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Sharon Jones (II)


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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 2015 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jack Hanna/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (2015) ... (performer: "Making Up & Breaking Up")
 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 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 »

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Taurus

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