In a season of all things spice, the essential ingredients in your holiday soundtrack are a must. And there’s no tastier playlist to serve on your musical tabletop than It’s A Holiday Soul Party by our local late, great native sister, Sharon Jones, and her Dap Kings.
An old-school soul platter of 11 funky holiday jams is on tap as Sharon takes traditional Christmas numbers and stirs in some heavy-whipping soul.
A smooth-clackin’ rendition of “Silent Night” and a tassel-prancing “White Christmas” set the mood as original tunes like the deep-funky “Just Another Christmas Song” and horn-riffin’ slap-count of “8 Days of Hanukkah” take the spice cake. Released in 2015, It’s a Holiday Soul Party is still the complete spread of funky sprinkles and sugar power.
Whether you are hosting a holiday party or ripping through a mountain of gifts, this classic record will make you want to jump back and kiss yourself under the mistletoe.
- Chris Rucker