Sharon Jones’ rise to fame was not an easy one. In Long Slow Train, Donald Brackett provides a detailed account of the soul diva’s long and tumultuous career as a performer. After years of random day jobs followed by continual
dismals from record labels, Sharon Jones finally landed a contract with prestigious revivalist label Daptone Records. Following Jones’ accession to stardom, her intense battle with pancreatic cancer, and her involvement in the 2015 documentary on her life, Brackett documents a woman who defied all odds to achieve her dreams.
By Donald Brackett