DON SUGARCANE HARRIS Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (Deluxe Edition)

Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (1973)
Unreleased Deluxe Edition

Back when I was first turning on to electric violinists, there seemed to be but three major names; Papa John Creach, Jean-Luc Ponty and Don “Sugarcane” Harris… with no disrespect to the Darol Angers and David LaFlammes of the world. Both Ponty and Harris worked within Zappa’s ranks, which is where I first heard them both. And… why electrified violinists make me think of FZ to this day. Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues was recorded live at the Berliner Jazztage Festival in 1971, and is considered one of his best. Now, for the first time, we’re fattening the original LP with three, recently unearthed, unreleased outtakes from the same performance. An additional 25 minutes, creating this needle-molesting, vinyl-ripped, faux Deluxe Edition. Fortunately, for those craving quality, a real reissue came out last year. Unfortunately, nobody thought to add these outtakes, which sound cleaner than the vinyl. Ideal for those who straddle the jazz/rock/blues divide and pine for a unique approach, if only just to distinguish it all from the rest. Check out this band; Don “Sugarcane” Harris (electric violin, vocals), Volker Kriegel (guitar), Terje Rypdal (guitar), Wolfgang Dauner (piano), Neville Whitehead (bass), Robert Wyatt (drums).

Liz Pineapple Wonderful (7:47
Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (15:41)
Song For My Father (10:11)
Where’s My Sunshine (11:25)
It’s Not My Fault (8:14) – Unreleased Bonus Track
Moog Solo (2:45) – Unreleased Bonus Track
Been Down So Long (13:39) – Unreleased Bonus Track



  • 1
    May 26, 2011 - 12:53 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    June 3, 2011 - 00:46 | Permalink

    very nice W, Thanks

  • 3
    February 19, 2012 - 06:21 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard, Much appreciated!

  • 4
    May 1, 2012 - 23:32 | Permalink

    In one of those weird, “I can’t believe I didn’t notice this” moments, I found this and went “whoa”…In ANOTHER of those weird “how in the F*** did i NOT know about this” moments, I realized this has TERJE RYPDAL and ROBERT WYATT….
    Jesus… this has to be literally months before Robert broke his back, rendering him useless(possibly) as a drummer, but allowing him to move on to become one of the greatest icons of popular music we have today, wheelchair and all.
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(exclamation points added for effect)

  • 5
    May 2, 2012 - 10:07 | Permalink

    Cool. Glad you’re diggin’ it.

  • 6
    October 8, 2012 - 21:24 | Permalink

    Just recently found out about the extra tracks for “Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues”, but cannot seem to find any download links!? Just for “Liz Pineapple Wonderfull”. What am I missing here? — Jürgen

  • 7
    October 8, 2012 - 23:49 | Permalink

    Comment #1

  • 8
    October 9, 2012 - 02:05 | Permalink

    Tried that, all I get is a small picture of the cover that calls up a larger picture. Had more luck with the KC stuff (nice!). — Jürgen

  • 9
    October 9, 2012 - 08:36 | Permalink

    There’s a DF link under the small picture of the cover.

  • 10
    October 9, 2012 - 11:38 | Permalink

    OK thanks. It’s a browser problem. Firefox 15.0.1 only shows a yellow page with the cover picture appearing and diappearing depending on cursor positioning. Google-chrome does
    show the blue frame on which the cover picture and the link are placed. Strange. — Jürgen

  • 11
    October 9, 2012 - 12:13 | Permalink

    Thanks for the follow-up.

  • 12
    November 7, 2012 - 03:15 | Permalink

    Thanks for bringing this artist to my attention. I am sure that I heard him originally playing with Zappa but had never been exposed to his recordings. I really love his playing. Thanks as always..W

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