Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the National 

Friday, Dec. 11

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When New York's Dap Kings were tapped to back up Amy Winehouse on her multiplatinum “Back to Black” and its rehab-bound U.S. tour in 2006, the band members were bright enough not to put all their eggs in Winehouse's fraying basket. By the end of 2007, they had returned home to Brooklyn to work up their third collaboration with pint-sized soul singer extraordinaire Sharon Jones. The resulting “100 Days, 100 Nights” would be a soul and funk landmark if only for the Dap Kings' deft experiments in analogue sound and authentic '60s and '70s instrumentation. But with Jones' passionate vocals and the Daps' near-perfect instinct for when to push Ms. J and when to get out of the way, the disc grooves artfully between James Brown's  frenetic “Get on the Good Foot” and Ann Peebles' downbeat “Part-Time Love.” You can witness the amazing Jones and the eight-piece Dap Kings on Dec. 11  at the National. And if the lady suggests at some point that she needs to “slow … it … down,” don't even think about trying to talk her out of it. 8 p.m. $20-25. 708 E. Broad St.,

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