The world lost a great singer and spirit a couple of weeks ago when Sharon Jones lost her battle to pancreatic cancer. A lot of archival performances of hers have been popping up on YouTube and eTree. This one was just shared yesterday by KEXP on YouTube.
KEXP is a radio station out of Seattle that shares lots of great studio performances from today’s hottest rock and indie bands. The station moved to a new building earlier this year and invited Sharon and the Dap Kings to perform at the grand opening. Trading in the smokey, dimly lit club for a day-time affair, you can study and see Sharon Jones in her element. Her showmanship and energy she brings to the stage reminds me of a B.B. King in his prime.
Sharon and the Dap Kings play a short, but packed 30 minute set. They kick off with one of my favorite tunes, “100 Days, 100 Nights.”
Thanks again to KEXP for sharing the performance!
100 Days, 100 Nights
People Don’t Get What They Deserve
Slow Down, Love
Natural Born Lover
Every Beat Of My Heart
Road Of Broken Hearted Men
Stranger To My Happiness