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Song of the Day: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, ‘I Learned the Hard Way’

By Staff | May 10, 2010

After a brief absence that allowed us to sip plenty of scotch and bourbon in sunny Florida, we’re back with our new feature, "Song of the Day."

Today, in anticipation of this weekend’s Nelsonville Music Festival in Nelsonville, Ohio, we bring you Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings.

This funk/soul revivalist band is one of many great headliners at the festival, including The Swell Season and Loretta Lynn.

Upon first listen, you might swear "I Learned the Hard Way," is straight outta the ’70s. But you’d be deadwrong. This group uses old-school recording methods and instruments to maintain that dirty, lo-fi  sound that hits you hardest when it’s coming out of a jukebox in some hole in the wall.