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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

For many years, soul singer Sharon Jones played wedding gigs while working as a corrections officer. Then, at age 40, came a record deal and a partnership with the Dap-Kings, a band whose resume includes work with such artists as Amy Winehouse and Al Green. On the day that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings release their fourth album, “I Learned the Hard Way,” they join us for a live performance.


Dap-Kings and Sharon Jones

Comments [8]

George from Bay Ridge

This is excellent.

Apr. 10 2010 02:06 PM

Finally real music is back!

Apr. 06 2010 08:58 PM
carol weinberg from great neck, ny

Love this group-never heard before but will check out more of it-She's gotta Nina Simone thing going on-thanks for having her on!

Apr. 06 2010 03:27 PM
Sandra from Astoria

Me and Mrs. Jones, we got a thing going on...she is AMAZING.

Apr. 06 2010 03:02 PM

LOVE Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings! This is relevant and authentic music. Not retro, nostalgic, or revivalism! This is the real deal! I love it love it love it!!

Apr. 06 2010 02:52 PM
urbangranolagirl from northern nj

WHOA, sing it girl! This is JUST what I needed to hear right now! Thank you Soundcheck, what a great new discovery. I hope I get to see them local and live sometime soon. Wishing much love and success to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings!

Apr. 06 2010 02:51 PM
Irene, couchbound from NYC

No revivalism here. This is living, vibrant soul, which never goes out of style!

Apr. 06 2010 02:45 PM
Antonio from Arica, Chile

Both are great artists!!

Big up to Anita, she's come a long way and her latest release is her best work to date.

Greetings from northern Chile.

Apr. 06 2010 02:16 PM

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