Jean Roussel

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Jean Roussel
Jean Roussel - used with permission
Basic information
Birth name: Jean Alain Roussel
Birth date: 1951
Origin: Port Louis, Mauritius
Occupation(s): Musician, Composer, Producer, Arranger
Associated acts: Cat Stevens, Bob Marley, The Police
Official website:

In January 1981 Jean Roussel recorded the demo version of Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic with Sting at Le Studio in Morin Heights near Montreal.

They played all of the instruments, basses, guitars, synths, marimbas pianos , clavinets etc... and Sting sang.

The song was destined for Sting's first solo album.

Several months later Jean Roussel got a call in Montreal (where he was still living at the time) from Sting and Miles Copeland to fly ASAP to Monserrat, to re-record the title with Sting and the other two members of the band.

They worked on the song for about a week, and none of the versions recorded were anywhere as good as the demo...

Finally Sting decided to use the original demo - and the version that is on the group's album is the exact original demo which Sting & Jean Roussel recorded, with Stewart's drums replacing the drum machine used on the demo and Andy's additional guitar parts.


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Jean Roussel's MySpace page

Assistance Médicale Toit du Monde


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