musicology #433

Butterfly Mind #3

(Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Nobody’s Baby)

What can I say about Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings? not sure so I’m just going to let the cut speak.


2 thoughts on “musicology #433

  1. well I know what I’m gonna say…what a FANTASTIC VOICE…….never heard of her before
    but from the first vocal note knew this was my kinda music!!


  2. For those like me not up to speed on the soul/funk revivalist movement, here’s what Wikipedia says about one fine Soul Sister.

    Sharon Jones (born May 4, 1956) is a soul/funk singer and lead singer of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, who are widely considered to be at the forefront of a revivalist movement that aims to recapture the feeling of soul and funk music as it was at its height in the late 1960s to mid 1970s. Despite trying to forge a career as a professional singer since an early age, it has only been in her middle age that Jones has experienced breakthrough success.

    Born Sheron Lafaye Jones in Augusta, Georgia, she moved to New York at an early age and lives there now. As a child, she and her brothers would often imitate the singing and dancing of James Brown, who was also from Augusta. A regular gospel singer in church, Jones often entered talent shows backed by local funk bands in the early 1970s. Session work then continued with backing singing, often credited to Lafaye Jones, but in the absence of any recording contract as a solo singer, she spent many years working as a correction officer (warden?) at Rikers Island and as an armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank, until receiving a mid-life career break in 1996 after she appeared on a session backing soul and deep funk legend Lee Fields.

    Among her influences are James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike & Tina Turner and Marva Whitney.

    acknowledgements Wikipedia.


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