Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) LP
Throughout their career, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings remained in high demand both publicly and privately to recreate and often re-imagine songs by other artists. More often than not, these covers were recorded by request – commissioned for placement in movies, television programs, tribute albums, or for samples. This album compiles some of their most popular as well as never-before-heard renditions.
Though the band has mostly built their career on a prolific catalog of originals, these forays into other artists’ compositions lay bare their gift for arrangement and the unmatched studio prowess that earned them their reputation as The Baddest Band in the Land.
1. Signed Sealed Delivered [Stevie Wonder cover]
2. Little By Little [Dusty Springfield cover]
3. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) [Bettye LaVette cover]
4. Here I Am Baby [The Marvelettes cover]
5. What Have You Done For Me Lately [Janet Jackson cover]
6. Take Me With You [Prince cover]
7. Inspiration Information [Shuggie Otis cover]
8. Giving Up [Gladys Knight cover]
9. Rescue Me [Fontella Bass cover]
10. In The Bush [Musique cover]
11. It Hurts To Be Alone [Bob Marley & The Wailers cover]
12. Trespasser [Bad Medicine cover]