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Sharon Jones (II) (1956–2016)


Born Sharon Lafaye Jones in Augusta, Georgia, she moved to New York City at an early age. With a gifted voice, performing gospel songs in Church, since childhood, she has only recently received acclaim by the public and her peers in the areas of Soul, Funk and Rhythm and Blues. Until the late 90s she was still employed at her "day Job" as a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Great Debaters
(2007)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
(2009)
Stand Up Guys
Stand Up Guys Soundtrack
(2012)
Keeping Up with the Joneses
(2016)

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 2016 Collateral Beauty (performer: "World Of Love")
 2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses (performer: "I'LL BE AROUND")
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Know My Steez (2016) ... (performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights")
 2015 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Adam Scott/Morris Chestnut/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (2015) ... (writer: "Just Another Christmas Song")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Taraji P. Henson/Edward Burns/Sam Hunt (2015) ... (performer: "Retreat!", "Pick It Up, Lay It in the Cut" - uncredited)
 2015 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jack Hanna/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (2015) ... (performer: "Making Up & Breaking Up")
 2014 We Are Many (Documentary) (performer: "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND")
 2013 The Originals (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Always and Forever (2013) ... (performer: "This Land Is Your Land" - uncredited)
 2013 Lucky Them (performer: "Make It Good To Me") / (writer: "Make It Good To Me")
 2013 Queen City (performer: "Belle Fleuve")
 2012 Stand Up Guys (writer: "Give It Back")
 2011 Suits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Identity Crisis (2011) ... (performer: "Something's Changed " - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Emma Stone/Adam Carolla/Rickey Minor & Friends (2011) ... (performer: "What's Going On")
- Episode #19.60 (2010) ... (writer: "There Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects")
 2010 For Colored Girls (writer: "Longer & Stronger" - as S. Jones)
 2010 Our Family Wedding (writer: "Tell Me")
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jon Hamm/Michael Bublé (2010) ... (performer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" - uncredited)
 2009 Little New York (performer: "You're Gonna Get It")
 2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (performer: "You Can't Hurry Love")
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Should I Stay or Should I Go? (2008) ... (performer: "Be Easy" - uncredited)
 2007 The Great Debaters (arranger: "My Soul is a Witness", "Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air") / (performer: "My Soul is a Witness", "Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air", "Two Wings")
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Alternate Names:

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings | Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings | Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
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Personal Quote:

[on continuing to perform after a recent bout of cancer, 2014] I think the reason that God brought me back out here is because I want to prove to these people out there that soul music is not dead. Soul music did not end in '69. It's still here today, and we don't want it to end.

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Diagnosed with stage-1 bile duct cancer [June 3, 2013]. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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