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Texas Tornado: The Times and Music of Doug Sahm
     

Texas Tornado: The Times and Music of Doug Sahm

by Jan Reid, Shawn Sahm
 

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The first biography of the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados founder Doug Sahm, a rock and roll innovator whose Grammy Award-winning career spanned five decades from the late 1940s to 1999.

Overview

The first biography of the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados founder Doug Sahm, a rock and roll innovator whose Grammy Award-winning career spanned five decades from the late 1940s to 1999.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292722446
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
747,743
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

Jerry Wexler
"I once made the analogy that Doug was like St. Sebastian—pierced by 1,000 arrows—but instead of blood, talent coming out of every wound. I really regard him as the best musician I ever knew, because of his versatility, and the range of his information and taste."
Bob Dylan
"Doug was like me, maybe the only figure from that period of time that I connected with. His was a big soul. He had a hit record, ‘She’s About a Mover,’ and I had a hit record [‘Like a Rolling Stone’] at the same time. So we became buddies back then, and we played the same kind of music. We never really broke apart. We always hooked up at certain intervals in our lives. . . . I’d never met anyone who’d played on stage with Hank Williams before, let alone someone my own age. Doug had a heavy frequency, and it was in his nerves. . . . I miss Doug. He got caught in the grind. He should still be here."

Meet the Author

JAN REID is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and has contributed to Esquire, GQ, Slate, Men’s Journal, the New York Times, and many other publications. His books include Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, The Bullet Meant for Me, Deerinwater, and Rio Grande.

SHAWN SAHM, who collaborated with Reid on the research and shaping of Texas Tornado, is a professional musician and record producer who spent many years writing and performing with his father, Doug Sahm.

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