Released last month to critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and The Guardian Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings‘ latest effort, Holiday Soul Party offers some fun and soulful takes on holiday standards with a couple of holiday-inspired originals. The album’s first single is an absolutely joyful and funky take on a familiar Christmas standard “White Christmas” that sounds indebted to classic Motown-era soul — in particular, I was reminded of Ike and Tina Turner‘s “Proud Mary.”
Even if the holiday season turns you into a Scrooge, this particular song is so infectiously joyful that you’ll burst into a smile. Trust me.
Ms. Jones and her Dap Kings are phenomenal live and they are an absolute must see. The band is on tour throughout the holiday season to support Holiday Soul Party. Check out tour dates below.
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS TOUR DATES
Dec 03 Tarrytown, NY – The Tarrytown Music Hall
Dec 04 New York, NY – Holiday Cheer for FUV @ Beacon Theatre
Dec 05 Albany, NY – Hart Theatre at The Egg
Dec 08 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
Dec 31 Chicago, IL – House of Blues