This past spring, Daptone Records had just announced a planned August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' Give the People What They Want when Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer. The scheduled release and supporting tours were immediately put on hold and all efforts were quickly shifted to Jones's treatment and recovery.
According to Jones's label, Daptone Records, Jones had a successful operation and has received ongoing treatment as well as the "continued support and love of friends, family, and fans."
And now, Sharon Jones who gave an unforgettable performance at Rock the Garden 2010 is back.
Her much-anticipated album, Give the People What They Want, is scheduled for release on Jan. 14, 2014.
The first single off the new album is "Retreat!", which you may have heard on The Current several months ago. The song features the soulful hallmarks that define the band's sound. Today's news brings an animated production directed by Lizzi Akana. Watch it here:
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will return to the stage on Feb. 6, at the Beacon Theater in New York City.
"The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon's recovery," says the band's bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann. "Without a doubt, this album is the greatest thing we've ever recorded and I've been anxious for the world to hear it. Everything will culminate in February at the Beacon. That moment when Sharon walks out to join us on stage again is going to be insane."
- Rock the Garden 2010 A recap from Rock the Garden 2010 featuring audio and more!
- The best of the in-studios: Sharon Jones, Snow Patrol and the Jayhawks To celebrate Public Radio Music Month, we're having a daily vote for the best in-studio tracks from The Current's performance archive. We've gone through and picked some of the most beloved performances by the staff and by our audience. We'll play the winner during the Live Current track of the day the following day.
- Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform in the Current studios New York's Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been kicking out impeccable, James Brown-esque throwback funk and soul for nearly a decade.
- Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform in studio Having been born in Augusta, Georgia, the same town as the legendary James Brown, it should be no suprise that she's known to many as the "Queen of Funk." Sharon Jones brought the Daptones Record house band, the Dap Kings, into the Current studios to perform two songs.
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