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  • Summary: The posthumous release features covers of songs by such artists as Bad Medicine, Woody Gutherie, Janet Jackson, Gladys Knight, Bob Marley, The Marvelettes, Shuggie Otis, Prince, Kenny Rogers, Dusty Springfield, and Stevie Wonder.
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  1. Oct 26, 2020
    To say that Sharon and the group make each song their own is almost an oxymoron because some of them, particularly the ‘60s soul sides, are simply part of the group’s DNA. ... And while it’s bittersweet to hear the dearly missed Ms. Jones’ voice again in all its glory, it’s a joy to hear her and the band pouring so much love into these songs.
  2. 83
    It’s a living document and continued legacy of a once-in-a-generation talent.
  3. Oct 22, 2020
    Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was in) is a heartwarming posthumous release by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings that adds some heat to a series of familiar tunes that simultaneously pays tributes to Jones’ influences while honoring her legacy as the Godmother of a neo-soul movement that made stars out of the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Ray.
  4. 80
    Regardless of its compiler’s obvious intent to generate more cash from Jones’ name, this is a consistently enjoyable listen. It’s a lot of fun and a reminder of the enormous talent taken from us as she was hitting her artistic peak.
  5. Mojo
    Nov 18, 2020
    The result delivers delightful Dapness. [Jan 2021, p.88]
  6. Oct 22, 2020
    Just Dropped In certainly doesn’t supplant the best of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ original material, but it serves as a reminder of her ability to both reinterpret when called upon and channel her gift in the most life-affirming way possible.
  7. Nov 24, 2020
    Jones and the Dap-Kings always brought joy and energy to their music and while they were memorable songwriters, hearing them cut loose on these covers lets us appreciate the verve with which they approached their art in any setting.