Remember back in 2014 when I found out about soul singer Jackie Shane, who didn’t even have a Wikipedia article and had disappeared to the point no one knew whether she was alive or dead?

Turns out she is alive and someone at a record label tracked her down and spent three years convincing her to release her work as a box set. It’s fantastic:


Her story is pretty fantastic, too: The NY Times has more of how the recording came to be (and her first interview in 46 years), and NPR has some more history and musical context.