Released by the Brooklyn label Daptone Records and backed by the label's house band, the Dap-Kings, veteran R&B singer Sharon Jones' music referenced the glory days of Stax and Atlantic Records and was rife with the organic grooves of Muscle Shoals. Jones didn't begin recording until roughly middle age, and her life experience rang true in her deep, gritty vocals. Through their work with Jones, the Dap-Kings developed a reputation in their own right as one of the finest instrumental backing bands around. Jones released her first full-length with the Dap-Kings, Dap Dippin' with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, after signing with Daptone in 2002. Jones valiantly fought pancreatic cancer following a diagnosis in 2013, but died from the disease in November 2016 at age 60. ~ TiVo Staff
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