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Sharon Jones

Carrying a Tune

Sharon Jones Sharon Jones may be the hardest-working woman in the music business today, but despite all of her obligations, her enthusiasm is uncontainable. From a tour stop in Chicago, barely two minutes into our interview, she bursts into song. "I feel God gave me a gift, and this was my calling," she says. "Like how they said on Singin’ in the Rain: ‘Gotta dance?’ I go-o-o-o-otta sing!’"

In recent months, the 54-year-old soul chanteuse has duetted with Michael Bublé on record and on Saturday Night Live, sung a feature on David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s album Here Lies Love, accomplished the rare feat of selling out the Harlem Apollo two nights in a row, and released her fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way, to worshipful reviews. All of this, and nothing taken for granted.

— Story continues at The National Post


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