Manage episode 274477156 series 7417
Alabama native Naomi Shelton came to Brooklyn as part of The Great Migration of African-Americans out of the South, and she brought along her deep affection for gospel and soul music. Her collection of gritty grooves and commanding vocals recalls both her Daptone labelmate, Sharon Jones, and R&B-infused rock bands like Alabama Shakes. Shelton sings passionately about the human condition and personal burdens along with the Gospel Queens. This is music for the spirit -- and for the feet. (This 2014 in-studio performance is from the Archives.) Set List: "Sinner," "It's A Cold, Cold World,""I Don't Know"