There’s something about bringing new life to old favorites and doing so in a very tasteful way without destroying the creative output from the original artist. Marvin Gaye is one of those artists that did a fine job of recording timeless music so we someone decides to put their spin on it, it better be correct which is the case with the upcoming Soul Sugar ft. Leonardo Carmichal 12″ on Gee Recordings.
Soul Sugar drop their own reggae version of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” French outfit Soul Sugar – the brainchild of Guillaume “Gee” Metenier – deliver yet another soulful reggae 12”, this time a cover version of Marvin Gaye’s 1976 classic “I Want You”. Jamaicain native Leonardo Carmichael sings lead vocals and legendary drums and bass duo Sly & Robbie add their flavor to the mix, with two versions on side B. Soul Sugar’s Discomix version combines a smooth mixture of reggae, soul and funk over beefy bass lines, designed for heavyweight sound systems. Sly & Robbie, rhythm duo known for their studio work on countless reggae classics since the 1960s deliver their version, taking us back to the golden age of reggae, the days when it was typical for Jamaican musicians to record their own versions of American soul tunes. Ace producer Jahno dubs the mix live and direct to tape, from his very own ‘Studio N.O.F’.