Plug Me In (album)

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Plug Me In
Plug Me In (album).jpg
Studio album by Eddie Harris
Released 1968
Recorded March 14 & 15, 1968
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 26:58
Label Atlantic
SD 1506
Producer Joel Dorn
Eddie Harris chronology
The Electrifying Eddie Harris
(1967)The Electrifying Eddie Harris1967
Plug Me In
(1968)
Pourquoi L'Amérique
(1968)Pourquoi L'Amérique1968

Plug Me In is an album by American jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris recorded in 1968 and released on the Atlantic label.[1][2] The title is a reference to Harris's use of a Varitone device to electronically amplify and process his saxophone.

This is the album referenced in the first line of Beastie Boys' song So What'cha Want, from their 1992 album Check Your Head.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review calls it "One of Eddie Harris's more underrated sessions... The only real fault to this enjoyable set is that the playing time is under 27 minutes".[3] The record was arranged by another Chicago musician, Charles Stepney, who was mainly associated with Chess Records as a staff writer, arranger and producer at the time. Atlantic's Joel Dorn produced the set.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie Harris except as indicated

  1. "Live Right Now" - 6:58
  2. "It's Crazy" - 3:09
  3. "Ballad (For My Love)" - 3:22
  4. "Lovely Is Today" - 4:28
  5. "Theme in Search of a T.V. Commercial" (Charles Stepney) - 4:11
  6. "Winter Meeting" (Stepney) - 4:50
  • Recorded in New York City on March 14 (tracks 1, 2 & 5) and March 15 (tracks 3, 4 & 6), 1968

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Records discography accessed May 9, 2012
  2. ^ Eddie Harris discography, accessed June 22, 2017
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 9, 2012