The Sugarman 3 are an organ driven soul machine. Originally formed by tenor saxophonist & Daptone Records co-owner Neal Sugarman as a Boogaloo / Soul Jazz combo in the late 1990’s, the band quickly defined it’s sound as a break from the academics of typical soul-jazz by focusing on the soulful funk element of organ music.
“Sugar’s Boogaloo” was the 1998 debut album by The Sugarman 3 on Desco Records. This was followed in 2000 with “Soul Donkey”. After Neal Sugarman & Gabriel Roth formed Daptone Records in 2001, The Sugarman 3 released their next album “Pure Cane Sugar” in 2002. Aside from a few 45’s with Lee Fields, The Sugarman 3 would not release another album until 2012’s “What The World Needs Now”.
The Sugarman 3 have worked with Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Naomi Davis and Bernard “Pretty” Purdie.