Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Sharon Jones, May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016

As the six of you who listen to the show already know, I absolutely loved Miss Sharon Jones. Her story, her presence, and most importantly her music have touched me deeply and I will never stop missing her and lamenting what could still have come from her and her red hot band. However, as a close friend has reminded me "just because she is physically gone doesn't mean that we don't get to continue to love and enjoy what she did while she was here." Namely, her music will always be with us thus she will always be with us as well. This is the last I'm gonna write about her but I am going to keep her music alive on my radio show for as long as I have one. R.I.P. Sharon Jones. You are missed.

Here she is with the Dap-Kings in 2007 at Amoeba Records. This is how I like to remember her...all the power, funk, and life. Enjoy!