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Sharon Jones Announces “Miss Sharon Jones!” Documentary Soundtrack, Shares “I’m Still Here”

Miss Sharon Jones! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Due Out August 19 via Daptone

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Miss Sharon Jones! is a documentary about Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), her battle with cancer, and her triumphant return to stage. It will get a North American theatrical release starting on July 29 in New York and August 5 in Los Angeles, followed by a wider release into August and a digital, on-demand, and home video release this fall. Now the soundtrack to the documentary, appropriately titled Miss Sharon Jones! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, has been announced for an August 19 release via Daptone and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have shared a brand new song from it, “I’m Still Here,” which you can hear below.

“I’m Still Here” is a defiant autobiographical tale of Jones’ journey from prison guard to soul icon. It’s the only new song on the soundtrack, which is essentially a best of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. The full tracklist is also below, followed again by the documentary’s trailer. Also below is the list of opening dates per city.

Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County U.S.A., Shut Up & Sing) directed Miss Sharon Jones!, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall and also played at SXSW. Back in 2013 Jones was diagnosed with stage one bile duct cancer, which was later re-diagnosed as stage two pancreatic cancer. It led to the postponement of the band’s fifth album, Give the People What They Want, which then came out the following year. Jones fought the cancer hard and following surgery and treatment was well enough to get back on the road. But last year her cancer returned.

A press release describes the film’s synopsis: “Just as her career is hitting its stride, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faces her greatest challenge yet. This triumphant, music-fueled crowd-pleaser captures Sharon Jones during the most intense and courageous year of her life, as she battles back from a life-threatening illness to get back to where she belongs - center stage.”

Also read our 2014 print article on Jones and her original cancer fight, as well as our longer 2014 Q&A interview with her.

Miss Sharon Jones! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist:

01. Tell Me
02. Retreat
03. Genuine Pt. 1
04. Longer and Stronger
05. If You Call
06. 100 Days, 100 Nights
07. People Don’t Get What They Deserve
08. Humble Me
09. I’ll Still Be True
10. Let Them Knock
11. Stranger To My Happiness
12. Keep On Looking
13. Mama Don’t Like My Man
14. I Learned The Hard Way
15. Slow Down Love
16. I’m Still Here (EXCLUSIVE)

Opening Dates For Miss Sharon Jones! Theatrical Showings:

7/29 New York, NY - IFC Center - Q&A with Sharon and director Barbara Kopple
8/05 Los Angeles, CA - Nuart Theater - Q&A with Sharon and director Barbara Kopple
8/12 Washington, DC - Landmark E Street
8/12 Berkeley, CA - Landmark Berkeley
8/12 San Francisco, CA - Landmark San Francisco
8/19 Hudson, NY - Time & Space
8/19 Danbury, CT - The Palace Theatre
8/19 Toronto, ON - Bloor Cinema
8/26 Cambridge, MA - Landmark Kendall Square
8/26 Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown
8/26 Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Lagoon
8/26 Denver, CO - Landmark Chez Artiste
8/26 Portland, OR - Living Room
8/26 Boca Raton, FL - Living Room
8/26 Vancouver, BC - Vancity
8/26 Ithaca, NY - Cinemapolis
9/02 Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum
9/16 Winston-Salem, NC - Aperture
9/16 Pelham, NY - Picturehouse
9/16 Concord, NH - Red River
9/16 Winchester, VA - Alamo Drafthouse Winchester


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