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Continued: Sharon Jones: A survivor with soul

  • Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 5, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Some of the songs resonate differently for Jones after her illness.

“ ‘Retreat’ changed. I tell the cancer to retreat,” she explained. “ ‘Get Up and Get Out,’ the lyrics didn’t make sense to me at first. But now I tell cancer to get up and get out.”

Who needs this return to stage more — Jones or her fans?

“Both of us,” she said. “They needed it first because that was my medication. That was my strength to get me back out there. God gave me a gift, and I live to be on that stage. When I get to where I can’t move around or when the fans stop coming to see me and the energy is gone, then it’s time for me to retire. Right now, the energy is here.”


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