14 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band's debut, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce reunite and return to form on Sugar. Sounding energized and inspired after their hiatus from performing as a trio, singer/guitarist G. Love (Garrett Dutton), bassist Jimi Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey Clemens get back to their signature blend of blues, soul, and hip-hop. The head-nodding jams "Come Up Man," "Nite Life," and the title track capture the old magic, while "Good Life" and "Cheating Heart" add new textures to their sound. The album also features guests Ben Harper and Marc Broussard (vocals on "Nothing Else Quite Like Home"), Merry Clayton (vocals on "One Night Romance"), Shamarr Allen (vocals and horns on "Weekend Dance #2"), and Kristy Lee (vocals on "Saturday Night"). The great David Hidalgo of Los Lobos plays guitar and violin on "Good Life" and "Windshield Wipers." Warm, funky, and loose, Sugar is up there with the original lineup's best work.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band's debut, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce reunite and return to form on Sugar. Sounding energized and inspired after their hiatus from performing as a trio, singer/guitarist G. Love (Garrett Dutton), bassist Jimi Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey Clemens get back to their signature blend of blues, soul, and hip-hop. The head-nodding jams "Come Up Man," "Nite Life," and the title track capture the old magic, while "Good Life" and "Cheating Heart" add new textures to their sound. The album also features guests Ben Harper and Marc Broussard (vocals on "Nothing Else Quite Like Home"), Merry Clayton (vocals on "One Night Romance"), Shamarr Allen (vocals and horns on "Weekend Dance #2"), and Kristy Lee (vocals on "Saturday Night"). The great David Hidalgo of Los Lobos plays guitar and violin on "Good Life" and "Windshield Wipers." Warm, funky, and loose, Sugar is up there with the original lineup's best work.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

churchofskatin ,

Radness

What do you mean as far from rock as possible? So its not a super distorted guitar with lyrics that sound like James Hetfield with downs syndrome? Anybody who appreciates good music could surely enjoy this. Thanks again G.

jp86012 ,

amazing

G. is back and better than ever this sound great!

The_Zuke ,

Garrett, Jimi & Jeff add the sugar to the sauce!

What a long wait it has been to here fresh new sounds from the true originators of the"rappin' blues"! Welcome back Jazz, hope your Portland stint was refreshing and revitalizing. From the early listens of this record the new sound is a mix of ole' skool Sauce and deep RnB roots. G. Love fans will absolutely love this stuff. New listeners will get an introduction to gritty blues guitar plucking in a hip hop package underlined with catchy hooks and bottomless bass in your face! Quality tunes by passionate hard workin' musicians. Y'all should be proud of your career! Go buy the album folks, it's worth it!

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