Soul superstars Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings recorded and filmed an inventive take on The Allman Brothers Band classic “Midnight Rider” for a Lincoln Motor Company commercial that started airing a few days ago. Lincoln has shared an extended version of the band’s cover for our viewing and listening enjoyment:
Jones and the band are aided by additional musicians including a string section for their funky “Midnight Rider.” We don’t want to spoil it, but a famed actor appears at the end of the commercial. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings played the first night of Celebrate Brooklyn on Wednesday at Prospect Park in New York City. Relix publisher/Brooklyn Bowl proprietor/Lockn’ co-founder Peter Shapiro was honored during a ceremony as part of Wednesday’s opening night festivities.
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