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SOUL SUGAR feat. BOOKER G & BLUNDETTO: Cool Down + I Want You Sly & Robbie remix

SOUL SUGAR feat. BOOKER G & BLUNDETTO:  Cool DownSoul Sugar’s latest single, Cool Down, provides a taster of what to expect on their forthcoming fourth album, Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk & Dub, and if it’s anything to go by that’ll be a very sweet main course. Soul Sugar bandleader Guillaume Metenier has not only co-produced this track but roped in fellow countrymen Blundetto (for the guitar), Blackjoy and – er – himself, under
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SOUL SUGAR feat. LEO CARMICHAEL: Never Too Much (Vinyl 12″)

SOUL SUGAR feat. LEO CARMICHAEL: Never Too Much (Vinyl 12Cementing their credentials as purveyors of the smoochiest late night reggae soul covers, Soul Sugar return with their extended ‘Discomix’ cover of Luther Vandross’s early 80s anthem Never Too Much on vinyl 12″. And while they might not be wearing massive shiny suits like old ‘Velvet Voice’ (well, you have to assume no-one else would want to wear that sort of getup anyway), where could
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SOUL SUGAR feat. LEONARD CARMICHAEL: I Want You Discomix

SOUL SUGAR feat. LEONARD CARMICHAEL: I Want You DiscomixReggae goes slo-mo disco then on the new 12″ from Gee Street Recordings’ Soul Sugar as the band – known for all manner of retro reggae business – comes up trumps with a highly serviceable cover of Marvin Gaye’s I Want You hit from ’76 in the form of the I Want You Discomix. Standing in for Gaye is eminently capable Jamaican vocalist and previous Soul Sugar collaborator Leonard Carmichael while Soul Sugar
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SOUL SUGAR feat. LEONARDO CARMICHAEL: Why Can’t We Live Together (2016)

why-cant-we-live-together-soul-sugarSoul Sugar take Timmy Thomas’s minimal seventies soul groove Why Can’t We Live Together and transform it into a slo-mo disco-inflected reggae groove with a super smooth falsetto soul vocal from Leonardo Carmichael. The gently throbbing bass and the song’s message are the very tonic for a world which seems bent on dealing with political and corporate excess by handing the
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SOUL SUGAR: Drum Song (2016)

Drum Song Soul SugarDrum Song finds Soul Sugar‘s Guillaume Metenier re-imagining the afrocentric 70s cut of the same name by former Skatalite and Studio One music director Jackie Mittoo as a smouldering organ-led reggae number. A protege of Dr Lonnie Smith, Metenier recorded this cover in a loft in the south of Paris and the release is out, correctly, on seven inch vinyl. The track originally featured as part of
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SOUL SUGAR feat. COURTNEY JOHN: All I Know (2015)

All I Know Soul SugarAll Courtney John knows, is that what you reap is what you sow. And I know that because that’s what he sings on Soul Sugar‘s elegantly minimal new reggae soul single All I Know. But that’s not all I know. I know that John’s wistful falsetto, the occasional smouldering organ and subtle guitar licks and atmospherics add up to more than the
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SOUL SUGAR: East Of The River Nile (2013)

Soul Sugar follow in the footsteps of Augustus Pablo with their new single and cover of Pablo’s ’77 classic East Of The River Nile. Those with more than a basic knowledge of the reggae legend will know that literally ‘following in the footsteps’ of Pablo would involve producing a large body of well respected musical work, smoking a prodigious amount of ‘erb and ultimately passing away due to
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SOUL SUGAR: Hands On EP (2013)

If last week’s post about Euro Cinema’s Koekwaus/ Thank You single didn’t sate your appetite for hammond funk then you might want to check out Soul Sugar‘s Hands On EP as well. A mellower affair, this six tracker has more in common with the output of hammond crazy man Dr Lonnie Smith and drops organ grooves that range from vintage funk to vintage reggae plus two versions of
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