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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

By the sound of them, you would think Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings started making funk-threaded soul music together in the 1960s. Few devotedly retro acts are as convincing. Few singers as skilled as Sharon Jones at stuffing notes with ache and meaning would be willing to invest in a sound so fully occupied by the likes of Bettye LaVette and Tina Turner in the Ike years, too. But what Jones brings to the funkified table has legs of its own -- eight of them, to be exact -- and they belong to Binky Griptite, Bugaloo Velez, Homer Steinweiss, and Dave Guy -- her Dap-Kings.

Jones, like James Brown, was born in Augusta, Georgia; there she sang in her church choir, and from fellow parishioners picked up the kind of back-patting she needed to convince her to go mainstream. As a teenager, she moved with her family to Brooklyn, where she immersed herself in 1970s disco and funk with an eye toward cutting a record of her own. Instead, studios came calling and with them steady work -- by her twenties, Jones was turning in backup vocals for gospel, soul, disco, and blues artists, most of it uncredited. In the '80s, however, Jones' sound was deemed unfashionable, and instead of pushing ahead with her soul diva's dream she went back to church singing. She also took a job as a corrections officer at New York's Rikers Island.

It wouldn't be until 1996 that Desco Records would rediscover Jones' sweat-basted, lived-in talent. With that label's house band, the Soul Providers, Jones released several singles in the late '90s; their warmth and genuineness propelled the act across the Atlantic, and Jones picked up a moniker -- the queen of funk -- that stuck. Jones released her first full-length with the Dap-Kings, Dap Dippin' with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, after signing with Daptone Records in 2002. Years of touring behind it, as well as cutting singles with other artists (including Greyboy) ensued. In 2005, Jones re-teamed with the Dap-Kings for the winking groovefest that is Naturally, following it up two years later with 100 Days, 100 Nights. Jones also had a bit part in The Great Debaters as the singer Lila. A new studio effort, I Learned the Hard Way, appeared in 2010.

In 2013, Jones revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer -- initially in the bile ducts, and later stage two pancreatic cancer -- but she continued to perform as often as her therapy schedule would permit, sometimes appearing on-stage with a bald head after chemotherapy caused her hair to fall out. In late 2013, Jones was well enough to complete work on the next Dap-Kings album, and Give the People What they Want appeared in 2014. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple premiered a film about the vocalist, Miss Sharon Jones!, at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival; Jones was in attendance for the debut screening, and revealed that her cancer had returned but defiantly added, "I'm gonna keep fighting, we got a long way to go." Fittingly, the determined Jones and the Dap-Kings returned in October 2015 with a collection of Christmas and Hanukkah tunes titled It's a Holiday Soul Party. ~ Tammy La Gorce
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Selected Discography

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Track List: 100 Days, 100 Nights

Disc 1

1. 100 Days, 100 Nights

2. Nobody's Baby

3. Tell Me

4. Be Easy

5. When The Other Foot Drops, Uncle

6. Let Them Knock

7. Something's Changed

8. Humble Me

9. Keep On Looking

10. Answer Me

Disc 2
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Track List: Dap-Dappin' With...Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings

1. (Introduction)

2. Got A Thing On My Mind

3. What Have You Done For Me Lately?

4. The Dap Dip

5. Give Me A Chance

6. Cut That Line

7. Got To Be The Way It Is

8. Make It Good To Me

9. Ain't It Hard

10. Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut

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Track List: Dap-Dippin' With

1. Introduction

2. Got A Thing On My Mind

3. What Have You Done For Me Lately?

4. The Dap Dip

5. Give Me A Chance

6. Cut That Line

7. Got To Be The Way It Is

8. Make It Good To Me

9. Ain't It Hard

10. Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut

11. Casella Walk

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Track List: Give the People What They Want

1. Retreat!

2. Stranger to My Happiness

3. We Get Along

4. You'll Be Lonely

5. Now I See

6. Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again)

7. Get Up and Get Out

8. Long Time, Wrong Time

9. People Don't Get What They Deserve

10. Slow Down, Love

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Track List: Give the People What They Want (Deluxe Version)

1. Retreat!

2. Stranger to My Happiness

3. We Get Along

4. You'll Be Lonely

5. Now I See

6. Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again)

7. Get Up and Get Out

8. Long Time, Wrong Time

9. People Don't Get What They Deserve

10. Slow Down, Love

11. Give the People What They Want (feat. Binky Griptite) (Bonus Track)

12. Make Time, Take Time (feat. Cochemea Gastelum) (Bonus Track)

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Track List: I Learned the Hard Way

1. The Game Gets Old

2. I Learned the Hard Way

3. Better Things

4. Give It Back

5. Money

6. The Reason

7. Window Shopping

8. She Ain't a Child No More

9. I'll Still Be True

10. Without a Heart

11. If You Call

12. Mama Don't Like My Man

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Track List: Little Boys With Shiny Toys (Single)

1. Little Boys With Shiny Toys

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Track List: Naturally

1. How Do I Let A Good Man Down?

2. Natural Born Lover

3. Stranded In Your Love Feat. Lee Fields

4. My Man Is A Mean Man

5. You're Gonna Get It

6. How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?

7. This Land Is Your Land

8. Your Thing Is A Drag

9. Fish In The Dish

10. All Over Again

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Track List: Retreat (Single)

1. Retreat!

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Track List: Soul Time!

1. Genuine Pt. 1

2. Genuine Pt. 2

3. Longer And Stronger

4. He Said I Can

5. I'm Not Gonna Cry

6. When I Come Home

7. What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?

8. Settling In

9. Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects

10. New Shoes

11. Without A Trace

12. Inspiration Information

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Track List: Stranger To My Happiness (Single)

2. Stranger To My Happiness

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Track List: This Land Is Your Land (From The Motion Picture "Up In The Air") (Single)

1. This Land Is Your Land (From The Motion Picture "Up In The Air")

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Dynamic genuine soul of the timeless kind....Soli d talent.
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Miss Sharon Jones! Can't wait to see her amazing journey, I am a huge fan and have been for many years...God Bless you Miss Sharon!!... Keep fighting the good fight and keep bringing that soulful funk..you are truly amazing and are definitely one of God's Angels...I'm blessed to be blessed
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This chick can dance. Keeps her out of the rest home.
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PEACE FRENCHY

Funky music, classic SOUL, gospel - rock voice
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I love their brand of music. They took the Soul music torch & ran with it! They are what today's music is missing! LONG LIVE SHARON & THE DAPS KINGS! I WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM!
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glamslamr
I love Sharon and the Dap-Kings! This is what you call instant vintage! We need more music like this!!!!!!
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How can You not Immerse yourself into this Magnetic Soul Sound that we're blessed to hear?, Sharon,Make the Church say Amen!!!!!!.
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Ms. Jones and her Dap Kings ARE soul. They have a new holiday album. (Usually not my thing) "Holiday Soul Party"is exceptional! Every song has their signature funky soul groove. All are gorgeous and burst with the warmth of hearth and home. The last track, "God Rest Ye Merry Gents" is my favorite gift this year!
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SING SISTER SING.
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so_addikted
Luv her style
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So smooth perfect 4a Pimpin
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Love this sista
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Such a cool song!!
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I got a Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings t shirt for Christmas. Best gift in years :-)
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Ms. Jones and her Dap-Kings are the TRUTH!!!! Continue to be healed and share your amazing, ROCKIN gift with us!!!!
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I'm a new fan today!
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greenmeansgo 7 6
Ms. Jones just picked up a new fan today
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finance381
Love this woman!
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most music these days sucks, then there is Sharon Jones.
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Hot damn!!!!!!!! Top shelf
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Rythmman

You are blessed. Rhythm appreciated and passed. SWEET
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pago619
Just saw SJ@DKs last night at House of Bluesi n San Diego.This women is amazing!Bles s e d with so much talent and energy.Hard to believe she just went thru kemo.The Dapkings are the bomb as well. No group can compare to this sound.I was blessed to meet Sharon back stage. Shes an Angel! My cousin Cochemea is the baratone sax player. So proud cousin!!!Ple a s e come back to San Diego!
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check out Ruby Velle
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Dapalitious!
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A great sound that most of todays music is missing..... m y 16 year old son introduced to me her music the other day..... Dad I thought you would appreciate this is what he told me.
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Oh Mz. Jones.... your music speaks to me every time.
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I just love them....
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rosaytorres
She's got a whole lot of Soul
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GUMB says it hurts so bad
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I just found out about SJ & DK a year ago & I'm a big fan.
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Finally saw gurlfren last night w/ Antibalas in Brooklyn. If there was anyone there not feeling that groove they must've been dead.
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yes
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yes they are amazing in concert
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i LOVE how all of the album covers scream retro
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bellmt
Nice!!
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PICK IT UP ! LAY IT OUT! WOOOO you go sharon!!!! dancing all the way homeee
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blkgirldev
I will save all comments after i see Her tonight...So n (21) says that she is great.. the Sound will tell..
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charles.bran t n e r
shes great!!!!! naturally is the best album ever!!!!!!!
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baflores
love this song! hellz yah!
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sngglepunch
love it!
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burbtum
did sharon write "she ain't a child no more"? is it her story? she is the bomb!
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giasoto03
I love her!! I saw her in concert and she knows how to put on an act!!!
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burbtum
if you danced to total sharon, your body would become liquid!!
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Sharon and the Dap Kings are awesome, they are great in concert and she is really nice. Their sound is the bomb!
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Heavy......v e r y heavy Funk! I like it alot!
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ckjackson200 3
Feelin' this big time!
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HOT!
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i'M HATING THE FACT THAT i'M JUST GETTING HIP TO HER AND THEM. SOOOO AWESOME IN THIS WACK ERA OF MUSIC. I APPRECIATE WHAT SHE HAS TO OFFER
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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' version of "This Land is Your Land" is featured in the movie "Up in the Air".
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Been listening for a few years, but I know when she did the Phish show on Halloween 09 when they covered Exile on Main Street for their "cover album" with her on vocals, twitter and facebook status were blowing up with her name and "who is she?" It was awesome.
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