Never let it be said that I have a big fondness for this Christmas lark, but today is the December 1st and the festive season is once again upon us!…and what better way to greet Christmastide than with a bit of Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings! But wait I hear you say, what does Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have to do with Christmas? Well, if you haven’t already heard it, these Brooklyn funksters have released a fantastic seasonal LP titled ‘It’s a Holiday Soul Party,’ and it’s full to the brim of soulful holiday originals and rearranged covers that will be sure to get your baubles jingling!
The 11-track album is the group’s first holiday-themed album, featuring both original tracks (“Big Bells,” “Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects”) as well as seasonal favourites, ranging from “8 Days (Of Hanukkah)” and “Silver Bells” to “Silent Night” and their “Funky Little Drummer Boy,” it’s all about fun fun fun, I love it!
Yule certainly be rockin’ around the Christmas tree to these lively tunes and what’s more, the band have unleashed their fresh and festive take on the classic ‘White Christmas’ together with a snowful-soulful video! Watch and listen above.
Grab your copy of ‘It’s a Holiday Soul Party’ from the bands Bandcamp page here