Gee Records
East Of The River Nile
7" Single / Digital Release
December 12, 2015

Artist & tune
  • Soul Sugar feat. Courtney John - All I Know / Version
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Paris-based Soul Sugar, a music collective led by producer/arranger and multi-instrumentalist Guillaume 'Gee' Metenier (organ, piano, melodica, bass, string synthesizer & drum machine), doesn't limit itself to a particular musical style as they are into Soul, Funk, Jazz, Afro, Rocksteady, and Dub. Of interest for reggae & dub fans are their blazing funky reworkings of Jackie Mittoo's "Drum Song" (featured on their "Hands On EP" from 2013) and Augustus Pablo's "East Of The River Nile" (in October 2013 issued on limited edition 7" vinyl, which sold out).

And now, two years later Gee Recordings outta France have released the vocal cut for Soul Sugar's funky instrumental "East Of The River Nile" featuring the angelic voice of respected Jamaican vocalist and songwriter Courtney John, who is known from several hit tunes like for example "Lucky Man", "Win Some" and "Love Is". The truly sublime as well as tough "All I Know" is a killer, which was recorded when Guillaume 'Gee' Metenier and Courtney John hooked up in Jamaica a while back. To collaborate with Courtney John was a very good choice as this enigmatic, rare artist has an open musical mind and is never reluctant when it comes to exploring musical barriers as he has shown with The Courtney John Project. Hopefully there's much more to come as the combined forces of Soul Sugar and Courtney John have produced a winner.

Not to be missed!!