Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Brian Griset, Senior Funk Correspondent
Sharon Jones: Queen of Funk
Anyone who has experienced Sharon Jones live will understand why she has been dubbed the Queen of Funk.
After a rousing and unlikely opening set of festive Balkan music by Ivan Milev, a Bulgarian accordion master, Sharon Jones took the stage.
Of course, living in the digital age, some cuts from this show are already on The YouTube including some of the highlights like
While it is easy to hear the influences of James Brown, Otis Redding and Ike & Tina Turner,
Sharon moved to
No matter if you are a jazz purist or a classic rock and roller, I guarantee that the next time Sharon Jones comes around, you will be entertained. Go out and get some of her music so you can enjoy the force of nature in your own living room and when she lands in your city- Go see her!