Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Hardest Working Woman in Showbiz

As if 2016 wasn't bad enough, we lost Sharon Jones, the hardest working woman in show business, with the emphasis on work... Ms Jones worked a day job as a corrections officer at the prison on Rikers Island to make ends meet, and didn't reach the big-time as a singer until she was in her forties. Here's a fairly long live concert which perfectly encapsulates her guts, gusto, humor, and that magnificent voice:

Here's a fun live number, in which Ms Jones delivers a quick lesson on various dance crazes of the 1960s, and is joined by a special guest:

And now, neither of them is with us... this year has been a terrible, terrible one for music.


Robyn said...

It's like 2016 already knocked us down, and now it's standing over us, trying to dribble spit in our mouths.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We need to unplug 2016 and plug it back in again, maybe?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

We need a reboot, but not a gritty reboot, and J.J. Abrams can jump in a lake.