Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings on Jimmy Fallon 1.10.2014 [YouTube Videos]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published January 11, 2014

Last night, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform a couple songs from her latest album Give the People What They Want.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "Stranger To My Happiness" on Jimmy Fallon:
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "Retreat" on Jimmy Fallon:

After undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer, Sharon Jones is back to performing and making great music. "Stranger To My Happiness" is a '50s style R&B groove that has Jones doing some amazing vocal work in this high energy performance. "Retreat" sounds a bit like Diana Ross and the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," but make no mistake; this is a fresh and powerful tune that's no imitation of old school R&B. The Dap-Kings aren't a Motown cover band, they are a group unto themselves. Layers of instrumentation from the guitars and horns to drums and percussion to the backing vocals give the song a full and playful sound that take the R&B sound to the next level while staying true to its roots.

Many performers in Sharon Jones' position would have chosen to wear a wig on their bald head after the intense cancer radiation treatment, but Jones has chosen to keep it natural. Here at Zumic, we commend her for her courage.

For the latest Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.


Source: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon YouTube Channel

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