Funk, Blues & Soul in Pure DSD 256 Stereo!
Sugar Hip Ya Ya is the debut album from singer Dionne Bennett on Hunnia Records. The album features two Soul Classics – Tell Mama written by Clarence Carter and made famous by Etta James and Yes We Can Can written by Allen Toussaint and made famous by The Pointer Sisters and Lee Dorsey – plus eight original songs, seven of which were written or co-written by Little G Weevil.
The album was recorded and is being released in Pure DSD 256 Stereo. It was produced by Little G Weevil who released a Pure DSD 256 Blues album on Hunnia Records earlier this year (also available from NativeDSD). It features Dionne Bennett on Vocals, Laszlo Borson on Guitar, Matyas Premecz on Hammond B3 Organ and Keyboards, Attila Herr on Bass and Lajos Gyenge on Drums and Percussion. Plus, a host of featured musicians and singers – including Robert Zoltan Hunka from Hunnia Records!
Dionne Bennett is a British/West-Indian singer-songwriter, producer, and radio personality. She started singing and performing live at age 14 and released her first soul single by the time she was 15. Dionne is internationally known for her unique and diverse vocal style that covers all Afro-culture influenced genres from Blues, Jazz to Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Reggae, Drum Bass Funk, Rock & Roll, and beyond.
During her career she has performed throughout Europe, and has shared the stage with music legends such as Dr. John and Maceo Parker. She has also opened for the British supergroup Oasis as one of the vocalists of the ’The Peth’ fronted by Welsh actor, producer, and singer Rhys Ifans.
Dionne Bennett is an exceptional and universal talent which shows on the variety of genres she has blessed with her golden voice. She has released singles with renowned jazz pianist Jason Rebello, Grammy award winner saxophone player Tim Garland, and rock bands including Super Furry Animals and The Earth.
Dionne Bennett – Vocals
Laszlo Borson – Guitar
Matyas Premecz – Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards
Attila Herr – Bass
Lajos Gyenge – Drums, Percussion
Tamas Sovari – Trumpet on Tracks 1,2,6,7
Zoltan Albert- Saxophone on Tracks 1,2,6,7
Ritas Foris – Background Vocals on Tracks 1,2,6,7
Jonathan Andelic – Background Vocals on Tracks 1,2,6,7
Adas Zsuffa – Background Vocals on Track 10
Robert Zoltan Hunka – Background Vocals on Track 10
Little G Weevil – Lead Guitar on Track 2 and Background Vocals on Tracks 3,10
Total time: 00:46:26
Robert Zoltan Hunka
Dexter and Tom Caulfield
|Original Recording Format|
Little G Weevil
Gabor "Gubakov" Halasz, Gabor Vastag and Dexter
Band and Background Vocals recorded at Sounday Studio in Budapest, Hungary on July 19-21, 2021; Lead Vocals by Gabor "Gubakov" Halasz and Gabor Vastag and Horn Section recorded at Supersize Studio in Torokbalint, Hungary on July 22-25, 2021 by Gabor "Gubakov" Halasz and Dexter
|Release Date||November 6, 2021|
Roots Music Report
By the time Dionne Bennett dims the lights with the steamy reggae track “My Life”, she’s thoroughly rocked the listener with a trio of burners including a rave-up workout on the Etta James-popularized “Tell Mama”.
A natural soul scorcher of the Tina Turner variety, the British/West Indian vocalist is consistently strong on a set primarily built on producer Little G Weevil-penned originals. Other tracks of note include “Get Style”, “Spy Me” and the title track.
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