The Family Daptone / The 100 Knights Orchestra Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) / Soul Fugue
Daptone’s 100th 45rpm release, features an unprecedented collaboration of talent from their legendary roster of artists.
The A side, Hey Brother is a song written by the Frightnrs and originally performed on their acclaimed rock-steady LP, Nothing More to Say. In the wake of the tragic loss of their singer, Dan Klein to ALS just before the album’s release, Daptone felt it to be a fitting tribute as well as an ideal composition to re-imagine as a soulful collaboration between all of their dynamic vocalists. Here we have Saun and Starr, the Frightnrs, James Hunter, Naomi Shelton, Duke Amayo, Lee Fields, and of course the late great monarchs of Daptone's family, Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, all performing shoulder to shoulder on record for the first and only time, singing a message of righteousness and brotherhood over a groove sewn seamlessly together by members of the Dap-Kings and Menahan Street Band.
On the flip, Soul Fugue, is an epic battle between two massive orchestral armies composed and arranged obsessively by Bosco Mann based on the Fibonacci series and the number 100.