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Concerts

Sharon Jones performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

May 31, 2011 Jones' energy, control and on-stage confidence are liable to blow away anyone who surrounds her.

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

August 1, 2010 One of the most self-assured stage performers in the business, Jones performs live in Newport, R.I.

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Sharon Jones live

March 17, 2010 The soul sensation appeared on NPR Music's showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas, on March 17.

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May 28, 2009 Musicians like Bon Iver, David Byrne and Feist help fight AIDS in a historic benefit concert.

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December 14, 2007 Hear the funky throwback perform a concert from WXPN and the Fillmore at the TLA in Philadelphia.

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Studio Sessions

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March 15, 2010 View a behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the band recording its new album, I Learned the Hard Way.

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March 10, 2008 Hear the funky throwback in a performance and interview from WXPN.

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February 12, 2008 Part gospel soul-stirrer, part James Brown disciple, Jones performs a high-energy session on KEXP.

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January 10, 2008 Hear the "queen of funk" and her back-up band in an interview and performance from WFUV.

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Interviews & Profiles

Sharon Jones' new album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want, comes out Jan. 14.

January 12, 2014 When the R&B bandleader fell ill last year, she didn't just stop singing. She stopped listening.

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May 7, 2010 Jones and bassist Gabriel Roth discuss the Brooklyn band's style and songwriting methods.

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September 2, 2008 Soul may be a full-fledged style of music or just a flavor, but it's always going to be in the mix.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

November 28, 2007 Jones and bandleader Gabriel Roth talk about their soulful sound and inimitable live show.

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October 25, 2007 Sharon Jones latest CD is "100 Days, 100 Nights."

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Discover Songs

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June 29, 2010 See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.

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March 28, 2010 Hear I Learned the Hard Way in its entirety here until its release on April 6.

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March 1, 2010 We celebrate Chopin's 200th with an impromptu, plus music from Owen Pallett, Pantha du Prince, more.

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October 24, 2007 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings ratchet up the soulful intensity on "100 Days, 100 Nights."

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October 12, 2007 Host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated CDs coming out before the end of the year,...

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Reviews

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October 24, 2007 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings ratchet up the soulful intensity on "100 Days, 100 Nights."

October 9, 2007 New records from Band of Horses, Kid Rock, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Deana Carter.

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More Stories

Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones' new album with The Dap-Kings, comes out Jan. 14.

January 5, 2014 Less than a year after a terrifying cancer diagnosis, the soul star stages a triumphant return.

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May 7, 2013 Sharon Jones, whose new album comes out August 6, pours her heart out on a new song, "Retreat."

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100 Days, 100 Nights

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  • Album: 100 Days, 100 Nights
  • Artist: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  • Label: Daptone
  • Released: 2007
 

Roll with You

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  • Released: 2008
 

I Learned the Hard Way

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  • Released: 2010
 

Cease to Begin

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  • Artist: Band of Horses
 

Give the People What They Want

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Dark Was the Night [4AD]

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  • Album: Dark Was the Night [4AD]
  • Artist: Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
  • Label: 4AD
  • Released: 2009