Friday, September 25, 2009

G. Love & Special Sauce - Superhero Brother -2008-
(Roots, Blues, Hip Hop)

From: Philly

G. Love and Special Sauce's Superhero Brother is their third album for Jack Johnson's Brushfire label, and 10th overall in a career that now spans 15 years. Pretty good for guy who started out busking on the streets in Philly. Superhero Brother combines both political and party songs yet both come out feeling fun. "Peace Love and Happiness" was inspired by a trip G. Love made to the same slums of Rio de Janeiro depicted in the movie City of God. Stand out track "Wontcha Come Home" is a cover of an old Jamaican rock steady song by The Conquerers on the famed Trojan label, backed by Jazz and Houseman's Sly & Robbie-like rhythm section. So if you have never heard a blues hip-hop artist, which most of you haven't because I think G. Love made it up - Here is your chance.

G. Love & Special Sauce - Peace, Love & Happiness

G. Love & Special Sauce - Wontcha Come Home