Friday, November 18, 2016

Sharon Jones Passed Away!

In the late thread, we'll pay tribute to soul singer Sharon Jones. We just learned she died of pancreatic cancer. Jones was the leader of the soul group The Dap Kings.

The band announced the tragic news tonight.
Sharon Jones passed away. She was the lead singer of The Dap-Kings.
Jones was born in North Augusta, South Carolina and was the youngest of six children. Her parent gave her motivation. As she was a regular at the church, Sharon would enter talent shows and try out for bands as a background vocalist. While she was dreaming of being a singer, she spent days watching the interns at Rikers Island and being an armored car guard for money loads.

Sharon would get her break in the 1990s. In 1996, she would got a chance to break into the music scene with her 2002 debut Dap Dipping with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

She was nominated for a Grammy in 2014. Sharon and her group's last album Give the People What They Want was a critically acclaimed album.

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