Taste (Rory Gallagher) - Sugar Mama - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970
One performance came in 1970 as part of the Isle of Wight Festival, alongside Jimi Hendrix and The Who. According to Donal Gallagher (Rory's brother who managed the band) film maker Murray Lerner had given instructions to his crew to shoot just two numbers from the new bands and to save the main film stock for Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Leonard Cohen and the other headliners but Taste’s performance prompted him to change his instructions:
"Murray didn’t know who Taste were but when he saw the spontaneity of the band and the audience and their interaction, he just told his guys keep filming and they just kept going and captured over an hour of the performance which was quite incredible."
Taste played on Friday afternoon and was called back for an unprecedented three encores. After their set, Gallagher went off to watch Tony Joe White, who had Cozy Powell on drums. The band was over, they all knew it, so hanging out with each other following even this remarkable performance was not something any of them wanted to do. Later, when Hendrix was asked how it felt to be the best guitarist in the world, he threw the praise over to Gallagher: “I don’t know, why don’t you go and ask Rory Gallagher.”
Oh well tell me sugar mama, Where in the world, Where in the world, Where in the world, Where in the world, Where in the world, You get your sugar from.
Tell me sugar woman, Where in the world did you get your sugar from. Down in Louisiana, I was workin' on your daddy's, Working on your daddy's, Working on your daddy's, Sugar farm.
You know they're braggin' about your good sugar, You know they're braggin' all over town. You know they're braggin' about your sugar babe, I swear they're braggin' all over town.
Come on sweet woman,
I like my coffee sweet in the mornin', Woman I'm crazy about my tea at night. I like my coffee sweet in the mornin', You know I love my tea at night.
Come on sweet woman, If I don't get my sugar three times a day, Oh darlin' I don't feel right.
Sugar mama, sugar mama, sugar, sugar.
Ah ... sugar mama, I just want you tonight