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Tagged With: Sharon Jones

Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

On the air Friday night on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle. Photo by Eve Cooke. Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. … Continue reading »

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Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. My favorite have soulful vocalists or lyrics. I play every show as if it … Continue reading »

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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings: New and Classic Soul from Brooklyn

Sharon Jones is one of the great soul performers of our time. Backed by fellow Brooklynites The Dap Kings, Sharon is a vocal force of nature and one of the most impressive dancers you’ll ever see. The band’s new record Give The People What They Want is just out. It’s maybe their best album to date. Check … Continue reading »

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Essential Soul Band – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones was born in 1956 in James Brown’s hometown of Augusta, Georgia. Her first performances as a child singer were in her local church, where she was trained in gospel. At home in her room growing up, she would imitate vocalists Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin and dancers like James Brown and the cast … Continue reading »

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