indieland's 30 Days of Christmas - Day 6 - Best Throwback Music Video - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
There aren't a ton of standout holiday music videos from independent artists, but in 2015, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings released a classic with "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects". Featured as a single from "It's a Holiday Soul Party" (Daptone Records), "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects" is a beautiful modern Christmas song.
Featuring the soulful elements that made Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings such a fun and important musical outfit, "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects" explores Christmas from a child's perspective. Ultimately, it doubles as a poignant song dedicated to the subject's mother, who is, after all, the real Santa Claus.
Sharon Jones passed away about one year after releasing this beautiful song and video, but her spirit lives on brightly through her music. "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects" is a testament to her strength of spirit and zest for life.