Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Little Sugarcane On The Side

Eleven years ago today Don "Sugarcane" Harris died.  In the 50s he was half of the rock and roll due Don & Dewey.  They never charted, but their songs, like "Farmer John" and "Leavin' It All Up To You," became hits for others.

They rocked pretty hard. I'm surprised they didn't do better.

In the 60s Don switched to electric violin and became one of the top sidemen on the instrument. In fact, I first heard Harris playing on Frank Zappa albums.

He formed his own band in the 70s and put out a bunch of albums. He was never big, but he had his fans, and I'm one.


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