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THE MIX TAPE: "NOBODY'S BABY"

Apr 18, 2012

The Mix Tape: "Nobody's Baby"

If your kids could talk back to you in perfect funk tones, this is what they would say. “Nobody’s Baby” is the anthem of children whose parents are getting on their case. (Which basically means every kid on this planet and beyond.) Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings does what proper soul music is supposed to do—make you bop your head and snap your fingers. As part of a revivalist movement that does away with modern recording methods, the band plays horns, growls, laughs, and records its funk and soul tunes in analog. In the aught years. This is the closest your kids may ever get to a record. Sing it, kiddos. Let your mama know you ainʼt nobodyʼs baby. —Anna Pellicioli

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