Soul Revival icon Sharon Jones passed away on November 18, 2016 a report from The New York Times confirmed. Known for her collaboration with The Dap Kings of Brooklyn, New York their first album was released in 2002 titled Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings on Daptone Records. The unit released a total of 7 records together titled Naturally (2005) 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007); I Learned The Hard Way (2010); Soul Time! (2011); Give The People What They Want (2014); It’s A Holiday Soul Party (2015) and an eighth, a soundtrack for documentary; Miss Sharon Jones! Soundtrack (Compilation, 2016).
Ms Jones died from pancreatic cancer. She was first diagnosed with the illness in 2013 and underwent surgery and chemotherapy, and returned to performing in 2014.
Ms Jones was a power house singer with amazing stage presence, unique sound and the leader in the soul revival genre of vocalists.
NME reported that Ms Jones suffered a stroke while watching the results of the presidential elections. Her collaborator Gabriel Roth stated about the artist: “I mean, she was the strongest person any of us had ever known, and she just kept singing. She didn’t want to stop singing.”
Ms Jones passed surrounded by loved ones and members of The Dap-Kings in Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York.