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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
It's hard to imagine a band that was more perfectly suited for Austin, TX, than the Texas Tornados. Never mind the fact that two of the city's favorite sons, Doug Sahm and Augie Meyers, were members and that the other key members, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez, were equally beloved throughout the Lone Star State -- in a city with as voracious and omnivorous an appetite for music as Austin, a band that could play rock, blues, country, norteño, swing, boogie, and on occasion all of them at once could only be regarded as a blessing, and when the Texas Tornados appeared on the great PBS music series Austin City Limits for a Fall 1990 taping, a wildly enthusiastic audience ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
It's hard to imagine a band that was more perfectly suited for Austin, TX, than the Texas Tornados. Never mind the fact that two of the city's favorite sons, Doug Sahm and Augie Meyers, were members and that the other key members, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez, were equally beloved throughout the Lone Star State -- in a city with as voracious and omnivorous an appetite for music as Austin, a band that could play rock, blues, country, norteño, swing, boogie, and on occasion all of them at once could only be regarded as a blessing, and when the Texas Tornados appeared on the great PBS music series Austin City Limits for a Fall 1990 taping, a wildly enthusiastic audience turned out to see the not yet year-old band. Live from Austin, TX preserves the full, unedited 75-minute set the Tornados played that evening, and the band is on fire from start to finish. What was special about the Tornados wasn't just that they could play Jimmy Reed blues, hard country weepers, Farfisa-fueled garage rock, and Mexican folk tunes within the course of a set, but that they played them all with the same fire and passion, and made them sound like they all belonged on the same sonic menu. For an hour and a quarter, you get to hear the Texas Tornados do just that for an audience who were obviously loving what they were hearing, and that makes this disc a wonderful posthumous tribute to the genre-shattering joy they made their bread and butter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2005
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396608324
  • Catalog Number: 6083
  • Sales rank: 40,195

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Texas Tornados Primary Artist
Doug Sahm Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Augie Meyers Organ, Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Ernie Durawa Drums
Freddy Fender Guitar, Vocals
Flaco Jiménez Accordion, Vocals
Derek O'Brien Guitar
Speedy Sparks Bass
Oscar Tellez Bajo Sexto
Louis Ortega Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Butch Hancock Composer
Doug Sahm Composer
Augie Meyers Composer
Jim Glaser Composer
Rich Minus Composer
Wayne Duncan Composer
Freddy Fender Composer
Randy Sharp Composer
Bill Sheffield Composer
Huey Thierry Composer
Rudy Martinez Composer
Louis Ortega Composer
Santiago Jiménez Composer
Jerry Tubb Mastering
George Khoury Composer
Paul Gauvin Composer
Terry Lickona Liner Notes
Gary Briggs Producer
Cameron Strang Producer, Executive Producer
Vivian Keith Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Texas Wilburys

    These Tex-Mex vets do have a lot in common with the Traveling Wilburys. Meyers played organ on Dylan's Time out of Mind and Love and Theft and Sahm covered a Dylan song or two during his career. The concert has a nice, loose feel to it. Don't expect any deep lyrics. Even Freddy Fender's weepers are more nostalgic than sad. They finish the show with a great combo of Sir Doug's She's About a Mover and ? and the Mysterians' 96 Tears. I saw the origanal TV broadcast and it was great. Video fans may want to pick up the DVD.

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