It’s that time of year again for singer Michael Bublé to celebrate the holiday season with some of his favorite fellow performers/entertainers. Some of them you’ve heard of — Celine Dion, Blake Shelton — some of them may have slipped under your cool music radar including Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a funk/soul band that’s been performing together since 1996. To truly capture the essence of the classic funk/soul genre, they don’t use digital recording methods – they’re all analog. Their dedication to keeping it real is starting to pay off. In 2014, the band was nominated for their first Grammy in the Best R&B Album of the Year category for Give The People What They Want. They’re also known to collaborate with other artists. You can hear them on Amy Winehouse’s 2006 album Back To Black on the tracks “Rehab” and “You Know I’m No Good”, among others. (The Dap-Kings were Winehouse’s backup band on her first US tour.) The band has also worked with Bublé’s version of “Baby (you’ve got what it takes)” and on David Byrne and St. Vincent’s Love This Giant. They will perform on Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood on December 10 at 8pm on NBC.