RIYL: Reigning Sound, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Robbers on High Street

Label: Wick

Daptone has long been one of my go-to labels. When they started their recent Wick imprint I became doubly excited. I really love music that is steeped in soul and r&b and rock that makes them sound timeless.
Want You Tomorrow, the A side on this release would fit in on any top 40 radio station back in the 1970’s. But it’s contemporary music, they just happen to openly wear their influences on their sleeve. And frankly, I can’t get enough of that kind of sound.

If you’re like me you already buy every limited edition Daptone/Wick record that you can find. At only $6.99 these random colored vinyl 45s are priced to move. If you’re sitting on the fence about it just look at the prices for previous Wick releases on discogs then get to clickin.

The Details

Limited copies with 'random color' vinyl available only at the Daptone Shop.

WICK Records is back with a precious platter from Brooklyn stalwarts, The Jay Vons. Much like the combos of yore, The Jay Vons have built a small empire of single-only releases spread across a variety of labels from exotic lands such as Canada, Spain, and New Jersey. Now they are ready to share their catchy brand of soulful pop with the home team.

Side one boasts a hook-laden mover dressed in a cloak of Clavinet (courtesy of the incomparable Dave Amels) reminiscent of the baroque-pop leanings of The Left Banke. The bouncy groove gives way to a cheerful shuffle with a singalong hook that lands somewhere between a crisp morning and a cool afternoon.

The flip highlights the more soulful side of The Jay Vons' repertoire, with a mid-tempo number seasoned with a reverb-heavy horn line performed by Billy and Freddy of The Extraordinaires. Written in a Canadian Tavern over an afternoon of delectable consumption, the Boys find themselves pondering Man's greatest quandary: Will love tear them apart? Tunes about coming up short have never felt so right!

Price $6.99

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