When a single comes out of the Gee Records camp in Paris, France, it is always something special. Guillaume Metenier aka “Gee”, musician, composer, producer and more, has been able to establish himself as another small powerhouse label in Europe. Deeply rooted in jazz, funk, soul, and various kinds of reggae, the Gee imprint puts out quality records no doubt. Their latest release comes from Courtney John with “Strangers”, a seven inch that was co-written by Gee and Courtney, and is a slow burner of a track that features both of them and also includes a celebrated line up of international players from Paris as well. John is no stranger to the life of reggae music, as his uncles Beres and Winston Hammond passed the torch to young Courtney when he was just twelve. He hasn’t looked back since. Finding fortune with his talent with the likes of Sly and Robbie, Luciano, Mr. Vegas, Joseph Hill, and more, this lovers rocker has had much success with his song writing, vocal and producing abilities. Mixing the old and the new on this track, John weaves his tale in an authentic way. While we absolutely love John’s vocal abilities, we are indeed enamored by the flip side, which in a true reggae fashion is the dub version of the track. Another solid performance from Courtney John. Gee and their stable of players once again. Check out the track below, and order the record out Nov. 4th.
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