Scone Cash Players (Daptone family) releasing Christmas 7″ (listen)
Scone Cash Players are the group led by Adam Scone, whose Hammond Organ playing you may recognize from his work with Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Naomi Shelton, and others. He writes, arranges, and produces all of the band’s work himself, and he’s been doing it for quite a while, with Scone Cash Players albums dating back a decade and music under his own name dating back even longer. He just released a new album, Blast Furnace, last week, and now he’s getting in the holiday spirit, with the Scone Cold Christmas 7″ due out November 30 via Flamingo Time/Mango Hill Records (pre-order).
The 7″ features two songs, “My First Divorced Christmas (Santa Clause Got a Divorce)” with Lee Taylor on vocals and “They Say It’s Christmas Time (Christmas Time In Brooklyn)” with John Dokes on vocals. They’re both warm and soulful, with light sleighbell percussion, offering two very different takes on the holidays. You can stream the band’s new album below too.