Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings ‎– Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)

Daptone Records ‎– DAP-066
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, Blue With Black Splatter

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A1 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Written-By – L. Garrett*, L. Hardaway*, S. Wonder*, S. Wright*
A2 Little By Little
Written-By – B. Verdi*, B. Kaye*, E. Gin*
A3 Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Written-By – M. Newberry*
A4 Here I Am Baby
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
A5 What Have You Done For Me Lately?
Written-By – J. Harris III*, J. Jackson*, T. Lewis*
A6 Take Me With U
Written-By – Prince
B1 Inspiration Information
Written-By – S. Otis*
B2 Giving Up
Written-By – V. McCoy*
B3 Rescue Me
Written-By – C. Smith*, F. Bass*, R. Miner*
B4 In The Bush
Written-By – P. Adams*, S. Cooper*
B5 It Hurts To Be Alone
Written-By – J. Braithwaite*
B6 Trespasser
Written-By – A. Lane*

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Record Store Day Black Friday "RSD First" release, 4,000 copies. Pressed on blue vinyl with black splatter.

Hype sticker affixed to shrink, with barcode:
Limited blue vinyl with black splatter!
These forays into other artists' compositions lay bare Miss Sharon Jones' incomparable vocal ability, and the Dap-Kings' gift for arrangement and unmatched studio prowess. A testament to their reigning title as The Baddest Band in the Land.
"Sharon Jones is the 21st century's Godmother of Soul" - NPR
Includes MP3 download card

Title on jacket back, labels:
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)
Title on jacket front:
"Just Dropped In To See What Condition My RENDITION Was In!"
Title on jacket spine:
Just Dropped In ...

Labels include "Support Your Local Record Store" text.

Recorded at Daptone House of Soul Studios, Brooklyn, NY, in sessions between 2000 and 2016.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned (sticker)): 0823134006614
  • Barcode (Text (sticker)): 8 23134 00661 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): DAP-066-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): DAP-066-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched/stamped): DAP-066-A re-1 ? JJ GOLDEN 212634E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched/stamped): DAP-066-B JJ GOLDEN 212634E2/A


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January 1, 2021
Anyone else getting a 404 error when trying to download the MP3s?


December 11, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
This vinyl looks fantastic but let's get to the nitty gritty. This is a compilation album and what most of us care about is how many of the tracks are exclusive or rare. SJ&TDKs have a rich history of limited or exclusive singles and rare songs/covers they contributed to all manner of comps. To my chagrin, because I've worked hard to collect the original sources ;) many of these tracks were released on the previous comps Soul Time and the 2 Daptone Gold volumes, all of which are fantastic.
Essentially, there are 4 exclusive covers on this album which makes it worthwhile already. Of the 8 remaining tracks, 2 are available as 45s, only 2 were ever featured on a SJ&TDKs studio album and 2 are available on the Daptone Gold comps. For the most part you would need to accumulate a bunch of large comp. sets and scour some old digital promos to get this music.
Honestly, there is no part of her catalog that you should skip and this posthumous comp. is the icing on the cake of her brief but accomplished and legendary career. Go out and get it!


November 30, 2020
Great pressing, great cut and great music. Pick this up!


November 30, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
I bought this record, as a present for my mam, who is usually such a big fan of Shazza J (and the Dap Kings). But she was very dismayed, to discover, that all of the songs here are NOT originals! Because of that, she did not enjoy the record. But it is ok, as she has found another use for the record. As she now uses it kind of like a giant coaster, to put hot saucepans on.


November 27, 2020

This sounds fantastic. Excellent recordings. Awesome renditions. A must for her fans and fans of funk and motown and TSOP.