If you haven’t seen Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings perform live, now’s the time to make that happen.

The amazing soul band just released their fourth full-length album – I Learned the Hard Way. Click here to buy a copy!

I absolutely love the title track, and the video is a departure for the band. Sharon flexes her acting muscles in the intro, then unleashes those undeniable pipes. Click here to watch “I Learned The Hard Way.”

I love her wardrobe in this video! Those sunglasses remind me of these incredibly badass Nina Ricci frames Mama Bella had back in the day.

Sharon Jones continues to be an Afrobella inspiration.

Seeing her perform live is a revelation. So far I’ve seen the band three times, and when they come to Chicago on May 21, I am SO there!!

Check out Daptone Records for a list of upcoming shows.


E-Fresh says:
April 15, 2010, 10:10 am
Love Sharon Jones. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings was my first youtube upload. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AfVD_yZiB0
Sheena says:
April 15, 2010, 2:59 pm
I LOVE Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. I still have to sit down (in a quiet spot and while alone, that's the only way to do it) and listen to her album all the way. This woman is no joke and I tell everyone I know about her. Still have yet to see her live, but I will definitely have to pick up tickets for her May 21st show.
Niki says:
April 15, 2010, 3:27 pm
Would love to see her & the Dap-Kings live next time they hit my town!
designdiva says:
April 16, 2010, 12:36 am
Now this is what's up!!
Ms. Falade says:
April 16, 2010, 11:50 am
God, I love Sharon Jones. I have had the pleasure of seeing her perform a few year back in Central Park. She is awesome!
TMS says:
April 16, 2010, 11:56 pm
I've never heard of Sharon Jones--wow, I've been sleeping. Lucky for me, that I subscribe to your site. She's coming to Cali in June and I will be there. Thanks for turning me on to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
shauna says:
October 1, 2010, 1:50 pm
where is that painting from??