UPGRADED! If you got this one back in 2010 when we originally posted it… get it again! Back when I was first turning on to electric violinists, there seemed to be but three big names in the field; Papa John Creach, Jean-Luc Ponty and Don “Sugarcane” Harris (with no disrespect, of course, 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 both… and why electrified violinists still 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 (now upgraded) fake Deluxe Edition. Our original post used a vinyl rip of Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues, but we’ve now upgraded those files, using the fantastic sounding 2010 CD reissue of this 1973 album, which boasts some additional minutes of introductions and audience response. It’s far superior to our original post and well worth your download time again. It’s music that’s 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 Harris’ mouth-watering 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 (10:31)
Sugar Cane’s Got The Blues (15:22)
Song For My Father (10:53)
Where’s My Sunshine (12:37)
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