Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – It’s A Holiday Soul Party (2015)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - It's A Holiday Soul Party (2015)
Artist: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Album: It’s A Holiday Soul Party
Genre: R&B, Soul
Origin: USA
Released: 2015
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

01. 8 Days Of Hannukah
02. Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects
03. White Christmas
04. Just Another Christmas Song
05. Silent Night
06. Big Bulbs
07. Please Come Home For Christmas
08. Funky Little Drummer Boy
09. Silver Bells
10. World Of Love
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gents


R&B siren Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings are ready to help you throw the coolest holiday party of the year with their first yuletide album. It’s a Holiday Soul Party features eleven tunes that honor Christmas (and Hanukkah) with an old-school soul groove, featuring seasonal classics like “White Christmas” and “Silver Bells,” reworkings of Christmas favorites such as “Funky Little Drummer Boy” and “God Bless Ye Merry Gents,” and rollicking originals including “8 Days (of Hanukkah),” “Big Bulbs,” and “Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects.” As usual, Jones is in fine form, bringing the songs plenty of fire while also sounding sincere as she sings of the holiday spirit, and the Dap-Tones evoke the classic sounds of the ’60s soul era with style, swagger, and enough imagination to give this music a feel all its own. If you’re looking for something cool and groovin’ to put under your tree or to slap on the stereo while you and your friends knock back some eggnog, It’s a Holiday Soul Party is a hip, stylish, and rollicking good time.
Review by Mark Deming

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