Sharon Jones (II) (1956–2016)

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Born Sharon Lafaye Jones in Augusta, Georgia, she moved to New York City at an early age. With a gifted voice, performing gospel songs in Church, since childhood, she has only recently received acclaim by the public and her peers in the areas of Soul, Funk and Rhythm and Blues. Until the late 90s she was still employed at her "day Job" as a ... See full bio »

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Stand Up Guys Soundtrack
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 2019 Aikuiset (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Puna-fucking-vuori (2019) ... (performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights")
 2019 Burger Quiz (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.20 (2019) ... (performer: "We get along")
 2019 Knock Down the House (Documentary) (performer: "This Land Is Your Land")
 2018 The Chi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Penetrate a Fraud (2018) ... (writer: "Pick It Up, Lay It in the Cut")
 2015-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Taraji P. Henson/Edward Burns/Sam Hunt (2015) ... (performer: "Retreat!", "Pick It Up, Lay It in the Cut" - uncredited)
 2017 A Bad Moms Christmas (performer: "Please Come Home For Christmas")
 2017/II Ava (performer: "She Ain't a Child No More")
 2016 Collateral Beauty (performer: "World of Love")
 2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses (performer: "I'LL BE AROUND")
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Know My Steez (2016) ... (performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights")
  Conan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Adam Scott/Morris Chestnut/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (2015) ... (performer: "Just Another Christmas Song") / (writer: "Just Another Christmas Song")
- Hickory Dickory Danger (2010) ... (performer: "If You Call" - uncredited)
 2015 Miss Sharon Jones! (Documentary) (performer: "100 Days,100 Nights", "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects", "Calamity", "Get Up and Get Out", "Genuine Pt. 1 & 2", "Humble Me", "I Learned the Hard Way", "If You Call", "Long Time, Wrong Time", "Longer & Stronger", "His Eye Is On The Sparrow", "Mama Don't Like My Man", "I'm Not Gonna Cry", "Now I See", "Keep On Looking", "New Shoes", "Retreat", "Slow Down Love", "Tell Me", "The Stroll", "When I Come Home", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "I'm Still Here") / (writer: "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects", "Longer & Stronger", "Tell Me", "The Stroll", "When I Come Home", "I'm Still Here")
 2015 In Stereo (performer: "Something's Changed", "Genuine") / (writer: "Something's Changed", "Genuine" - as Sharon Lafaye Jones)
 2010-2015 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Jack Hanna/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (2015) ... (performer: "Making Up & Breaking Up")
- Russell Crowe/Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (2010) ... (performer: "I Learned the Hard Way")
 2014 We Are Many (Documentary) (performer: "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND")
 2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- How to Survive a Plague (2013) ... (performer: "Answer Me")
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2013 The Originals (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Always and Forever (2013) ... (performer: "This Land Is Your Land" - uncredited)
 2013 Lucky Them (performer: "Make It Good To Me") / (writer: "Make It Good To Me")
 2013 Queen City (performer: "Belle Fleuve")
 2012 Stand Up Guys (performer: "Give It Back") / (writer: "Give It Back")
 2012 Radioman (Documentary) (performer: "This Land Is Your Land")
 2011 Suits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Identity Crisis (2011) ... (performer: "Something's Changed " - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Emma Stone/Adam Carolla/Rickey Minor & Friends (2011) ... (performer: "What's Going On")
- Episode #19.60 (2010) ... (performer: "There Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects") / (writer: "There Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects")
- Episode #18.77 (2010) ... (performer: "She Ain't a Child No More")
 2011 Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya (performer: "This Land Is Your Land")
 2010 For Colored Girls (performer: "Longer & Stronger") / (writer: "Longer & Stronger" - as S. Jones)
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.16 (2010) ... (performer: "Money", "The Game Gets Old")
 2007-2010 Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Take Two (2010) ... (performer: "Mama Don't Like My Man" - uncredited)
- In Which Cooper Finds a Port in His Storm (2007) ... (performer: "Tell Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Henry's Crime (performer: "Answer Me", "100 Days, 100 Nights", "Got a Thing on My Mind", "Stranded in Your Love", "Be Easy", "Lafaye's Phase", "Let Them Knock") / (writer: "100 Days, 100 Nights", "Got a Thing on My Mind", "Stranded in Your Love", "Be Easy", "Lafaye's Phase", "Let Them Knock" - as S. Jones)
 2010 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.183 (2010) ... (performer: "Window Shopping")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 April 2010 (2010) ... (performer: "Better Things")
 2010 Our Family Wedding (performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights", "Natural Born Lover", "Make It Good to Me", "Give It Back", "Tell Me", "Got A Thing On My Mind") / (writer: "Tell Me")
 2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Paper, Denim + Dollars (2010) ... (performer: "This Land Is Your Land")
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jon Hamm/Michael Bublé (2010) ... (performer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" - uncredited)
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Top 14 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)")
 2009 Hung (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Dick and a Dream or Fight the Honey (2009) ... (performer: "How Long Do I Have to Wait for You?" - uncredited)
 2009/I Up in the Air (performer: "This Land Is Your Land" (1940))
 2009 Little New York (performer: "You're Gonna Get It")
 2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (performer: "You Can't Hurry Love")
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Libertyville (2009) ... (performer: "This Land Is Your Land" - uncredited)
 2009 Different from Whom (performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights", "You're Gonna Get It", "How Do I Let A Good Man Down?")
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Should I Stay or Should I Go? (2008) ... (performer: "Be Easy" - uncredited)
 2008 Soul Men (performer: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)")
 2008 Baby Mama (performer: "100 Days, 100 Nights")
 2008 Fireflies in the Garden (performer: "Be Easy")
 2007 The Great Debaters (arranger: "My Soul is a Witness", "Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air") / (performer: "My Soul is a Witness", "Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air", "Two Wings")
 2007 Men in Trees (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sea Change (2007) ... (performer: "Let Them Knock" - uncredited)
 2007 Damages (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Do You Regret What We Did? (2007) ... (performer: "You're Gonna Get It" - uncredited)
- And My Paralyzing Fear of Death (2007) ... (performer: "You're Gonna Get It")
 2007 YPF (performer: "Make It Good to Me")
 2007 Good Luck Chuck (performer: "You're Gonna Get It")
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Prince's Bride (2007) ... (performer: "Pick It Up, Lay It in the Cut")
 2007 The Cake Eaters (performer: "Make It Good to Me")
 2007 Waitress (performer: "You're Gonna Get It")
 2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (performer: "Make It Good to Me")
 2004/I November (performer: "Make It Good to Me")
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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings | Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings | Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

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[on continuing to perform after a recent bout of cancer, 2014] I think the reason that God brought me back out here is because I want to prove to these people out there that soul music is not dead. Soul music did not end in '69. It's still here today, and we don't want it to end.


Diagnosed with stage-1 bile duct cancer [June 3, 2013]. See more »

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