This digitally-remastered 2 CD compilation features 41 tracks by Houston-based rockers the Sir Douglas Quintet recorded between 1964 and 1977 and includes "She's About A Mover," "T-Bone Shuffle," "Image Of Me," and "In The Pines."
In case Westside's single CD Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet wasn't good or full enough for you, the label has issued this two-hour-long, double-disc 41-song compilation, drawn from their 1964-66 output on Tribe Records, with sides dating from the 1977 catalog-spanning album Tracker. The convergence of influences is fascinating, a meld of some derivative (but entertaining) British Invasion-based sounds and Doug Sahm's more diverse, bluesy/country-ish solo sides. Considering the high quality of the sound and the excellent essay by John Lomax III, it's surprising that the makers didn't include more release and discography information, especially since the material isn't in recording or release order. Still, it's an excellent overview of Sahm's output and the range of his music, and transcends the hits for those who care to make that leap. ~ Bruce Eder
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