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Tuesday, January 21 2014

"I Feel Like I'm Going to Be Able to Do Everything": An Interview with Sharon Jones

Following some high-profile collaborations and soundtrack features, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings suffered through two deaths and a devastating cancer diagnosis. Jones talks about surviving such hardships and now, her most anticipated album to date.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 2010

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.


Wednesday, December 12 2007

The Best R&B 2007

On this year's "Best R&B Albums" list, you will find albums that merit attention for the unique artistry each possesses, not because they sold half a million out of the gate.


Columns

Thursday, March 6 2008

Retelling the History of Black Music: Adventures in Retro-ism

Rightly or wrongly, black audiences have always tended to chase musical innovation, not musical reverence.


Reviews

Monday, April 5 2010

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: I Learned the Hard Way

Those tough lessons have settled deep in Jones' voice; the hard rasp is sanded down some, the emotions subtler than on the previous record -- but perhaps more volatile in their restraint.


Sunday, September 30 2007

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights

Jones' powerful voice and the Dap-Kings' soul expertise are a natural fit for each other.


Blogs

Wednesday, April 28 2010

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Better Things" (Live on Fallon) (video)

And the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings TV appearances continue to pile up with a Fallon spot closely following behind one on Colbert. Plus, I seen


Wednesday, April 28 2010

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - "She Ain't a Child No More" (Live on Colbert) (video)

Yes, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are ubiquitous on TV chat shows these days and in the concert halls of the US as well. It sure


Monday, August 10 2009

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "100 Days, 100 Nights" (Live on Craig Ferguson)

Neo-retro-soul diva Sharon Jones appeared with her Dap-Kings on Craig Ferguson's show last Friday night to play the title track from her 2007 album. As always,


News

Wednesday, June 16 2010

Sharon Jones' guide to becoming America's best live act

Catching up with Jones by phone two weeks after the Apollo, she offered insight into the elements that have turned her and the Dap-Kings into the best American live band of the moment.


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