I Learned the Hard Way If you've ever seen a show by the funky phenomenon known as Miss [horn blast] Sharon [two horn blasts] Jones, you know she's a force… I Learned the Hard Way If you've ever seen a show by the funky phenomenon known as Miss [horn blast] Sharon [two horn blasts] Jones, you know she's a force… 2010-04-06 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings R&B
Music Review

I Learned the Hard Way (2010)

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings | SHE AIN'T A CHILD NO MORE Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
SHE AIN'T A CHILD NO MORE Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 06, 2010; Lead Performance: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings; Genre: R&B

If you've ever seen a show by the funky phenomenon known as Miss [horn blast] Sharon [two horn blasts] Jones, you know she's a force of nature. That energy is tough to capture in the studio, but I Learned the Hard Way, her fourth album with the Dap-Kings is pure joy, even when heartbreak sends her voice digging deep. This isn't just old-school; it is school. A–

Download These:
Surging poor-girl blues track Money at amazon.com
The foreboding title tune I Learned the Hard Way at myspace.com
The shoop-shoops 
of Without a Heart at amazon.com

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Originally posted Mar 30, 2010 Published in issue #1097 Apr 09, 2010 Order article reprints
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