26 October 2008

Juicy - Sugar Free

Juicy was brother and sister duo Jerry and Katreese Barnes, who released a few singles and two albums between 1982 and 1987. This was their biggest hit from 1985 and was produced by Eumir Deodato. I must admit that I didn't realise he did electronic music, I'm more familiar with his jazz-funk/disco stuff from the seventies, but it seems he did quite a bit of production through the eighties. It's very nice though, that slow Electro-Soul vibe reminiscent classics like Hangin' On A String or Dare To Dream. There are two versions on the 12" - the dance mix and the radio mix - no real difference apart from the length. There are also two bonus tracks taken from the first LP. Bad Boy is a more uptempo and pop sounding club track, Forever And Ever is somewhere between the two, not a club track but not as mellow as Sugar Free. All in all, a nice little package. Enjoy!

Juicy - Sugar Free (Deo-Super Dance Remix).mp3


Anonymous said...

I have the 12" for this song. Bought it new when it came out. Fresh.

Anonymous said...

It's 2009 and it took me this long to find "Juicy" and their hot track "Sugar Free". These are the rare tracks which keeps me on the never ending hunt for bands that today, barely get any recognition yet have a lot of talent.

History repeats itself, and my prediction is that Old School music is going to have a big comeback someday.