Sharon Jones has died

sharon-jonesIt is with deep regret that we have to note that another great musician has left us.  Sharon Jones, backed by The Dap Kings, was one of the major artists of Dap-Tone Records producing a series of albums which delivered on a promise to make deeply moving and authentically soulful music in the 21st century.  An incredibly powerful singer on record, and a performer who never gave less than all she had even during her treatment  for cancer over the last several years.  It’s hard to believe that we’ll ever hear again someone who packed such a combination of gospel soul and vibrant rhythm and blues sensibilities.

Let’s remember her at her best – delivering a song at hurricane force, blowing her audience away.  She was a force of nature, and a very special musician.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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