Friday, July 15, 2016

Miss Sharon Jones

Miss Sharon Jones movie poster

The documentary Miss Sharon Jones hits our shores this month, screening at the Intl Film Festival. The movie's soundtrack features a selection of recordings from the illustrious career of Sharon Jones and the Dapkings, plus a new track, I'm Still Here, listen below.

Via Spin: "“I’m Still Here” is a powerful anthem of survival, referencing Jones’ childhood in segregation-era New York City, her former job at Rikers Island, and pre-fame years spent performing in barrooms. The documentary, directed by Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, chronicles Jones’ 2013 cancer diagnosis and the 2014 release of her album Give the People What They Want. Jones continues to fight the disease: She announced last year that her cancer had returned."

Soundtrack out August 19, and the new track is available now, on iTunes.

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