In the early seventies Sugar had more or less singlehandedly revived the fortunes of Studio One, before cutting a string of hits for Channel One. Meanwhile his Youth Promotion sound system and his own label Black Roots nurtured fresh new talent like Tenor Saw, Nitty Gritty and Junior Reid. After moving to London at the turn of the decade, his international smash Good Thing Going brought Sugar a rash of lucrative major label offers, which he declined, preferring to link up with Bullwackies in New York.
This album contains the full vocal versions of tracks included on African Roots Act 3. With the core of his band drawn from the Wackies group Itopia, Sugar sings inimitably for lovers, bubblers and rootsmen all. He recasts Michael Jackson again; and — alongside Studio One maestro Jackie Mittoo in the studio — revisits his all-time favourite album, The Heptones On Top.