To hear Sharon Jones sing is to be awed and moved by an exceptional talent. Her gifts were shared across an extraordinary life and career, documented in part by Barbara Kopple's film "Miss Sharon Jones!" The exclamation point at the end was always an understatement, hinting at Sharon Jones' powerful, generous spirit. During the film Sharon Jones is moved to tears in an interview, remembering her late Mother. Earlier in the same scene we hear Ms Jones sing a gospel hymn, "May the Work I've Done speak for me" - a song that reflects on the lasting meaning of our contributions in life. Sharon Jones sadly passed away soon after the release of the film, and we're fortunate for the extraordinary legacy she leaves us. Soul of a Woman is the stunning final album Sharon recorded with her band the Dap-Kings. It's purposely divided into separate halves: the first showcases Sharon Jones' grittier, bluesier material, including her anthemic Matter of Time (“It’s a matter of time before justice will come”) and the second provides an orchestral setting for Sharon Jones' soaring vocals.
Soul of A Woman
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings