Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects” Video

By Tom Breihan / December 11, 2013 - 11:07 am

If you watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings joined Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as one of the most welcome and unexpected acts to belt out a song from a moving float. Jones’s appearance was a whole lot more impressive, too, when you consider that she’s going through cancer treatments; she had successful surgery earlier this year. Jones, understandably, does not appear in the video for “Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects,” the new but old-school Christmas soul song that she sang from that parade float. Instead, the animated clip shows us the plight of a little kid attempting to string Christmas lights from a project rooftop. Ryan Louie directs; watch it below.

The new Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings album Give The People What They Want is out 1/14 on Daptone; check out the similarly animated “Retreat!” video.