Sir Douglas Quintet?

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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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

"Blue Norther" = AWESOME

4 out of 5 Fenriz agree. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 25 November 2010 08:30 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Groover's Paradise is pretty cool.

Trip Maker, Friday, 26 November 2010 03:17 (3 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 Wave
Juke Box Music
Live: 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

http://www.sundazed.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1909

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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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

clip is here
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Stevolende, Sunday, 27 February 2011 18:22 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

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 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Mendocino is hitting the spot tonight

Number None, Friday, 10 January 2014 23:48 (7 months 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 (7 months ago) Permalink

but there is just so much to love

without a doubt.

that's not my post, Saturday, 11 January 2014 06:19 (7 months 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 (7 months 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 (7 months ago) Permalink

Apparently one copy left on Amazon.co.uk for £20

Stevolende, Saturday, 11 January 2014 20:45 (7 months 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 2:40
2. "I Don't Want" Sahm 3:45
3. "I Wanna Be Your Mama Again" Sahm 3:10
4. "At the Crossroads" Sahm 4:30
5. "If You Really Want Me to I'll Go" Delbert McClinton 2:35
6. "And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down" Martin Fierro, Frank Morin,& Sahm 2:30
7. "Lawd, I'm Just a Country Boy in This Great Big Freaky City" Sahm 2:45
8. "She's About a Mover" Sahm 3:20
9. "Texas Me" Augie Meyers, Morin, John Perez, & Sahm 2:35
10. "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 Day
12. Sir Doug's Recording Trip
13. The Homecoming
14. Hello Amsterdam
15. 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 (7 months ago) Permalink

Stevolende, Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:19 (7 months 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 (7 months 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 (7 months ago) Permalink

http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/tagged/doug-sahm

Brad C., Sunday, 12 January 2014 03:41 (7 months 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 (7 months ago) Permalink


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