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.
Marvin Gaye’s single “I Want You” was a big step forward for his sound & vision and marked a change in direction – from hip Motown Soul to a more sultry, Disco sound. Marvin’s vocals are notably intimate and the lyrics are more explicit, more personal. An original soul classic, “I Want You” is memorable for its unique combination of lush harmonies, a mesmerizing groove and the apparent sexiness of the theme itself.
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 ‘ N.O.F Studio’.
A Soul Sugar Feat. Leonardo Carmichael– I Want You (Discomix Version)
B1 Soul Sugar Feat. Leonardo Carmichael With Sly & Robbie– I Want You (Vocal Mix)
B2 Soul Sugar Feat. Leonardo Carmichael With Sly & Robbie– I Want You (Dub Mix)