performance bizarrely cut from the over-air broadcast.
By Fred Mills
How many of you caught VHI Divas Celebrate Soul on cable
TV earlier this week? Yeah, us neither; there’s nothing particularly soulful
about either “VH1” or “Divas,” not even when considering that Chaka Khan and
Mary J. Blige closed out the broadcast. Ironically, it turns out that the
closing act was actually Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings doing “He Said I Can,”
and VH1 has made the performance available as a web-only exclusive. One can
only surmise the thinking that went into cutting this from the actual
broadcast, as Jones can pretty much mop the floor with any other so-called “soul
diva” on the planet – as the below footage suggests.
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