Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (from the album It’s a Holiday Soul Party available on Daptone Records)
Remembered for her style, her sass, and overall badassedness, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will be in our memories as they fill the air each year with the sound of It’s a Holiday Soul Party. The album gathers originals tunes that showcase Sharon and her backing singers shouting the praises of “Big Bulbs” as The Dap-Kings jingle all the way into “Just Another Christmas Song” and give street smarts to seasonal cheer with “Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects”. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings play a beat that circles the world, the band keeping the theme universal when they offer a seat at the It’s a Holiday Soul Party table to “Eight Days of Hanukkah”.
Giving a solid Soul backbeat to the weather forecast, It’s a Holiday Soul Party shifts the sleigh into high gear with a boogie beat for the prediction wishes in “White Christmas” while the album marches “Silver Bells” down city streets on a gospel groove and jazzes up the rhythms to strut out “God Rest Ye Merry Gents”. With socks discarded with care, Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings give love to dance floor feet with “Funky Drummer Boy” and stoke the home fires with smoldering Soul for “Baby Please Come Home for Christmas”.
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