Hey guys and gals, I mentioned yesterday that I have received a couple copies of "Putumayo Presents Rhythm and Blues" from the good folks at Putumayo. If you're not familiar with the name Putumayo, you'd definitely be familiar with their work. They've been releasing compilations of music from around the world for the last 17 years. While sometimes I find their choices to be a little on the safe side, they must be commended for providing a platform for music that may otherwise go unnoticed here in North America.

That said, the compilation I currently have in my possession (and would love to give to you), contains Rhythm and blues from the States and UK. A few stand out tracks for me are: "My Honey and Me" by the Emotions (A 70's soul cut by the group that brought us "Best of My Love"); a surprisingly restrained version of Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle" by Sam Moore, Keb Mo, and Angie Stone; The wonderful, previously unheard by me, Rockie Charles; and of coarse the always show-stopping Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

So here's what I want you to do, email me at shawn_clarke25@hotmail.com with answer to this question: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have an album coming out April 6th. What is the name of the album? (hint, maybe this link will help).

The first two to send me the answer will get a copy of this compilation. In the mean time, check out this track from the album "Before I find the Right Girl for Me" by Rockie Charles.

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