My Black History Month album and artist highlight today is the wonderful “Give the People What They Want” by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Sharon Jones was a fierce lady who released her first album at the age of 40 years old. She was a dynamite performer, and had the energy of a lightning bolt. I was lucky enough to see her perform once before her life ended battling cancer.
This album, “Give the People What They Want” was released in 2014 and received a Grammy nomination. It is a throwback to yesteryear when funk was king and the pure music made you tap your feet. Please check it out and her other albums. There is also a really good documentary on Netflix about Miss Jones entitled, “Miss Sharon Jones!”