[Audio] Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Learned The Hard Way
Finally got to sit down today and catch up with whatever it is I do. Bought this album yesterday and it blew me away “I Learned the Hard Way” finds Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings playing to their greatest strengths. Over blazing horns and swinging grooves, Sharon Jones, one of the strongest female vocalists this side of Tina Turner, takes command like a general in war. As much as she’ll admit in her lyrics that she’s been hurt time and time again, there’s still no stopping her. With passion and a stirringly energetic holler, she sings of anguish and love lost, wearing them proudly like badges of honor. Summertime business.