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Singer Sharon Jones Diagnosed With Cancer

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I keep thinking that's the same cancer that got the Doors' Ray Manzarek recently.

Let's hope this is a different situation.

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everything I've heard about Sharon's condition sounds like she's going to be alright. WORD!

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I've heard that, too, Val.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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So all hoping that everything health wise will be fine.....

but in Australia, the 'Soul Music gatekeepers' are a bit sniffy about Sharon Jones musically.

We often get a lot of classic era performers out here like Bettye Lavette. One of our Soul dj's said Bettye Lavette was the artist Sharon Jones 'wished' she was?

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Well, shit. That was a ride.

RIP

Aw hell, Binky!

 

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Saw her before she became really big in a small place, less than 500 places in the early 2000  . too young to see the  previouis generation of soul singers , she gave us a hell of a catch up ride that night.

 

RIP Sharon.

 

What a miserable year that was.

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8 hours ago, Van Basten II said:

Saw her before she became really big in a small place, less than 500 places in the early 2000  . too young to see the  previouis generation of soul singers , she gave us a hell of a catch up ride that night.

 

RIP Sharon.

 

What a miserable year that was.

She played a 200 people club in Santa Barbara only a few years ago  but then returned to play the 5000 seat SB Bowl a bit later on a double bill IIRC with the Tedeschi-Trucks Band.  A great evening of music. 

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I saw her a couple of times in 2010. This shot was at Stubb's BBQ in Austin during SXSW. RIP, Miss Jones.

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Terrific news. I discovered her in the mid-2000s and have listened to her since then.

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This one hurts, deep.  I missed her change in her diagnosis from gallbladder ca, pretty rare, to the less rare but more deadly pancreatic ca.  Few people win that battle.  I never made it to one of her shows, something  I'll always regret.  

R.I.P. Princess of Soul.  If Aretha is still queen, Sharon is at least a princess.

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