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Sharon Jones

Message  Marvin Straight le Lun 8 Oct - 21:09

Born Sheron Lafaye Jones, on May 4, 1956 in Augusta, Georgia, she moved to New York at an early age and lives there now, recording for independent Brooklyn based recording label Daptone Records. As a child, she and her brothers would often imitate the singing and dancing of James Brown, who was also from Augusta Georgia. A regular gospel singer in church, Jones often entered talent shows backed by local funk bands in the early nineteen seventies. Session work then continued with backing singing, often credited to Lafaye Jones, but in the absence of any recording contract as a solo singer, she spent many years working as a corrections officer at Sing-Sing and armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank, until receiving a mid-life career break in 1996 after she appeared on a session backing soul and deep funk legend, Lee Fields.

The session was organised by Philip Lehman and Gabriel Roth, co-owners of the now defunct French record label Pure Records. Jones was the only one of three singers who were called into the session to show. Having completed all the backing parts herself, Roth and Lehman were suitably impressed with her performance and recorded a solo track with Jones entitled Switchblade. This track, along with another entitled The Landord were included on an album by the Soul Providers called Soul Tequila. Various members of the Soul Providers would later go on to form the Dap-Kings, Jones current backing band.

When Lehman and Roth relocated to Brooklyn, New York City, a new label was set up called Desco Records, now also defunct. The Soul Tequila album was re-released as Gimme The Paw which omitted The Landlord but kept Switchblade. Jones however recorded and released three 45 singles for the Desco label, Damn It's Hot (part 1) backed by (part 2), Bump N Touch (part 1) backed by Hook and Sling Meets the Funky Superfly (a medley cover of Eddie Bo and Bobby Williams tracks), You Better Think Twice backed by I Got the Feeling (a James Brown cover). The 45s gained some notice amongst 45 soul and funk collectors, particularly because in the early days of Desco Records some collectors may have believed the 45s to be originals from the early seventies as they were never dated. These 45s were also released on a compilation CD, the Desco Funk 45' Collection, alongside various other artists in the Desco stable. The Desco label itself had now established a firm reputation amongst enthusiasts. Desco continued to release 45 singles and also released LPs by Lee Fields, Sugarman 3, The Daktaris and The Mighty Imperials as well as a further compilation of funk 45s. The Mighty Imperials album proved to be the last release on the Desco label and due to a difference of opinions label owners Lehman and Roth parted ways in 2000. Lehman started another independent, Soul Fire Records, now also defunct whilst Gabriel Roth went on to start Daptone Records with saxophonist Neal Sugarman of Sugarman 3.

Launched on the back of the popularity of Desco Records, Daptone Record's first release would be a full length Sharon Jones album. A new band, the Dap-Kings was formed from the ashes of the Soul Providers and the Mighty Imperials. Some of the musicians went on to record for Philip Lehman's Soul Fire label, some formed the afro-beat band the Budos Band. From the original Soul Providers, Roth AKA Bosco Mann on bass, guitarist and emcee Binky Griptite, percussionist Fernando Velez, trumpet player Anda Szilagyi and organist Earl Maxton were joined by original Mighty Imperials, saxophonist Leon Michels and drummer Homer Steinweiss plus Neal Sugarman from Sugarman 3.

In 2002 and together as Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings they released an album Dap Dippin' with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings for which they received immediate attention and acclaim from enthusiasts, DJs and collectors. With two more albums under their belt, Naturally (2005) and 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) they are seen by many as the spearhead of a revivalist soul and funk movement. They are particularly well respected amongst their fans and contemporaries for successfully capturing the essence of soul as it was at its height in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Amongst her influences are James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike & Tina Turner and Marva Whitney.

An official Daptone Records circular email from 9th August 2007, stated that she has a small part in the forthcoming film The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker. The email also stated that she plays a juke joint singer named "Lila" and has both a speaking part and is featured singing the Lucille Bogan classic "That's What My Baby Likes". Sharon also recorded additional classics which will be included on the official soundtrack for the film.

Dicographie:
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Daptone
 2002 Dap dippin'
 2005 Naturally
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Re: Sharon Jones

Message  Marvin Straight le Lun 8 Oct - 21:14

Elle est nu soul parceque sa carrière débute vraiment à l'époque nu soul.
Mais comme Nicole Willis elle est quand même issus/connu la période de l'époque.
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Message  Silver le Ven 12 Oct - 22:31

Marvin Straight a écrit:Elle est nu soul parceque sa carrière débute vraiment à l'époque nu soul.
Mais comme Nicole Willis elle est quand même issus/connu la période de l'époque.


oui mais le style de sa musique tout comme celui de N.Willis,reste quand même de la soul très "vintage",à l'ancienne,l'énergie,la ryhtmique ect...
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Re: Sharon Jones

Message  Marvin Straight le Ven 12 Oct - 23:42

Ce quz j'essayais de dire c'est que au contraire de Amy Winhouse ces 2 artistes ont connu cette periode voir fréquenter ces artistes.
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