Photos – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, June 20 2010
– photos by Diana Keng
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings in Vancouver. The Brooklyn-based soul band is on tour for its 2010 album I Learned the Hard Way.
Jones first recorded with the Dap-Kings for the 2002 album Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. I Learned the Hard Way is the band’s fourth album.
Other recent activities include appearing on Michael Bublé‘s 2009 album, Crazy Love, in the track “Baby (You’ve got what it takes)”. And, in the fall of 2009, Jones and the Dap-Tones’ David Guy appeared with Phish for their musical costume at Phish’s Festival 8 in Indio California, where they covered The Rolling Stones‘ Exile on Main St.
Sharon Jones’ early days
According to Wikipedia, Jones was born in North Augusta, South Carolina. She is the youngest of six children. While still a young child, she moved with her family to New York City. Jones and her brothers would often imitate the singing and dancing of James Brown. Her mother happened to know Brown, who was also from Augusta.