Just Dropped in to See What Condition my Rendition was in brings together cover versions from Janet Jackson to Woody Guthrie that demonstrate the eclectic taste and outstanding musicality of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. For two decades, the band and Jones have built a reputation as studio aces. This album contains some of their most popular and unreleased recordings - for their own purposes, but also for advertising, movies and TV shows. Both Rescue Me and In the Bush were among the outtakes of the soundtrack for the movie The Wolf of Wall Street, for which the band recorded several pieces but were not used. a remake of the Kenny Rogers First Edition hits, but a clear approximation to Bettye Lavette's 1968 version. It was also the very first recording made in 2002 at the Daptone House of Soul studio! The reissue of Gladys Knight's Giving Up was specifically requested by a producer who wanted to sample it for a beat on a Dr. De album, but then didn't use it. Little by Little, Inspiration Information, Here I Am Baby#3 - 34; and Take Me with U have been accepted for tribute projects on Dusty Springfield, Shuggie Otis, The Marvelettes and Prince. The latter is a perfect example of how the band was able to completely turn a familiar melody upside down. Of course, over the years there have also been numerous cover versions that the band has recorded on its own initiative. Starting with the full reinterpretation of Janet Jackson's What Have You Do For Me Lately on their 2001 debut LP & #34; Dap-Dippin' With , which convinced quite a few fans that Sharon's version was actually the original after a fake news article claimed became Jones would sue Jackson for copyright infringement. Sharon's heartening interpretation of Bob Marley's former Wailers Ballad It Hurts to be Alone is a tender bow to the soul that Jamaica borrowed from the United States in the early 1960s.