Many of you have been so kind to share your photos with various members of our family over the years and we've seen some incredible shots of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. We are now hoping to gather photos to create an archive to reference for any future projects. We'd like to invite you to send any photos you may have to us. (Please read the guidelines below.) Please know that we will not use or share your photo without first working out an agreement with you.
Here's what we would like to see:
- Photos of Sharon Jones and/or the Dap-kings only. No photos of yourself with Sharon Jones or the Band. Can be live photos or candid.
- We ask that you use your best judgement and only send 10-20 of your best shots. If we like what we see we will be in touch to see more.
- Hi-res quality photos only, 300 DPI at 4”x6” would be best.
Attach the photo or include a link to download in an email with the following info:
- Photographer credit
- Any info you may have on the photo - Location, Date (to the best of your knowledge), Venue, etc.
- Best way to contact you
- Please don't send directly from wetransfer or any similar service, we prefer a download link in the body of an email with the above info.
Kindly send photos to email@example.com by July 21st.
A special treat for Record Store Day - Introducing the very first Gospel Funk recordings by Sharon Jones from the late '70s with E.L. Fields and The Gospel Wonders. Original composition and lead vocals by Sharon Jones. Pressed on Daptone Records' reissue subsidiary, EVER-SOUL Records. Packaging features a 'picture frame' custom jacket with easel-back + a double-sided photo featuring Sharon Jones' High School Portrait on one side and Sharon Jones with the Gospel Wonders on the other.
"Heaven Bound" / "Key To The Kingdom"
Miss Sharon Jones! Now on Netflix
Miss Sharon Jones! is now on Netflix worldwide! The film is available in 17 different languages. Spread the news!
We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
The Lustgarten Foundation - https://www.lustgarten.org/donate
James Brown Family Foundation - http://jamesbrownfamilyfdn.org/online/index.php/j-a-m-p
Little Kids Rock - http://www.littlekidsrock.org/support-us/donation/
Additional memorial details will follow soon.
Miss Sharon Jones! is on iTunes today! Download the film for $9.99 and receive extra bonus features and additional scenes.
Miss Sharon Jones on DVD / New Holiday Merchandise
Many big announcements in Dap-King land!
The DVD of Miss Sharon Jones! will be released on November 1 and it is available for pre-order via Daptone Records now. You'll find MSJ hats and t-shirts on the store as well.
We're reissuing the out-of-print LP of It's A Holiday Soul Party, on limited edition GREEN vinyl, out November 11. Pre-order it via Daptone here.
SJDK holiday sweaters are back by popular demand (these sold out lightning quick last year)! They're a new color scheme this year and you can get them here. We also have new SJDK ornaments and wrapping paper and holiday bundles for your purchasing pelasure.
The 2xLP vinyl version of the Miss Sharon Jones! soundtrack is out on November 25 and features "His Eye Is On A Sparrow (live)", "New Shoes" and several other songs exclusive to the vinyl. Pre-order it here.
Home for the Holidays!
We'll be playing holiday songs and non-holiday songs at three East Coast shows this December:
Tickets on sale Friday, September 9 at 12pm Eastern!
Miss Sharon Jones! is playing on 9/26 at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn! Sharon will be there in person for a Q&A and there are a limited number of tickets available here.
From now until 11am Eastern tomorrow (8/26), all apparel and posters in the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings online store are 50% off with the code "SJDKFLASH50". In addition, all music is dicounted 30% as well. Get it while you can!
Europe Tour Cancelled
We are very disappointed to announce the cancellation of our upcoming European tour. Sharon is doing well, but must undergo a medical procedure related to her cancer and the recovery time will conflict with these European dates. It's been too long since we visited our European fans and we will try to get back to Europe as soon as possible!
Sharon will appear at all other shows and events before and after this tour, including her appearance at the Nuart Theater in LA and our show in Mammoth, CA this weekend.
Refunds for shows in London and Amsterdam are available at point of purchase.
The following dates have been cancelled:
8/18 – Paredes De Coura, Portugal - Paredes De Coura Festival
8/20 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
8/21 – Ottery St. Mary – Beautiful Days Festival
8/23 – London, UK – Brooklyn Bowl London
8/24 – London, UK – Ronnie Scott’s
8/26 – Carleville-Mezieres, France – Cabaret Vert
8/27 – Paris, France – Rock En Seine
8/28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Amsterdamse Bostheater
All scheduled dates in the United States will proceed as scheduled.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
(photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)