I thought of putting together a Sharon Jones and Detroit Cobras compilation a while back, but I was waiting for a new Cobras release.  That was about 18 months ago, and since there doesn't seem to be one forthcoming in the near future.... well, now's as good time as any (especially with summer on its way - if, I may be so bold, I think it would make a nice bbq soundtrack).   And I know traditionalist is kind of a silly term, but, hey, it seemed a bit better than revivalist. :)


100 Days, 100 Nights Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Hey Sailor The Detroit Cobras
Ain't Hittin' on Nothin' The Detroit Cobras
My Man Is A Mean Man Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
(I Wanna Know) What's Going on The Detroit Cobras
Give It Back Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Wild About That Thing Sharon Jones, Alvin Youngblood Hart & Teenie Hodges
I'll Be Home Someday Detroit Cobras
I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
I'll Keep Holding On The Detroit Cobras
Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Ya Ya Ya (looking For My Baby) The Detroit Cobras
Heartbeat The Detroit Cobras
She Ain't a Child No More Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Last Nite The Detroit Cobras
What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes? Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
The Dap Dip Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
As Long As I Have You The Detroit Cobras


Anonymous said...

Another fine compilation with some great ballsy tunes & this one's got me shaking my tail feathers. Thank you!

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome! I'm not sure I did justice to them, but it's hard to screw up too much when it comes to the catalogs of Sharon Jones and the Detroit Cobras.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing me to an artist who is actually still alive.
-Frankie Mules

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Frankie Mules,

Well both of them are alive, though the Cobras haven't had a new album in quite some time. :)