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F*ck Cancer: How Sharon Jones’ Song ‘I’m Still Here’ Captures the Late Singer’s Amazing Story

F*ck Cancer: How Sharon Jones’ Song ‘I’m Still Here’ Captures the Late Singer’s Amazing Story

Sharon Jones’ life ended November 18, but it defied odds. “Too short, too black, too fat and old” (lyrics from “I’m Still Here”) for the music industry, the 4′ 11″ Jones spent her 30s and 40s working odd jobs ranging from wedding singer to corrections officer before she met the The Dap Kings, a Brooklyn R&B group with a label (Daptone) specializing in music that captures the essence of ’60s and ’70s soul and funk.

As she approached the age of 60, Jones had become an unlikely music star, known for a dynamic performance style that drew comparisons to James Brown. It’s also when she was diagnosed with stage two pancreatic cancer. Yet like every other obstacle, cancer and chemotherapy weren’t going to stop Jones from performing.

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“Logic never really applied to Sharon, she was a superhero,” Gabriel Roth, bass player and co-owner of Daptone Records.

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