You would think Sharon Jones is a soul singer from the 70's when you hear her sing but you'd be dead wrong. She started her career in the late 90's. She has recently come out with a new album that is pretty smokin'. Her record label, "Daptone Records" has some firey videos of her singing live, specifically the one of her performing at The Knitting Factory. You can also listen to her new album as well.
Daptone has another artist you may be interested in as well. If you're into Afrobeat, then check out Antibalas while your over on Dap's site. They sound like Fela Kuti. Nice.