Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Valerie June
For Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 2013 has become a year of unforeseen challenges and transformations. Three months before the original scheduled release of the group’s highly anticipated fifth studio record, Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones, the lead singer and matriarch of the worlds’ #1 live soul act, was diagnosed with cancer. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love from friends, family, and… Show more
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Soul fans lamenting a dearth of vintage downhome R&B and funk in the new millennium have clearly never heard Brooklyn's Sharon Jones. Put out by the Brooklyn label Daptone and backed by the label's house band, the Dap-Kings, Jones's music references the glory days of Stax and Atlantic Records and is rife with the organic grooves of Muscle Shoals....
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