Love Saves the Day

Love Saves the Day

by G. Love & Special SauceG. Love & Special Sauce


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Love Saves the Day kicks off with a title track that lurches like prime Black Keys, but this isn't a sign that G. Love & Special Sauce are scrambling to keep up with the times, nor is it an indication that they're aching for their past. Instead, the band -- which, as on 2014's Sugar, is a reconstituted version of their original lineup featuring guitarist/vocalist G. Love, drummer Jeffrey Clemens, and bassist Jim Prescott, who returned in 2014 after a five-year hiatus -- feel as if they're pulling together all their interests, both past and present, to engage with a perpetual now. For G. Love & Special Sauce, they live in a world where soul-jazz is filtered through hip-hop and co-exists happily with greasy electric blues; a world where rap, R&B, and rock are traditions to be played with, not treated with respectful distance. Appropriately, all the invited guests -- and there are a lot of them -- share this sensibility and all these musicians underscore the group's wide-ranging interests. Roots rock stalwarts David Hidalgo and Lucinda Williams stand alongside the funkier Ozomatli, Money Mark, and DJ Logic, plus there's a feint toward pop via a duet with Citizen Cope. It's aggressively eclectic but it's not showy: it doesn't draw attention to its cornucopia of sounds, it simply slides from one jam to another. If the songs don't necessarily stick, that's fine -- this is all about vibe, the idea of creating a never-ending party where everybody is welcome and, in that regard, G. Love & Special Sauce succeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2015
Label: Brushfire Records
UPC: 0602547525093
catalogNumber: 002388702
Rank: 94882

Album Credits

Performance Credits

G. Love & Special Sauce   Primary Artist
Lucinda Williams   Vocals
Clarence Greenwood   Vocals
Money Mark   Piano
Jeffrey Clemens   Drums,Tambourine,Vocals
Jimmy Prescott   Bass,Vocals
Robert Carranza   Tambourine
DJ Logic   scratching
Asfru Sierra   Trumpet,Vocals
Raúl Pacheco   Guitar
Mark Boyce   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Adam Topol   Percussion,Conga
Zach Gill   Piano
Kristy Lee   Vocals
Garrett Dutton   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Slide Guitar
David Hildago   Electric Guitar,Squeezebox
James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott   Bass,Upright Bass
Justin Poreee   Tambourine
Ulysses Baya   Saxophone,Vocals

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Clarence Greenwood   Composer
Jeffrey Clemens   Composer
Jimmy Prescott   Composer
Robert Carranza   Producer,Engineer
Jon Evans   Engineer
Steve Powers   Artwork
Citizen Cope   Additional Production
Sam Hollander   Composer
Josh Edmondson   Composer
Zach Gill   Engineer
Garrett Dutton   Composer

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