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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

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By the audio of them, you’ll have thought Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings began making funk-threaded spirit music collectively in the 1960s. Few devotedly vintage acts had been as convincing. Few performers as competent as Sharon Jones at stuffing records with ache and meaning will be willing to choose sound so completely occupied by famous brands Bettye LaVette and Tina Turner within the Ike years, as well. But what Jones taken to the funkified desk had hip and legs of its — eight of these, to be precise — plus they belonged to Binky Griptite, Bugaloo Velez, Homer Steinweiss, and Dave Man — her Dap-Kings. Jones, like Wayne Brown, was created in Augusta, Georgia; there she sang in her chapel choir, and from fellow parishioners found the type of back-patting she had a need to convince her to visit mainstream. As an adolescent, she shifted with her family members to Brooklyn, where she immersed herself in 1970s disco and funk with a watch toward cutting an archive of her personal. Instead, studios arrived calling along with them stable function — by her twenties, Jones was submiting back-up vocals for gospel, spirit, disco, and blues performers, the majority of it uncredited. Within the ’80s, nevertheless, Jones’ audio was considered unfashionable, and rather than pushing forward with her spirit diva’s fantasy she returned to church performing. She also got a job like a corrections official at New York’s Rikers Isle. It wouldn’t become until 1996 that Desco Information would rediscover Jones’ sweat-basted, lived-in skill. With this label’s house music group, the Soul Companies, Jones released many singles in the past due ’90s; their friendliness and genuineness propelled the action over the Atlantic, and Jones found a moniker — the queen of funk — that trapped. Jones released her 1st full-length using the Dap-Kings, Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, after putting your signature on with Daptone Information in 2002. Many years of touring behind it, in addition to reducing singles with various other performers (including Greyboy) ensued. In 2005, Jones re-teamed using the Dap-Kings for the winking groovefest that’s Naturally, chasing it up two years afterwards with 100 Times, 100 Evenings. Jones also acquired a bit component in THE FANTASTIC Debaters because the vocalist Lila. A fresh studio work, I Discovered the Hard Method, appeared this year 2010. In 2013, Jones uncovered that she have been diagnosed with cancer tumor — initially within the bile ducts, and afterwards stage two pancreatic cancers — but she continuing to perform normally as her therapy plan would permit, occasionally appearing on-stage having a bald mind after chemotherapy triggered her locks to fallout. In past due 2013, Jones was sufficiently to complete focus on another Dap-Kings album, and present individuals What THEY NEED made an appearance in 2014. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple premiered a film regarding the vocalist, Miss Sharon Jones!, in the 2015 Toronto International Film Event; Jones is at attendance for the debut testing, and exposed that her tumor had came back but defiantly added, “I’m gonna maintain fighting, we got quite a distance to visit.” Fittingly, the established Jones as well as the Dap-Kings came back in Oct 2015 having a collection of Xmas and Hanukkah music titled It’s any occasion Soul Party. Because the film Miss Sharon Jones! was poised to get into theatrical launch, in August 2016 Daptone Information released a genuine soundtrack recording. The Miss Sharon Jones! recording featured an array of Jones’ most remarkable performances plus a fresh monitor, the autobiographical “I’m Still Right here.” Sadly, nevertheless, she would reduce her valiant struggle with tumor, which got her existence, at age group 60, in November of this year.

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Full Name Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Died November 18, 2016, Cooperstown, New York, United States
Parents Ella Mae Price Jones, Charlie Jones
Awards Critics' Choice Documentary Award Best Song in a Documentary
Music Songs Stranger to My Happiness, 100 Days, 100 Nights, This Land Is Your Land, Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects, Let Them Knock, Big Bulbs, How Do I Let a Good Man Down?, 8 Days of Hannukah, People Don't Get What They Deserve, If You Call, I'm Still Here, I'll Still Be True, Just Another Christmas Song, Slow Down, Love, Got A Thing On My Mind, Funky Little Drummer Boy, Longer & Stronger, I Learned the Hard Way, Nobody's Baby, How Long Do I Have To Wait, How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?, What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?, Mama Don't Like My Man, Inspiration Information, Keep On Looking, God Rest Ye Merry Gents, The Game Gets Old, Get Up and Get Out, Better Things, Genuine Pt. 1, Something's Changed, Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut
Albums Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), It's a Holiday Soul Party, Give the People What They Want, 100 Days, 100 Nights, Naturally, Dap Dippin' with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Soul Time!
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Album
Movies Miss Sharon Jones!, The Great Debaters, Queen City


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ava 2017/II performer: "She Ain't a Child No More"
Collateral Beauty 2016 performer: "World of Love"
Luke Cage 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Conan 2010-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Miss Sharon Jones! 2015 Documentary performer: "100 Days,100 Nights", "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects", "Calamity", "Get Up and Get Out", "Genuine Pt. 1 & 2", "Humble Me", "I Learned the Hard Way", "If You Call", "Long Time, Wrong Time", "Longer & Stronger", "Mama Don't Like My Man", "I'm Not Gonna Cry", "Now I See", "Keep On Looking", "New Shoes", "Retreat", "Slow Down Love", "Tell Me", "The Stroll", "When I Come Home", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "I'm Still Here" / writer: "Longer & Stronger", "Tell Me",
Amy 2015/III Documentary performer: "You Know I'm No Good"
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
We Are Many 2014 Documentary performer: "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND"
Independent Lens 2013 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 performer: "Goldfinger"
The Originals 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lucky Them 2013 performer: "Make It Good To Me"
Stand Up Guys 2012 performer: "Give It Back"
How to Survive a Plague 2012 Documentary performer: "Answer Me"
Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya 2011 performer: "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
For Colored Girls 2010 performer: "Longer & Stronger"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Private Practice 2007-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Our Family Wedding 2010 performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights", "Natural Born Lover", "Make It Good to Me", "Give It Back", "Tell Me", "Got A Thing On My Mind"
How to Make It in America 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hung 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Up in the Air 2009/I performer: "This Land Is Your Land" 1940 - as Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Little New York 2009 performer: "You're Gonna Get It" - as The Dap Kings
Cold Case 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Diverso da chi? 2009 performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights", "You're Gonna Get It", "How Do I Let A Good Man Down?"
Soul Men 2008 performer: "Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In"
Baby Mama 2008 performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights"
Fireflies in the Garden 2008 performer: "Be Easy"
Men in Trees 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Damages 2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
YPF 2007 "Make It Good To Me"
Good Luck Chuck 2007 performer: "You're Gonna Get It"
Entourage 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Cake Eaters 2007 performer: "Make It Good to Me"
Waitress 2007 performer: "YOU'RE GONNA GET IT"
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2006 performer: "Make it good to me"
November 2004/I performer: "Make It Good to Me"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luke Cage 2016 TV Series Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Conan 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests / Themselves - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
C 2014 TV Series Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guests
Re:Generation 2011 Documentary as The Dap-Kings
The Hour 2011 TV Series Themselves - Performers
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2010 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Original Song Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
2017 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Song Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album · Sharon Jones


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