Sharon Jones

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Soul Revival Star Sharon Jones Dies

Dap-Kings singer became star in middle age

(Newser) - Sharon Jones, the powerhouse singer who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, has died. She was 60. A rep says Jones died Friday at a Cooperstown, NY hospital after battling pancreatic cancer, the AP reports. Loved ones and members of her retro-soul band, the Dap-Kings,... More »

Winehouse More Than a 'Genius Junkie'

Queen of 'retro soul' not just cribbing from the past, says Frere-Jones

(Newser) - It's tempting to chalk up the popularity of singer Amy Winehouse to her headline-grabbing bent for self-destruction, writes Sasha Frere-Jones in the New Yorker. But that would be a mistake. He takes a closer look at Back to Black, with its "perfect" single "Rehab," and finds much... More »

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