After sending us all reeling back in the spring with the news that Sharon Jones was being treated for cancer, Daptone Records now reports that the funky leader of The Dap Kings is back in stride. The plan is to release the group’s new album Give the People What They Want on January 13.
Sharon underwent an operation earlier this year and has subsequently been receiving further treatment. Word is that she is now healthy again and fit to resume her career.
“The entire Daptone Family is overjoyed and inspired to see Sharon’s recovery,” says the band’s bassist and bandleader Bosco Mann. “Without a doubt, this album is the greatest thing we’ve ever recorded and I’ve been anxious for the world to hear it. That moment when Sharon walks out to join us on stage again is going to be insane.”
Watch a video for new track Retreat!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrOYkHjdpdM&feature=youtu.be