Friday, Jun. 18, 2010

I Learned the Hard Way

In Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' studio, it's permanently 1972, and the 53-year-old's aching rasp is right between Gladys Knight and Mavis Staples on the soul hit parade. Her band's sweet, crisp grooves are so convincing, you'd swear you've heard them sampled. —Douglas Wolk