Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night to give the people what they want: a stunning, soulful performance on behalf their recently released fifth album, Give the People What They Want. The resilient Ms. Jones, who just beat cancer, led her band through a tender rendition of throwback beaut “Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again),” followed by a restlessly buoyant version of funky rave-up “People Don’t Get What They Deserve,” which (rightly) earned rapturous applause from the studio audience.
“Soul singers are here,” Jones told SPIN recently. “Soul music is here. All I want is for soul music to be played on every station, not just a handful of stations.” She’ll get no resistance from us. Watch Jones fight the good fight with “Making Up and Breaking Up” above and “People Don’t Get What They Deserve” below. And be sure to read SPIN’s recent interview, Sharon Jones on Beating Cancer, Going Onstage Bald, and Fighting for Soul.