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Long Slow Train: The Soul Music of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings


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Sharon Jones struggled for years to make it in the music industry, singing weddings and talent shows, and frequently being told she was “too short, too old, too fat, and too black” to make it as a headliner. But in 1996 she was discovered by Daptone Records and became the dynamic frontline singer for the Dap-Kings, performing her own brand of gospel funk. This book offers a deep appreciation for the bighearted star who beat the odds and did it her way.

Long Slow Train: The Soul Music of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, by Donald Brackett, Backbeat Books,

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