Monday, May 3, 2010

'Sharon Jones' and the 'Dap Kings'

This past Saturday night it was a trip to the Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem. The act was Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.  After three albums and 10 years they are an overnight sensation.  For the obvious reasons seeing this show at the Apollo was completely appropriate.

Let me just say that if you have not caught this act put it on your bucket list. Sharon Jones is a combination of the great funk-soul singers of years gone by.  Names like Mavis Staples, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner come to mind.

Sharon and the 18 piece band put on a fabulous show. Everyone in that band are top level A team players. Sharon and the Kings do a soulful version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land' which had the entire audience up and dancing - rocking the Apollo....

Great live act - check them out if you can.


  1. Great Images Harry, love the way you capture the feeling in your live shots, your work is truly a gift to the industry as well as music lovers everywhere...

    Sharon will be in my area later this month! Thanks for the heads up, I am really looking forward to seeing this show!

  2. really love the Sepia treatment. Images are spectacular! How come she doesn't have a wireless mic?