Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have released a music video for their rendition of “Please Come Home for Christmas,” from their album It’s a Holiday Soul Party! Completed and planned for release before Jones lost her battle with pancreatic cancer, the stop-motion Claymation video is in the style of Christmas TV classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.
This past week saw friends and fans gather in Brooklyn, New York and Augusta, Georgia to celebrate Jones at memorials in each of her home cities. In a recent letter to fans, Daptone Records co-owner and Dap-Kings band leader Gabriel Roth said, “Our friend Sharon has always been at the heart of Daptone and always will be. I am grateful to her and to all of you for putting your hearts into all of this in so many ways.”
It also warrants mention that the documentary Miss Sharon Jones! will be available on Netflix beginning January 7th.