Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings continue their whirlwind promotional tour in support of their new album Give The People What They Want. Last night, they performed one song on Conan and another as a web exclusive. Watch both below...
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "Retreat!" on Conan 1.16.2014:
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "You'll Be Lonely" on Conan 1.16.2014:
"Retreat!" is the lead single off the album, and Sharon Jones explained to NPR that it's been an anthem for her in her fight against pancreatic cancer as she feels like she's basically telling the disease to retreat. This version is particularly lively, as she and the band really dig in and stand their ground.
"You'll Be Lonely" is a bluesy R&B tune with a super funky bass line and some latin influences in the percussion and horns. Sharon Jones is especially animated here, dancing around and singing her heart out. You can hear shades of Aretha Franklin, and perhaps Sharon Jones deserves more attention as New York City's long standing "Queen of Soul."
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