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AVclub.com: Sharon Jones really likes Phish, thank you very much (Interview)


In the world of soul and blues music, age isn’t—or at least doesn’t have to be—a liability. It’s the grizzled old blues men who earn the most respect, while young up-and-comers have to earn their respect. In other words, it’s the opposite of pop music, and the phenomenon may help explain the late bloom of soul singer Sharon Jones. Although she’s performed gospel and soul since the ’60s, the 53-year-old singer has only risen to prominence the past decade. She owes that to a succession of well-received albums with her band, The Dap-Kings, for Brooklyn indie label Daptone Records. The last one, 2007’s 100 Days, 100 Nights, was her highest-profile album yet, and the attention opened up some doors—from collaborations with the likes of David Byrne and Phish to a cameo in the Denzel Washington film The Great Debaters. It bodes well for Jones’ next album, which she and the band are working on now. The New York-based Jones spoke with The A.V. Club about Denzel, jamming with Phish, and why it took so long for her to become known. Read more

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