This video, from their holiday album It’s A Holiday Soul Party! was released today.
The video for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' rendition of "Please Come Home For Christmas" from the holiday album It’s A Holiday Soul Party! was released today. Completed and planned for release before our beloved Sharon Jones lost her battle with pancreatic cancer, the song’s heartbreaking sentiment now feels more powerful. Watch the stop-motion claymation video, made in the style of holiday classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
This past week saw family, friends and fans gather in Brooklyn, NY and Augusta, GA to celebrate Sharon at memorials in each of her home cities. All fans will soon be able to celebrate Sharon’s strength, courage, humor and talent at home too. The critically acclaimed documentary Miss Sharon Jones! will be available worldwide on Netflix beginning January 7.
In a recent letter to fans, Daptone Records co-owner / The Dap-Kings band leader Gabriel Roth noted, "Our friend Sharon has always been at the heart of Daptone and always will be. I am so grateful to her and to all of you for putting your hearts into all of this in so many ways."
We wish you could be home with us this Christmas Sharon. We love you and miss you.
About It's A Holiday Soul Party!
The soulful holiday soundtrack It's A Holiday Soul Party! was released last fall on Daptone Records, and reissued on new green colored LP last month after selling out of it’s initial pressing. The 11-song set is an album of original and traditional holiday songs, and is the group’s first holiday record. The album includes “Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects” which the group performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in 2013, their ode to The Festival of Lights “8 Days (Of Hanukkah),” a cover of “Please Come Home For Christmas,” and more. The album is available to stream here, and to purchase here.
About The "Please Come Home For Christmas" Video
Written, produced and directed by Alex Howard & David Drew Hatter, the stop motion music video consists of over 3200 single photos. An iPhone 6 Plus with the Stop Motion application was used for the entire production. It required 3 months and more than 600 man hours to produce and 12 cans of flocking were used to create the cold, wintery setting.