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Funk and soul singer Sharon Jones is the lead singer of the band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. She's the subject of the new documentary Miss Sharon Jones! which is about her return to singing and performing after treatment for pancreatic cancer. The documentary is made by the academy award winning film maker Barbara Koppel. Their first album Dap Dipping with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings was released in 2002. Their other albums include Naturally, 100 Days, 100 Nights, and Give the People What They Want.
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