Not sure if this was planned before or after her tragic death recently. I’m hoping well before. But regardless of that, it’s worth noting that Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ It’s A Holiday Soul Party will get a limited edition green vinyl repress this week.
A modern-era Christmas gem, it is pretty much what you expect. Which is a vintage soul / funk take on Christmas classics and a few that are likely to be new to you. If the idea of White Christmas with a driving funk beat and a stunning soulful voice appeals, this should be right up your street. Love the fact that Little Drummer Boy has become Funky Little Drummer Boy too. It’s all better than enduring Band Aid and Slade for another year, that’s for sure.
The album has 11 tracks, with the track listing on the retailer’s page if you need it. You can pre-order now ahead of release this Friday, with the album retailing for £15.99.