Praise for Soul of a Woman:
"An unexpected final gift." – Paste
"Grandly uplifting, horn-driven soul." – NPR
"Ms. Jones summoned all her expressive power for this album, with all the strength, longing, hurt and improvisational command that were still hers." – The New York Times
"Sharon Jones recorded Soul of a Woman with the extraordinarily able and reliable Dap-Kings while battling the cancer which took her life a year ago — but her energy and vocal prowess are undiminished here." –Associated Press
"Soul of a Woman is an album that presents the full range of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings — a band that ushered in a soulful revolution and changed the face of contemporary R&B. " - SF Weekly
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' final studio album Soul of a Woman is out today onDaptone Records. A lush, orchestral masterpiece, the dynamic album was recorded before Sharon's passing last November (a year ago almost to the day) and captures the riveting performer’s incredible vocal capabilities and a band at the peak of their power.
Named "Album of the Month" with a 9/10 rating by UNCUT and called "a tremendous valedictory lap" by MOJO (****), Soul of a Woman is the band's endeavor to create a record that stretches the limits of their soulful sound in all directions, giving us both their rawest and most sophisticated recordings to date — the final album by one of the most influential soul voices of the 21st century.
In celebration of the life and spirit of Sharon Jones, the Dap-Kings will perform a special tribute to their beloved leader on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening, November 17th, at 11:35 pm est/8:35 pm pst.
Watch "A Tribute to Sharon Jones" by the Dap-Kings on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Evening at 11:35 pm est/8:35 pm pst
Soul of a Woman features eleven songs recorded with her long-time co-conspirators, the Dap-Kings, which reveal that the emotion, dynamics, and drama of Jones' voice remained at full power until her final days. The album is a true testament to the life and career of Daptone's fearless leader and one of the world's greatest performers.
Soul of a Woman Tracklist:
1. Matter of Time
2. Sail On!
3. Just Give Me Your Time
4. Come and Be a Winner
6. Pass Me By
7. Searching for a New Day
8. These Tears (No Longer for You)
9. When I Saw Your Face
10. Girl! (You Got to Forgive Him)
11. Call on God
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Praise for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings:
"Starting at age 40, [Sharon Jones] began to realize the dream of every kid who ever saw a mic and thought 'One day...' She went on to forge a 20-year career of incomparable performances and influential recordings that'd be the envy of any artist out there. And in those final, difficult years, her dedication to her band and fans, her ineffable presence on stage, reminded me that there is still a beauty and grace in this world that even the specter of death cannot diminish." - NPR
"In venues filled with people half her age, [Sharon] Jones was the most dynamic person in the room, bolting onstage and commanding the crowd... respecting the soul and funk elders that defined the genres while displaying seemingly boundless vitality. Jones' power was the ability to straddle the line between thankful humility, born out of late-in-life success, and boastful performer." - Rolling Stone