Cancer Survivor Sharon Jones: New CD

Fifty-seven-year-old soul singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with bile duct cancer last June and didn’t think she’d be around for the release of her sixth album with the band, a work called “Give the People What They Want.” As ever, it’s a rambunctious revival of the 60s sound, filled with songs that pay homage to the golden era of Stax and Motown records. “We ain’t got no synthesisers, crap like that,” she laughs. “You got real horns and we steppin’. That’s how they did it back in the 60s, so we’re keeping that trend, using live instruments.” Learn more about Jones’s survival here.

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