Friday, April 22, 2016

Voyage By Sugar Blue To Be Released on M.C. Records April 29

M.C. Records is proud to announce a world-wide release of "Voyage" from harmonica extraordinaire Sugar Blue on April 29. The release marks Sugar's first studio recording in five years.

"Voyage" from Sugar Blue is by the former Rolling Stone harmonica player (he recorded on three albums) and Grammy Award winner. You'll find contemporary blues, infused with jazz and reggae to make it one of the more adventurous roots records of the year.

Sugar Blue has played and recorded with musicians ranging from Willie Dixon to Stan Getz to Frank Zappa to Johnny Shines to Bob Dylan, he is perhaps best known for his signature riff and solo on the Rolling Stones' hit "Miss You."

2016 will be a banner year for Sugar Blue with his first studio recording coming out in five years, a world-wide tour and appearing in a new movie. Sugar Blue will be in the film "Sidemen, A Long Road To Glory." It premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Other musicians involved in the project include Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Derek Trucks, Joe Bnamassa and Johnny Winter.

Born James Whiting - he was raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was a singer and dancer at the fabled Apollo Theater. He spent his childhood among the musicians and show people who knew his mother, including the great Billie Holiday, and decided that he wanted to be a performer. Sugar Blue began his career as a street musician and made his first recordings in 1975 with legendary blues figures Brownie McGhee and Roosevelt Sykes.

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