If any moment epitomized the transcendent mood that filled Liberty Hall on Saturday night, it was when Sharon Jones led her Dap-Kings into Get Up and Get Out.
Before they lit the fuse on it, Jones advised the sold-out, wall-to-wall crowd that this version of the song would not be like the recorded version. And it wasnt. Not even close.
Get Up is about expunging from the heart those who do it no good, but by the time shed finished, Jones had kicked off her shoes and turned the song into an evangelical manifesto against the pancreatic cancer she had been battling since last year. Several surgeries and chemo treatments later, she is back onstage, deepening her legend as a survivor and one of the most dynamic live performers out there.
By TIMOTHY FINN. yesterday