Sugar Blues
Big Joe Williams – Sugar Diabetes Blues

Heroin is nothing but a chemical. They take the juice of the poppy and they

Sugar's Blues refine it into opium and then they refine it to morphine and finally to heroin.

Opium poppy, historical artwork 
ZZ Top – Brown Sugar

Sugar is nothing but a chemical. They take the juice of the cane or the beet and then refine it to molasses and then they refine it to brown sugar and finally to strange white crystals.
Sugar Shack (Extra Long Remix) · Bigg RobbPoppy, 1815, illustration

Sugar Blues stands out more than any other work before or since in terms of its far-reaching and farfetched attempts to vilify sugar: the author (William Dufty) depicted sugar quite literally as a scourge to humanity.
Gloria Swanson Show–Dick Gregory, William Dufty, 1977 TV
Gloria Swanson hosts this rare 1977 TV round-table discussion of her life and career, and particularly her health crusade against sugar, with husband William Dufty (author of “Lady Sings the Blues”), comic Dick Gregory, Broadway producer Arthur Whitelaw, consumer advocate Herb Denenberg, and Beech-Nut president Frank Nicholas. 

Dufty implicated sucrose as being a contributor to a variety of what are often

Madness® Sugar Petunia

termed mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, addiction, and alcoholism. Dufty argued that what was perceived as witchcraft several hundred years ago may in fact have been due to a madness brought on by eating sugar.

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Additionally, a case was made by Dufty for sugar being a possible cause of the bubonic plague…tuberculosis, suicide, epilepsy, crime, divorce, baldness, impotency, varicose veins, and of course cancer…

The Love Runs Deep Heart art on topo map 8 x 10 art print image 1

Further, in this same treatise some of the more common charges against sugar were described including of course hypoglycemia…hyperactivity, vitamin deficiencies…obesity, heart disease, tooth decay, ulcers, and diabetes mellitus.

Jesse Colin Young performing “Sugar Babe” off his 22nd album, Highway Troubadour
Ella Fitzgerald: Sugar Blues
Sugar Blues (1919) words by Lucy Fletcher music by Clarence Williams published by Williams & Piron Music Publishers sung by sheet music singer, Fred Feild piano according to the sheet music

Sugar Blues” is a song written in 1919 by Clarence Williams with words by Lucy Fletcher. It was recorded for the first time by Leona Williams and her Dixie Band in August 1922.[1]
The REAL Clyde McCoy
“Sugar Blues”

Sara Martin recorded it with Williams at the piano later that year.[2] It was later recorded by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Fats Waller, and Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb and his Orchestra (1939) and others.
Thin Lizzy,
Sugar Blues Live, Cork, Ireland 1980

The song became popular in 1936 as the trumpeter Clyde McCoy‘s theme song, featuring the sound of the growling wah-wah mute.[3] As an instrumental, it was also recorded by Count BasieJohnny Mercer, the Preservation Hall Jazz BandBerl Olswanger and his Orchestra.
SUGAR BLUES by Count Basie 1942
Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl

Written by (Clarence Williams / D. Small / Tim Brymn) First release of this song was by Bessie Smith (1931).
Stanley Turrentine “Sugar”

Tennessee Ten – Gulf Coast Blues-Sugar Blues Medley

Live from the International Jazz Woche Burghausen, Nina Hagen & Leipzig BigBand, 2004
Sugar Blues
, original by Lucy Fletcher & Clarence Williams
 Marilyn Monroe – Sugar blues / Runnin’ wild (Medley) (from Some Like It Hot original soundtrack)
Sugar Daddy Blues · Lavern Baker
Sugar · Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven · Louis Armstrong The Complete RCA Victor Recordings ℗ Originally recorded 1946. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment Released on: 1990-01-01 Producer: Leonard Feather Reissue Producer: Orrin Keepnews Engineer, Re- Mastering Engineer: Dennis Ferrante Trombone: Vic Dickenson Clarinet: Barney Bigard Piano: Charlie Beal Guitar: Allan Reuss Bass: Red Callender Drums: Zutty Singleton Composer: Maceo Pinkard Lyricist: Edna Alexander Lyricist: Sidney Mitchell Unknown: Paul Brizzi

Brown Sugar · The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks (1964-1971) ℗ 1971 ABKCO Music & Records Inc. Released on: 1972-01-11 Producer: Jimmy Miller Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards


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