Saturday, December 2, 2017

Song of the Day: 'Call on God"

It's sad how easily Sharon Jones gets lost among the roster of musical greats we lost in 2016. Beginning with Natalie Cole on December 31, 2015 it seemed like a month wouldn't pass without another legend passing away. Bowie, Prince, George fucking Michael was only 53. Sharon Jones passed away between Leon Russell and Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Powell & Cooper.

Jones recorded Soul of a Woman, her coda with the Dap-Kings, in between chemo sessions. Another artist facing mortality with art. I am awed by that. At least Jones had the comfort of faith.

Song: "Call on God"
Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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