Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' final studio album, Soul of a Woman is
a lush, orchestral masterpiece. A true testament to the life and career
of Daptone's fearless leader and one of the world's greatest
performers. In the year prior to her death from pancreatic cancer in
2016, Sharon Jones toured and performed tirelessly, and was also the
subject of Miss Sharon Jones!, an acclaimed documentary by Oscar-Winning
director Barbara Kopple. Yet somehow, the beloved and heroic soul
singer found time to complete a studio album. Soul of a Woman features
eleven songs which reveal that the emotion, dynamics, and drama of
Jones' voice remained at full power until her final days.
on Soul Of A Woman exemplify two distinct sides of the band s sound.
Side One showcases the grittier, bluesier material like Matter Of Time
and Sail On giving Sharon the room to flex her vocal prowess, creating a
liveness that few studio albums posses. Side Two takes on a more
sophisticated orchestral mood. Tracks like When I Saw Your Face and
These Tears (No Longer For You), capture a soft vulnerability in
Sharon's vocals that draws you deep inside, and yet they remain nuanced
with the signature toughness that never allow you to forget she's
steering the ship. The finished product is an album that captures a band
and a singer at their peak. Includes download card.
You can pre-order it now from Amazon.