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Sugar Hip Ya Ya [Pure DSD]

Dionne Bennett

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Original Recording Format: DSD 256
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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.

Lead Vocals
Dionne Bennett – Vocals

The Band
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


Please note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Tell Mama
Sugar Hip Ya Ya
Spy Me
My Life
Full Time Job
Yes We Can Can
Let It Rain
Don’t Fall For Love
Get It Right
Get Style

Total time: 00:46:26

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Executive Producer

Robert Zoltan Hunka

Mastering Engineers

Dexter and Tom Caulfield


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Original Recording Format


Little G Weevil

Recording Engineers

Gabor "Gubakov" Halasz, Gabor Vastag and Dexter

Recording Locations

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 DateNovember 6, 2021

Press reviews

Roots Music Report 4 out of 5

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.

1 review for Sugar Hip Ya Ya [Pure DSD]

    Another great discovery on the Native DSD site which I greatly appreciate for the high quality of its service and the DSD files offered.

    The Pure DSD files offered exclusively at Native DSD are pure happiness. Unfortunately for me, many of the Native DSD albums are Classical Music which is not my main interest (a matter of taste).

    With this album, I discover an extraordinary singer. She offers and masters a wide choice of musical styles. This is a magnificent album that is well recorded. The percussive rhythm section and the music is not tiring to listen to with headphones even at high volume.

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