But she and the Dap-Kings regularly packed theaters and clubs around the world and released seven lauded albums, including last year’s “It’s a Holiday Soul Party.”
Her final Atlanta performance was in May,
when she and the Dap-Kings opened for Hall & Oates
at Lakewood Amphitheatre.
In 2015, Jones and the band received their first-ever Grammy nomination for their powerhouse album, “Give the People What They Want.”
“I thank God that we’re finally being recognized for what we’ve been working so hard for. We’re not going anywhere. I’m not gonna be a pop singer. I’m gonna be who I am,” Jones told that Atlanta Journal-Constitution a few weeks before the ceremony.
They didn’t win (they lost to a Toni Braxton-Babyface collaboration). But Jones still held out hope that the coveted music award might be bestowed on her one day.
In the documentary, she visits the Augusta Museum of History and admires one of James Brown’s Grammys.
“I want to at least have one of these one day,” she says.
Jones' representatives have requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Little Kids Rock
James Brown Family Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation.