Praise for Soul of a Woman:
"The mere existence of Soul of a Woman, to say nothing of its excellence, is a testament to the fortitude of all involved... Throughout their career, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings gave listeners something to feel with every recording and every performance. That's still true here, at the very end." -NPR
"Jones may not have caught a break in her career until later in her life. But Soul of a Woman, like her previous records, shows just how much greatness can be achieved in a short amount of time." - TIME
"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
On November 17th, Soul of A Woman became available across all platforms via Daptone Records. The final studio album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings has received year-end accolades from outlets such as Rolling Stone (50 Best Albums of 2017), NPR ("Call On God": Best Songs of 2017), and Paste (The Best Albums of The Year 2017). Recorded before Sharon's passing last November, Soul of a Woman captures the legendary performer's mesmerizing energy and a band at the peak of their power.
The celebration of the Soul of a Woman release continues with a new video for"Searching For A New Day." The video takes place in a bar where clips of Sharon performing live play in the background as onlookers mingle, and a storyline unfolds as Sharon's legacy inspires a new generation of creative performers.
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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