tried to search for a previous thread devoted to them but couldn't find one. just discovered the "Mendocino" album and am really really loving it. I know "She's About a Mover", but can anyone recommend anything else by these guys or Doug Sahm in general?
― johnnyo, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 16:27 (5 years ago) Permalink
I've gotten lots of mileage out of
over the years.
I heard "Mendocino" being covered in Munich last year by a band in lederhosen who were otherwise playing Bavarian folk songs. I think Sir Doug would have loved that.
― Euler, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 16:31 (5 years ago) Permalink
I don't know a ton of his stuff, but the Mendocino lp and the "greatest hits" lp are great. I haven't heard the "Return of Doug Saldaña" record in awhile but I remember liking that one too.
I'd also seek out the show they did at the Philly Folk Festival in 1969, which is floating around the internet. Short, but just wonderful! A couple tracks from the then-current Mendocino lp plus some old standards (In The Jailhouse Now, Colinda).
― city worker, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 18:04 (5 years ago) Permalink
thanks for the info! i'd always heard there was a huge cult around anything Doug Sahm did but it seems like all his albums are long out of print. So much stuff being repressed onto vinyl these days, but the SDQ albums are conspicuously missing.
― johnnyo, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 18:16 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Blue Norther" = AWESOME
― 4 out of 5 Fenriz agree. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 25 November 2010 08:30 (4 years ago) Permalink
I checked out the Sir Doug Austin City Limits performance from 1981 at my local public library.Augie Meyers is in fine form throughout. They cover 96 Tears and You're Gonna Miss Me and play a bunch of Sir Doug hits.
― Trip Maker, Thursday, 25 November 2010 14:37 (4 years ago) Permalink
regrets: not buying the Augue Meyers Western Head Band LP a few years ago when I saw it.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Thursday, 25 November 2010 15:58 (4 years ago) Permalink
A lot of SDQ and other Doug on Amazon. Some pretty accurate cautionary comments re dodgier imports, but most of it's pretty cool. I know I'm gonna have to get the Complete Mercury Sessions, which maybe the only way to get Rough Edges, one of his best with Ray Sharpe's sly boogie"Linda Lou", soulful cajun "Colinda",garage punk workout "Doin' It Too Hard", Tom T. Hall's "The Homecoming", just for a start. Plus check the Mendecino album, Together After Five, Return of Doug Saldana, the Sir Douglas Band's Texas Tornado, the Texas Tornadoes, for that matter (new one has only one track with Doug, but good w son Shawn, Freddy Fender [though dead as Doug], and other regulars. Then try Daydreamin(g?) After Midnight (plenty Doug, Augie, etc plus Shawn cranking it a bit like Joe Perry at times)Maybe Groover's Paradise and others I haven't heard (check robertchristgau.com too, he's pretty good on this)
― dow, Friday, 26 November 2010 03:08 (4 years ago) Permalink
Groover's Paradise is pretty cool.
― Trip Maker, Friday, 26 November 2010 03:17 (4 years ago) Permalink
can't believe there is not a bigger Doug Sahm thread than this! tried searching but I couldn't find it either.
Search:Doug Sahm "Doug Sahm and Band" (has Is Anybody Going to San Antone? on it, Bob Dylan plays on this, Dr. John, etc.)Sir Douglas Quintet "1+1+1=4" (Catch a Man on the Rise)Sir Doug & the Texas Tornados "Texas Rock for Country Rollers" (has the awesome "Give Back the Key to My Heart" that Uncle Tupelo covered - with Doug singing a verse - on Anodyne)
Destroy:Border WaveJuke Box MusicLive: Texas Tornado
dow's post gives me a lot more to hunt for, I haven't heard any of those ... he has a pretty insane discography ... another favorite track of mine is "Who Were You Thinking Of" but I don't think I have that album (Quintessence), must have just heard it around here and there ...
― dmr, Friday, 26 November 2010 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink
Oh yeah, seeing that Doug Sahm & Band cover reminds me of The Complete Atlantic Sessions, real good; also another comp, The Funky Side of Your Mind.
― dow, Saturday, 27 November 2010 02:45 (4 years ago) Permalink
Sorry, I meant Best of The Atlantic Sessions, incl tracks from Doug Sahm & Band, The Sir Douglas Band's Texas Tornado, and unreleased trscks. A lot of SDQ is listed on Amazon under Sir The Douglas Quintet, Douglas Quintet, and maybe Doug Sahm too (S.D.Q. '98 is for sure, though that's him, Augie & the Gourds together live; dunno how good it is)
― dow, Sunday, 28 November 2010 04:48 (4 years ago) Permalink
Basically a reish of the last disc of the now OOP Mercury Masters box, but still a nice selection. Also on vinyl.
― Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 26 February 2011 18:55 (4 years ago) Permalink
Did Mendocino get mentioned on this thread, not read it right through but that is a great lp.& them live on the Playboy live thing from '69 or '70 is pretty great too. Got a compi set of the show from tradersden about 3 years ago.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 26 February 2011 21:41 (4 years ago) Permalink
Man, someone needs to take control of these guys' catalog. There are a bunch of CDs called "Mendocino" that are not the (excellent!) album.
― You sure slapped some meat in their eyes, Jimmy. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 27 February 2011 04:21 (4 years ago) Permalink
There is a great clip of the band doing She's about A Mover dressed in tailcoats on a dvd on Demonoid called Garage & Psych 47 Classic recordings of the 60s. rest of that set is pretty great too
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― Stevolende, Sunday, 27 February 2011 18:22 (4 years ago) Permalink
missed the box set, so that singles collection looks sweet.
having just done a residency playing mostly country-ish tunes, i dug often into the Sir Douglas Quintet catalog, esp. stuff like "Lawd I'm Just a Country Boy in this Great Big Freaky City" and many cuts from Groover's Paradise and Return of Doug Saldana. and rooting around the other day, i realized the reason so many folk know "Be Real" is cuz it wound up on the Officer and a Gentleman soundtrack. and Doug even has a role in hazy 70's classic flick, Cisco Pike (with Kris Kristofferson).
that all said, i have a soft place for Sahm, as we're both from San Antonio. Wrote a remembrance of the man one year at EMP, too.
― beta blog, Sunday, 27 February 2011 18:52 (4 years ago) Permalink
can't believe there is not a bigger Doug Sahm thread than this!
Maybe it's the craziness of the catalog, multiple band names, etc., but it seems like this guy would get more love on ILM.
― Brad C., Monday, 2 January 2012 14:59 (3 years ago) Permalink
Grabbed "The Rains Came" 45 (on Tribe Records) and it makes me very happy. One of my all time favorite Doug tunes.
― Trip Maker, Monday, 2 January 2012 15:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
killer bootleg of sahm and band here, 1974 infinitefool.blogspot.com/2012/01/heres-doug-sahm-and-his-band-promoting.html
― tylerw, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:36 (3 years ago) Permalink
The Doug Sahm page on FB is reporting that Sahm/SDQ's longtime drummer Johnny Perez has died.
― Instagrams of Lily on My Facebook Wall (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
bummer, RIP. there was a bit in the recent Paul Nelson anthology about Sahm -- Nelson talks about how Sahm was one of the greatest talents he ever encountered, but that Sahm's attention span was so short that he could never create the masterpiece that (Nelson believed) he had in him. also he smoked a lot of weed.
― tylerw, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
Mendocino is hitting the spot tonight
― Number None, Friday, 10 January 2014 23:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
together after 5 is go-to sir doug album, but there is just so much to love.
― ian, Saturday, 11 January 2014 00:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
but there is just so much to love
without a doubt.
― that's not my post, Saturday, 11 January 2014 06:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Has somebody reissued Mendocino, I have it on Arcadia but I think that label ceased to be a while back.If anybody has done as good a job with it it is pretty essential if you're into this type of music.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 11 January 2014 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
Seems it would a be a no-brainer for Sundazed to do on vinyl at least. It is completely oop (the album of the same title on amazon & Itunes is a Dutch comp).
Have been enjoying The Last Real Texas Blues Band in the car changer the past week. I like how they kept Doug's instructions to sound guy in during the songs ("More vocal in the monitor.", "Turn the organ up!").
― ...out of that weakness, out of that envy, out of that fear.. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 11 January 2014 20:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
Apparently one copy left on Amazon.co.uk for £20
― Stevolende, Saturday, 11 January 2014 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'd recommend the record but make sure you get the right one, with this tracklisting plus the bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length 1. "Mendocino" Doug Sahm 2:402. "I Don't Want" Sahm 3:453. "I Wanna Be Your Mama Again" Sahm 3:104. "At the Crossroads" Sahm 4:305. "If You Really Want Me to I'll Go" Delbert McClinton 2:356. "And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down" Martin Fierro, Frank Morin,& Sahm 2:307. "Lawd, I'm Just a Country Boy in This Great Big Freaky City" Sahm 2:458. "She's About a Mover" Sahm 3:209. "Texas Me" Augie Meyers, Morin, John Perez, & Sahm 2:3510. "Oh, Baby, It Just Don't Matter" Sahm 3:15
is the correct tracklisting, the Acadia version augments it with
11. Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day12. Sir Doug's Recording Trip13. The Homecoming14. Hello Amsterdam15. At The Crossroads (Alternative Mix)16. Texas Me (Alternative Mix)
I think at least most of those are great tracks that fit pretty well.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Stevolende, Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've been reading the bio Texas Tornado by Jan Reid. Full of great anecdotes. Doug is one of a kind.
― Trip Maker, Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Doug's sideburns in that Playboy club clip, wow! Almost as amazing as their version of Mendocino.
― that's not my post, Sunday, 12 January 2014 03:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Brad C., Sunday, 12 January 2014 03:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mendocino was one of my best bargain-bin finds ever: an original delete bought in Rockford, Illinois, in maybe 1981 or '82.
― clemenza, Sunday, 12 January 2014 03:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Documentary debuts at SXSW, soonhttp://www.texasmonthly.com/daily-post/exclusive-sneak-peek-doug-sahm-documentary#.VPkLnN4LzRY.twittervery brief trailer
― dow, Friday, 6 March 2015 02:29 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Also, Doug meets Hank, at what turned out to be Hank's last show, according to Baron Lane, who posted this on twitter: (Doug may have already recorded "A Real American Joe" for the the Sarge label)
― dow, Friday, 6 March 2015 02:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
― he quipped with heat (amateurist), Friday, 6 March 2015 04:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
also, what a cute kid!
Sahm had a mild-Zelig thing going on: Meeting Hank I; Becoming life-long buds with Dylan and Jerry Garcia in the mid '60s (iirc, The Warlocks opened for the SDQ in '66); Gigging with the 13th Floor Elevators and later helping engineer Roky Erickson's first comeback; Helped get Willie Nelson on Atlantic and played on his albums for them; Appearing on one of the first episodes of Austin City Limits; Recording with Uncle Tupelo...
― Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 6 March 2015 05:30 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
― Brad C., Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:41 PM
Links there still work: Doug & Friends (Garcia, Lesh, Leon R. etc.) and the show at Paul's Mall.
― dow, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
sir douglas quintet the low-key GOAT american rock band
― J. Sam, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:50 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Spotify mostly has a bunch of the who=knows compilations I mentioned re Amazon, way upthread, and also like on Amazon, you gotta search on variations of his name, but did find a few original albums; just now checked Groover's Paradise(with Cook & Clifford of Creedence, I think). It does shine a benevolent light, kind of a bar or even lounge glow, although could easily be such an establishment with a steel door and waitpersons with gang tats---or a living room equipped with electric piano, horns and other nice things. Good re-contextualizing (to some degree) of the changes from "House of the Rising Sun" on "Houston Chicks," ("are good to the men they love.") But several fade in and out, a mite too vague, despite some good licks, on guitar and other instruments. Do also really like the most Tex Mex-sounding one, the only instrumental, "La Cacahunta," a sympathetic ballad, "Her Dream Man Never Came," and the strong finale, "Catch Me In The Morning," when he's at his best, and won't say "the things I shouldn't say," and can best deal with "the changes you're puttin' on me." Some others may grow on me, what the heck. Glad I listened.
― dow, Monday, 9 March 2015 01:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
Stephen T Erlewine @sterlewine
Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Groove isn't just the best music doc I've seen at #sxsw, it's the best music doc I've seen in years.
1:14 PM - 21 March 2015
― dow, Saturday, 21 March 2015 19:28 (1 week ago) Permalink
― Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 21 March 2015 20:27 (1 week ago) Permalink
Just one more from Austin tonite:Stephen T Erlewine @sterlewine
There's nothing quite like receiving your drink just as Sir Douglas Quintet starts playing on the bar's stereo.
― dow, Saturday, 21 March 2015 21:50 (1 week ago) Permalink
Big Doug trib set at SXSW rat now, it seems. Must be nice...
― dow, Sunday, 22 March 2015 01:39 (1 week ago) Permalink
― Where is the Brilliant Friend's Home? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 March 2015 02:06 (1 week ago) Permalink
^^That's the song he covered with his sons on the Roky tribute album. They later did "You Don't Know (How Young You Are)" on Daydreaming At Midnight, the mid-90s major label SDQ comeback album.
― Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 March 2015 02:55 (1 week ago) Permalink
That xpost sxws tribute concert? As described here, purty cool (hope a recording turns up somewhere):http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/music-festivals/6509406/sxsw-2015-doug-sahm-honored-during-all-star-tribute-concert?utm_source=twitter
― dow, Sunday, 22 March 2015 21:49 (1 week ago) Permalink
― dow, Monday, 23 March 2015 04:10 (6 days ago) Permalink
Fun, informative review of the doc:http://sterlewine.tumblr.com/post/114530597590/texas-me-sir-doug-the-genuine-texas-cosmic
― dow, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:05 (4 days ago) Permalink
― tylerw, Wednesday, 25 March 2015 02:02 (4 days ago) Permalink
Don't think this has been posted yet:
― Big Iron Shirt Wearer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 02:44 (4 days ago) Permalink
Nor this, although I believe it was mentioned:
― Big Iron Shirt Wearer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 02:49 (4 days ago) Permalink
― Big Iron Shirt Wearer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:05 (4 days ago) Permalink
Okay, last one:
― Big Iron Shirt Wearer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:25 (4 days ago) Permalink
One of the few things to love about More American Graffiti is how Sahm's performance as bandleader doing two gigs in one night--the first at a Ballroom doing Bo Diddley by way of The Yardbirds, the other playing fiddle on Country covers in a Saloon--is a pretty accurate picture of his life from say, 1968 til the day he died.
― Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:50 (4 days ago) Permalink
― Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:58 (4 days ago) Permalink
lol otm. xp
― Big Iron Shirt Wearer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:59 (4 days ago) Permalink