Big Sugar

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    The first album release for Big Sugar having come directly from the blues and jazz clubs of Toronto, Canada to a recording studio full of guest musicians and a live audience. This serves as a snapshot in time.

    Features Gordie Johnson’s first song ‘Groundhog Day’, fan favorite ‘Sleep In Late’ and the incomparable Molly Johnson on ‘Round Midnight’.

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The first album release for Big Sugar having come directly from the blues and jazz clubs of Toronto, Canada to a recording studio full of guest musicians and a live audience. This serves as a snapshot in time.

Big Sugar's eponymous debut album features Gordie Johnson’s first song ‘Groundhog Day’, fan favorite ‘Sleep In Late’ and the incomparable Molly Johnson on ‘Round Midnight’.

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released January 1, 1992

Produced by Tom Treumuth and Big Sugar

Track listing:
1. Sleep in Late (D. Wall, A. Whiteman)
2. Come Back Baby (B. Arnold, arr. by G.Johnson)
3. Motherless Children (Traditional, arr. by G. Johnson)
4. So Many Roads – For Clive (Marshall Paul)
5. Bemsha Swing (Monk, Best)
6. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
7. Groundhog Day (G. Johnson)
8. Just About Sunrise (G. Johnson)
9. Goodbye Train (G. Johnson)
10.Nowhere to Go (C. Linden)
11.‘Round Midnight (Monk)
12.Devil Got My Woman (Nehemiah James, arr. by G.Johnson)

Recorded by Tom Rogers at Hypnotic Studios. Assisted by Daryn Barry & Peter Judge. Additional Recording by Daryn Barry. Digitally Edited by Alfio Annibalini.

Mixed at Hypnotic by Tom Treumuth: tracks 4 & 12
Mixed at Hypnotic by Tom Treumuth, Gordie Johnson & Tom Rogers: tracks 2, 5, & 6
Mixed at Hypnotic by Gordie Johnson & Tom Rogers: track 11
Mixed at Reaction Studios by Tom Treumuth & James Stewart: tracks 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 &10

Mastered by George Graves at The Lacquer Channel

BIG SUGAR IS
Gordie Johnson- Guitar/ Vocals
Terry Wilkins- Bass/ Vocals
Al Cross- Drums


Guest Musicians
Patrick Ballantyne- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Greg Beresford- Percussion
Kate Fenner- Vocals
Nick Gotham- Sax
Gene Hardy- Sax
Johnny Johnson- Sax
Molly Johnson- Vocals
David Wall- Vocals
Andrew Whiteman- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Molly Johnson of Infidels appears courtesy of I.R.S Records

Art Direction and Design- David Andoff
Photography- Denise Grant

Special thanks to Molly Johnson for her guidance and for singing 'Round Midnight.

Thanks to everyone who organised and took part in the live recording, and to all of those who have inspired and supported Big Sugar.

Special thanks to- everyone at A&M Records for their genuine excitement and enthusiasm towards the project, The Katherine, Jaymz Bee, Julian Grant, Bruce Parlette, Michael Mateo, Eric Yaelland, Tantara, and Teleskop Film who played an integral part in this event.

Big Sugar Big Sugar Hypnotic / A&M – 713561005-2
Copyright: 1992 Canada
Notes: Self titled debut release; Gordie Johnson, Al Cross and Terry Wilkins Original 12 track release on Hypnotic/A&M later issued as Hypnotic/Bread & Butter distributed by A&M.

Big Sugar Big Sugar Provogue – PRD 70522
Copyright: 1993 Netherlands
Notes: European issue of debut with 14 tracks and different run order. Missing “Stardust” and “‘Round Midnight” from the domestic release. Includes “Lets Talk It Over”, “Stop Breaking Down”, “Shot In The Dark” and “In My Time of Dying”.

Big Sugar Big Sugar Rough Trade 329.7052.2
Copyright: 1993 Germany
Notes: German release of debut.

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Big Sugar boldly goes forth in 2020 with vinyl re-issues of their classic albums Five Hundred Pounds and Hemi-Vision as well as the release of the long anticipated new album Eternity Now on Universal Music.

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