Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on December 23, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Aint No Chimneys In the Projects (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Binky Griptite - Holiday Breakdown (MP3)

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Christmas? Soul? Christmas Soul! Here you go, kids: Sharon Jones' debut holiday song! In this self-penned little jingle-jangler, Sharon takes us back to her childhood, where as a young girl in the projects of Brooklyn she wondered how Santa was ever going to bring her any toys when clearly, "There Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects." As she soon finds out, the true miracle of Christmas was no fat man shimmying down heating ducts, but rather the love with which her own mother had been secretly tucking those presents under that tree. Awww. With a little help from Sharon's backup singers and some tasty violin runs offered up by the Bushwick Philharmonic, the Dap-Kings lock into their usual nasty little pocket and the groove blossoms like a soulful red pointsettia beneath Sharon's story. The flip gives Daptone mouth-man Binky Griptite an instrumental taste overwhich he lays down a heartfelt holiday message of tolerance and togetherness. Right on, Santa!
That description describes one of the best holiday gifts that I received this holiday season so far, and that is the new Daptone Records holiday single! Purchase the 45 on their website, or get it free when you order $30 of other stuff, and/or download the songs for free above!

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have added a Brooklyn show. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL: That Brooklyn show is just a week away, in 2009, and in a bowling alley. It'll probably put all the New Years Eve events happening one night later to shame, and it's only $20 (translation: Sharon Jones is playing Brooklyn Bowl on December 30th!) (get tickets) (they play New Years Eve also, but in DC.)

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings recently played a private and super fancy Urbandaddy holiday party, and not long before that they played a show at Starland Ballroom in NJ. A couple of videos from the Jersey show with all tour dates below...

Sharon Jones ... and Joe @ Starland Ballroom

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "100 Days, 100 Nights"

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - 2009/2010 Tour Dates
Dec 30 - Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, New York w/ The Ivan Milev Band
Dec 31 - 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Jan 22 - State College State College, Pennsylvania
Jan 23 - Diesel Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 26 - Snoe Down Winter Music Festival Rutland, Vermont

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Comments (11)

thanks BV

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2009 8:58 AM

awesome! thanks

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2009 10:39 AM

thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2009 10:47 AM

Damn it!! I'm going to be out of town & miss this. That sucks Christmas Balls!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2009 10:48 AM

Man, Daptone kicks so much ass. Not only have all these bands played tons of free NYC shows, they still make time to put on cheap shows at venues like Southpaw and Brooklyn Bowl, when they have the ability to sell out venues like Beacon and Nokia for twice as much per ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2009 1:07 PM

Man, Daptone kicks so much ass. Not only have all these bands played tons of free NYC shows, they still make time to put on

Posted by بنات الكويت | February 27, 2010 4:56 AM

Man, Daptone kicks so much ass. Not only have all these bands played tons of free NYC shows

Posted by دردشه صوتيه | February 27, 2010 4:59 AM

Man, Daptone kicks so much ass. Not only

Posted by شات صوتي | February 27, 2010 5:04 AM

Cute article superb video both of them rocking very cute........nice blog....thanks......Penisvergrößerung

Posted by Penisvergrößerung | February 27, 2010 3:43 PM

Got my tickets already.!!

Posted by شات | August 7, 2010 10:47 PM

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