Homer Steinweiss is drummer with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Al Green and Cheryl Crow among others.
In 2006 Homer Steinweiss and The Dap-Kings were hand-picked by British dj/producer Mark Ronson to play on a handful of tracks for Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' album, a runaway hit due in part to the Dap-King “sound” being featured on many of her hit singles.
Homer reflects: "I remember leaving the studio after that session thinking that we had just recorded some really good stuff. But we had never heard of her, and never expected the sounds we were using to end up on the radio. I am so used to hearing a certain sound on the radio, especially the way the rhythm section is produced, and it’s just not what we do."
Factoid: in 2008 Homer Steinweiss and his funk outfit The Dap-Kings were sampled by Jay-Z for his latest release, American Gangster.