The Best of Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet 1968-1975

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Doug Sahm once sang, "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul," and, as a proud son of the Lone Star state, he seemed bent on proving that every time he stepped in front of a microphone. Whether he was playing roots rock, garage punk, blues, country, norteño, or as was often the case something that mixed up several of the above-mentioned ingredients, Doug Sahm always sounded like Doug Sahm -- a little wild, a little loose, but always good company, and a guy with a whole lot of soul who knew a lot of musicians upon whom the same praise could be bestowed. Pulling together a single disc compilation that would make sense of the length and breadth of the ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Doug Sahm once sang, "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul," and, as a proud son of the Lone Star state, he seemed bent on proving that every time he stepped in front of a microphone. Whether he was playing roots rock, garage punk, blues, country, norteño, or as was often the case something that mixed up several of the above-mentioned ingredients, Doug Sahm always sounded like Doug Sahm -- a little wild, a little loose, but always good company, and a guy with a whole lot of soul who knew a lot of musicians upon whom the same praise could be bestowed. Pulling together a single disc compilation that would make sense of the length and breadth of the artist's recording career which spanned five decades would be just about impossible the licensing hassles involved with the many labels involved would probably scotch such a project anyway, but this disc, which boasts 22 songs recorded over the course of eight years, is a pretty good starter for anyone wanting to get to know Sahm's music. You get two almost-hits "Mendocino" and "[Is Anybody Going To] San Antone", a healthy portion of memorable album cuts, and even a few unreleased songs as Sir Doug and his pals among them fellow future Texas Tornado Augie Meyers and Doug's pal Bob Dylan swing through vintage blues, country weepers, rootsy hippie jams, and a few cuts that defy convenient description, all dominated by Sahm's warm, expressive drawl, distinctive guitar work, and the loose but emphatic sound he knew how to draw from a band. Put it this way -- there's one guy in a million who could write and record a song called "You Never Get Too Big and You Sure Don't Get Too Heavy That You Don't Have to Stop and Pay Some Dues Sometime" and not sound like a fool. Doug Sahm was that man, and you get to hear him sing it on The Best of Doug Sham, along with 21 other equally cool tunes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/1990
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 042284658621
  • Catalog Number: 846586
  • Sales rank: 23,516

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mendocino - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:38)
  2. 2 Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:26)
  3. 3 I'm Glad for Your Sake (But I'm Sorry for Mine) - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:39)
  4. 4 Texas Me - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:36)
  5. 5 You Never Get Too Big and You Sure Don't Get Too Heavy, That You Don't - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:18)
  6. 6 Song of Everything - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (4:04)
  7. 7 Catch the Man on the Rise - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:18)
  8. 8 At the Crossroads - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (4:37)
  9. 9 In the Dark - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:00)
  10. 10 Nuevo Laredo - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:40)
  11. 11 I Wanna Be Your Mama Again - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:20)
  12. 12 I Don't Want to Go Home - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:42)
  13. 13 Be Real - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:34)
  14. 14 Papa Ain't Salty - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:49)
  15. 15 The Gypsy - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:32)
  16. 16 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:37)
  17. 17 Michoacan - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:20)
  18. 18 Westside Blues Again - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (6:17)
  19. 19 (Is Anybody Going to) San Antone - Doug Sahm (3:01)
  20. 20 Texas Tornado - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:51)
  21. 21 Baby, Let's Go to Mexico - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (2:42)
  22. 22 I'm Not That Kat Anymore - Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sir Douglas Quintet Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Track Performer
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
David Bromberg Dobro
Dr. John Organ
Bob Dylan Guitar, Vocals
Doug Sahm Organ, Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
George Coleman Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Mel Martin Horn, Baritone Saxophone
Mike Nock Electric Piano
Jack Walrath Trumpet
Charles Owens Steel Guitar
Pete Drake Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Barry Goldberg Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Augie Meyers Organ, Keyboards
Wayne Talbert Piano
Atwood Allen Vocal Harmony
Red Angeli Electric Piano
Bill Atwood Horn
Jack Barber Bass
Willie Bridges Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Chip Young Guitar
Kenny Kosek Fiddle
Ernie Durawa Drums
Ray Edenton Guitar
Martin Fierro Horn, Tenor Saxophone
Flaco Jiménez Accordion
Jance Garfat Bass
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Tommy Jackson Fiddle
Harvey Kagen Bass
Charley MacBirney Trumpet
Pancho Morales Percussion
Rocky Morales Tenor Saxophone
Frank Morin Horn
David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone
Louie Ortega Rhythm Guitar
Frank Paredes Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
John Perez Drums
George Rains Drums
John Reed Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Neal Rosengarden Flugelhorn
Jim Stallings Bass
Benny Velarde Conga
Steve Vargas Bass
Jack Wilmoth Trumpet
Link Davis Jr. Keyboards
Leonides Baety Percussion
Wayne Douglas Vocals
Hershey Freeman Bass
Jim Jenkins Drums
Charlie Owens Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Bob Moore Bass
Louis Ortega Vocal Harmony
Johnny Perez Drums
Terry Henry Horn
Technical Credits
Doug Sahm Composer, Producer
Atwood Allen Producer
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Wayne Duncan Composer
Freddy Fender Composer
Dan Healy Engineer
Ken Hopkins Engineer
George Horn Engineer
Doyle E. Jones Engineer
Jerry Kennedy Producer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Arif Mardin Producer
Huey P. Meaux Composer, Producer
Frank Morin Arranger
Gene Santoro Liner Notes
Mark Snyder Engineer
Greg Venable Engineer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Dennis M. Drake Mastering
Neil Bogart Executive Producer
Mark Harman Engineer
Jimmy Douglas Engineer
Ariane Maclean Art Direction
Steve VanZandt Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Godfather of Texas Music

    The AMG review says it pretty well. Sir Doug was not the greatest by a long shot, but few musicians have mixed up so many genres of music and done it so well and without pretention. This collection straddles styles from Tex-Mex to Hendrix. It is a good place to sample one of the half-forgotten pioneers of Southwestern music.

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