MUSIC: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Please Come Home For Christmas
by Drew Fontaine
“Please Come Home For Christmas” has long been a perennial holiday tearjerker, ever since its first recording by Charles Brown in 1960. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ faithful, soul-heavy reading—from 2015’s It’s a Holiday Soul Party—proves itself miles better than those of clueless rock bands.
If bluesy lyrics aren’t quite enough, the loss of Jones herself this year should sprinkle a few salty tears into the proverbial eggnog. Here’s to a more joyful 2017, with “no more sorrow, no grief and pain.”