Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsI Learned The Hard Way

Label:Daptone Records – DAP-019
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Rhythm & Blues, Soul


A1The Game Gets Old
Written-ByD. Guy*, H. Steinweiss*, T. Brenneck*
A2I Learned The Hard Way
Written-ByB. Mann*
A3Better Things
Written-ByH. Steinweiss*
A4Give It Back
Written-ByD. Guy*
Written-ByB. Mann*
A6The Reason
Written-ByN. Sugarman*
B1Window Shopping
B2She Ain't A Child No More
Written-ByB. Mann*
B3I'll Still Be True
Written-ByT. Brenneck*
B4Without A Heart
Written-ByB. Mann*
B5If You Call
Written-ByB. Mann*
B6Mama Don't Like My Man
Written-ByB. Mann*

Companies, etc.



Jacket: Another BOSCO MANN Production.
Labels: A BOSCO MANN Production.

Includes code for digital download (Digital download includes an additional song, "When I Come Home")
Stereo compatible

Hype sticker affixed to shrink:
The explosive and soulful next chapter in the captivating story of Sharon Jones, the Dap-Kings and Daptone Records. Includes coupon for MP3 download!
[Daptone Records logo]
"...gritty, credible, emotion-laden..." - Rolling Stone
"...simply one of the most scorching outfits on the planet..." - MOJO

Barcode is a sticker affixed to shrink

Recorded to 8-Tracks at Daptone Records' House Of Soul.

Track A1: ASCAP, BMI
Tracks A2 to A6, B2 to B6: BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 23134 00191 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 823134001916
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: SESAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): DAP-019-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): DAP-019-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): S-71478 RE-I DEDICATED TO WILLIE MITCHELL R.I.P.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): S-71479 RE-I AND FOR MY LITTLE PENELOPE

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I Learned The Hard Way (11×7", 45 RPM, Record Store Day, Box Set, Record Store Day, Limited Edition)Daptone RecordsDAP-021US2010
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I Learned The Hard Way (CD, Album, Promo)Daptone RecordsDAP019Australia2010
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  • bizcart's avatar
    2023 pressing sounds ridiculous. Vinyl is really good, too. Wow.
    • grapepowder's avatar
      Edited 4 years ago
      Nov 16, 2019 Update: Daptone sent a replacement record and it plays fine, so I must have just got a bum copy the first time.

      Original comment:
      Anyone have skipping on B2 towards the last minute or so? I bought it sealed from Daptone mail order and there's no visible dust or defect. It's maybe the 7th of 16 records I bought from them in their last sale and first one to have a problem. I plan to contact them but wondering if it's a known pressing defect.

      Update: Daptone said they're sending a replacement that doesn't have the skipping. I'll update when received.
      • tomglenn's avatar
        Magnificent album! Superbly produced by Bosco Mann and backed by the always amazing Dap-Kings. Sharon Jones' vocals are amazing as usual, in my opinion she is one of the greatest and most overlooked performers of our time.
        • theway69's avatar
          amazing sound in this label! Daptone records is quality hifi


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