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...a free show last night by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings in Battery Park. I discovered Sharon through normal routines at the day job. She's a 51-year-old former corrections officer and gospel singer who met some neo-soul enthusiasts in the mid-90s, started jamming with the house band for Dap-Tone Records, and soon enough she's come to symbolize a new soul throwback. She's certainly picking up speed if the folks I work for notice her. Her record "100 Days, 100 Nights" packs a mighty punch. Hmm, seems to be a pattern with this retro stuff, considering Amy Winehouse and all. I wonder if, after this post-punk '80s rock thing dies down, we'll see more Motown nostalgia? I doubt it. It's easy to cop Television or New Order, but Diana Ross is something else...

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