On April 6, 2010.

On March 6, 2010, “Daptone Records” label released “I Learned the Hard Way”, the fourth Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings studio album. It was recorded 2009-2010, at “House of Soul Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Gabriel “Bosco Mann” Roth.

Personnel:

  • Sharon Jones – vocals
  • Thomas Brenneck – guitars, piano
  • Binky Griptite – guitars, bass
  • Dave Guy – trumpet
  • Ian Hendrickson-Smith – baritone saxophone, flute
  • Bosco Mann – bass
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Neal Sugarman – tenor saxophone
  • Fernando “Boogaloo” Velez – bongos, congas, tambourine
  • Victor Axelrod – piano, organ
  • Moon Bancs – marching snare
  • Cosmo Bann – guitars
  • AnGee Blake – background vocals
  • Sam Boncon – piano, clavinet
  • Chris Cardona – violin
  • Amos B. Conn – string arrangement
  • Nydia Davila – soul claps
  • Eric Davis – French horns
  • El Deuvo – cabasa
  • Brian Floody – timpani
  • Cochemea Gastelum – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Gordon – soul claps
  • Jimmy Hill – organ
  • Aaron Johnson – trombones
  • Alex Kadvan – cello
  • Kevin C. Keys – background vocals
  • Matthew Lehmann – violin
  • Michael Leonhart – trumpet
  • Leon Michels – tenor saxophone
  • Toby Pazner – vibraphone, glockenspiel
  • Mikey Post – soul claps
  • Boom Boom Romero – drums
  • Antoine Silverman – violin, string arrangement
  • Daisy Sugarman – flute
  • Entcho Todorov – violin
  • Saundra Williams – background vocals
  • Anja Wood – cello
  • The Bushwick Callers – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks written by Bosco Mann, except where noted.

  1. The Game Gets Old – Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Tommy Brenneck
  2. I Learned the Hard Way
  3. Better Things – Homer Steinweiss
  4. Give it Back – Dave Guy
  5. Money
  6. The Reason – Neal Sugarman
  7. Window Shopping – Wayne Gordon, Lawrence Gordon, Derek Nievergelt
  8. She Ain’t a Child No More
  9. I’ll Still Be True – Tommy Brenneck
  10. Without a Heart
  11. If You Call
  12. Mama Don’t Like My Man
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