I was very sad to read that the amazing soul singer Sharon Jones passed away today, after being ill with pancreatic cancer for some time. She was just 60. I was just thinking about her and her music yesterday and posted one of her performances on this blog (scroll down to that post and you can watch it). Tuffy P and I were at her concert here in Toronto back in the summer. Although her cancer had by then returned and she was undergoing treatment, she and her awesome band, The Dap Kings, put on one of the most energetic and fantastic shows I’ve ever seen.
Here are Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings performing This Land is Your Land – a soul version of the Woody Guthrie song.