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Total download size: 1.00GB Total play length: 45:03

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G. Love's 20th anniversary album, featuring the return of Jimi Jazz

G. Love & Special Sauce are a Philadelphia-based trio whose laid-back, sloppy blues sound is quite unique, as it encompasses the sound/production of classic R&B and recent rap artists (the Beastie Boys, in particular). The group — G. Love (born Garrett Dutton) on guitar/vocals/harmonica, Jeff Clemens on drums, and Jim Prescott on upright bass — released their self-titled debut in 1994 on OKeh/Epic. It received enthusiastic reviews and went gold on the strength of the MTV-spun video for "Cold Beverage.

Their seventh studio album, Sugar, is the band's second album for Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records. Sugar harks back to G. Love & Special Sauce's early lo-fi blues, rap, and soul-influenced sound. Once again featuring the lead vocals and guitar of Garrett Dutton aka G. Love, bassist Jimi "Jazz" Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey "Houseman" Clemens, Sugar was produced by Los Angeles' Robert Carranza. Carranza, who has previously worked with such eclectic acts as Ozomatli, Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, has a knack for capturing a band's live, organic aesthetic, and Sugar is no exception.

"Together, G. Love and Carranza have crafted an earthy, tasty album that features some of the best songs the trio have ever recorded. There are a few special guests this time out, with Ben Harper and Marc Broussard adding backing vocals to 'Nothing Else Quite Like Home,' and trumpeter/vocalist Shamarr Allen helps spice up 'Weekend Dance #2.' Similarly, vocalist Kristy Lee (who appeared in the acclaimed backup singer documentary "20 Feet from Stardom") duets with G. Love on the soulful, old-school R&B number 'One Night Romance.' However, guest artists aside, the focal point on Sugar is the original trio and the distinctive energy, sound, and musical magic they've produced since their self-titled debut in 1994." —

1. Come Up Man
2. Nite Life
3. Good Life
4. Nothing Else Quite Like Home
5. Smokin’ Blues
6. Sugar
7. Weekend Dance #2
8. Saturday Night
9. One Night Romance
10. Windshield Wipers
11. Cheating Heart
12. Too Much Month
13. Run For Me
14. Bad Girl Baby Blues

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