Coffee Break: Late career success

Sonny Knight and the Lakers
Sonny Knight and the Lakers performing live in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)

This past weekend, Secret Stash Records announced the death of soul singer Sonny Knight.

As Luke Taylor writes in a post about Knight's life, "Sonny Knight had enjoyed an earlier recording career in the 1960s and '70s, recording singles as Little Sonny Knight and then as a member of funk group Haze. Knight served in the United States Army, and he later worked as an over-the-road truck driver before revitalizing his music career in 2014...when he and the Lakers released the acclaimed album I'm Still Here, and followed that up with 2016's Sooner or Later.

So for today's Coffee Break, what late bloomers or people that had a later-in-life revival do you want to hear?

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Songs played

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - How Do I Let A Good Man Down?
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind
John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
Charles Bradley - Heartaches and Pain
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Tom Jones - Kiss
Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
Sonny Knight and The Lakers - Sooner Or Later

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