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"I Feel Like I'm Going to Be Able to Do Everything": An Interview with Sharon Jones
21 Jan 2014 // 8:14 PM
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.
The 70 Best Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
Retelling the History of Black Music: Adventures in Retro-ism
6 Mar 2008 // 3:00 PM
Rightly or wrongly, black audiences have always tended to chase musical innovation, not musical reverence.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: I Learned the Hard Way
5 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights
30 Sep 2007 // 5:00 PM
Jones' powerful voice and the Dap-Kings' soul expertise are a natural fit for each other.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Better Things" (Live on Fallon) (video)
28 Apr 2010 // 11:31 PM
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
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - "She Ain't a Child No More" (Live on Colbert) (video)
28 Apr 2010 // 5:05 AM
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
Sharon Jones' guide to becoming America's best live act
16 Jun 2010 // 3:29 AM
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.