Sir Douglas Quintet The Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet [Sundazed / Beat Rocket]
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- Released: April 25, 2000
- Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Q - 9/00, p.1283 stars out of 5 - "...A littel ragged but still enjoyable...mixing distinctive 2-step beat and Vox organ...with rootsier country, blues and R&B..."
- 1.She's About a Mover
- 2.Beginning of the End
- 3.The Tracker
- 4.You're Out Walking the Streets Tonight
- 5.In the Pines
- 6.In the Jailhouse Now
- 7.Quarter to Three
- 8.It's a Man Down There
- 9.The Rains Came
- 10.Please Just Say So
- 11.We'll Take Our Last Walk Tonight
- 12.Walking the Streets
- 13.Bacon Fat - (bonus track)
- 14.Blue Norther - (bonus track)
Sir Douglas Quintet includes: Doug Sahm (vocals); Augie Meyers (keyboards).
Recorded in 1965 and 1966.
Includes liner notes by Peter Doggett.
The Sir Douglas Quintet: Jack Barber (bass guitar); Johnny Perez (drums); Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Frank Morin.
Personnel: Doug Sahm (vocals, guitar); Frank Morin (saxophone, percussion); Augie Meyers (organ).
Liner Note Authors: Huey P. Meaux; Peter Doggett.
Recording information: Pasadena Sounds Studios, Pasadena, TX (1964-1966).
Arranger: Doug Sahm.
Recorded between 1964 and 1966, this set is a companion to THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET IS BACK! Attempting to ape The Beatles, the Sir Douglas Quintet came off more like a gritty amalgam of every strain of music that drifted through the airwaves of Texas.
Leader Doug Sahm had wide-ranging musical tastes but he attached himself to every performance with such pure and utter confidence that the tendency to label his music falls away as its wonderful wholeness becomes apparent. "She's About a Mover," the number that put the Quintet on the map, opens things up. Delights abound--from the riveting "The Rains Came" to the bluesy drama of "It Was The Pines." The breadth found in this timeless music can be heard as the blueprint for Doug Sahm's music career over the following three decades. Restless, reverent, honest and bold, this is an essential Sir Douglas Quintet collection.
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