Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings was just one of things that you had to see live. Their shows were and incredible mix of Soul, Funk and R&B that forced you out of your seat. We still are having trouble processing the fact that Miss Sharon Jones! has lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. Obviously the future plans of the Dap Kings are in limbo but that’s secondary. We send out our warmest wishes to both the Dap Kings and the family of those around her. We hope the Dap Kings keep playing. However, even if they don’t they leave an incredible legacy behind them. Go find videos of them live and make sure to include their great music in your collection.
From Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings website:
While other artists have ridden the waves of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have bypassed the hype-and-hit superhighway and taken a detour straight to the hearts of their listeners, delivering a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-expanding fan base. The band has traveled the world for more than a decade, blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. The prolific survivor that she is, Sharon Jones has returned to the stage from a 2013 cancer diagnosis and bounced back with a 2014 Grammy nomination for her album, Give the People What They Want, and a new album of holiday classics, It’s A Holiday Soul Party!
If you want a great look into this tremendous talent, The film Miss Sharon Jones! is available on iTunes.
Announcement about the death of Sharon Jones:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations: