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Payin’ Dues: Saun & Starr

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings’ back-up singers triumph centre stage.

“We were trying to record something that we ourselves could put on the turntable and smile at,” says Starr Duncan Lowe about Look Closer, her debut recorded with friend Saun aka Saundra Williams. The pair have been singing together for a long time: as part of the Good N Plenty Girls, Sharon Jones’ wedding band in the 90s and now as The Dapettes, Jones’ back-up singers. “The process of singing behind Sharon is beautiful,” says Saun, “but fronting our own record meant Starr and I got to spread our wings a lot more.”


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