G. Love & Special Sauce

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban
Tags: blues alternative seen live hip-hop acoustic rock singer-songwriter indie chill Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Formed by Philadelphia native G. Love (Garrett Dutton III, 3 October 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), this US act consciously recalls the pre-pop blues world alongside scat lyrics from the jazz tradition and hip-hop beats. G. Love met his partners, Jeffrey ‘Houseman’ Clemens (drums) and Jimmy ‘Jazz’ Prescott (bass) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 1992, after failing to earn a decent living busking in his native city. The intent was simple but unusual, as Clemens recalls: ‘G. Love writes great songs and each of us brings the spirit of the blues to the music.’ They met while Prescott was running a jam session at the Tam O Shanter bar, playing their debut performance there on 18 February 1993. Their debut album was the first to be released on Sony Music’s newly reactivated OKeh Records label, and the first ever by a white act in the label’s history. Though taking critics by surprise, it received almost universal praise...

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