From Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' Give the People What They Want
Liner notes: Departing from her usual hard-hitting R&B, Jones (whom we interviewed a few years back) tackles a suave uptown groove reminiscent of slicker Motown greats like the Marvelettes and Supremes.
Behind the music: Originally slated for summer 2013, Give the People What They Want was delayed while Jones underwent successful surgery for cancer.
Check it out if you like: Deep-soul survivors Bettye LaVette and Charles Bradley.
This review originally appeared in our January/February issue of Mother Jones.