Zone of Our Own

Zone of Our Own

by Texas Tornados



Even if the Texas Tornados had picked a different name, it would be pretty hard to imagine them coming from anywhere besides the Lone Star State; their high-spirited mixture of Tex-Mex, norteño, garage rock, blues, and hardcore honky tonk flavors brands them as proud sons of a place all these sounds and more happily co-exist on a regular basis. Zone of Our Own, the second album from the all-star quartet of Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm, isn't quite up to the same level as their superb self-titled debut, but it sure doesn't miss by much. Sahm gets to rave up on Sir Doug-style rockers like "I Ain't That Kat Anymore," Fender sings sad and soulful on "Oh Holy One," Jimenez burns up the squeeze box on "La Mucura," and Meyers gets to show off his bluesy side on "Did I Tell You." For all the sonic diversity of the Texas Tornados, Zone of Our Own still sounds like it's all of a piece, like the play list of some blessedly eclectic radio station beaming out along the border, as the four frontmen bounce off each other with joyous aplomb. If you're looking for some aural seasoning for your next barbecue, Zone of Our Own is just the bottle of hot sauce you need.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/1991
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0075992668323
catalogNumber: 26683

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Texas Tornados   Primary Artist
Doug Sahm   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mel Martin   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Augie Meyers   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals,Vox Organ
Richard Bennett   Vihuela,tiple,Requinto
Bobby Black   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Freddy Fender   Organ,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Carl Marsh   Synthesizer,Marimbas,Synthesizer Strings
Louie Ortega   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Speedy Sparks   Bass
Oscar Tellez   Bass,Maracas,Background Vocals,Claves,6-string bass

Technical Credits

Texas Tornados   Producer
Bill Halverson   Producer,Engineer
Neill King   Engineer
Gary Laney   Engineer
Laura LiPuma   Art Direction
Stuart H. Dill   Executive Producer
Cameron Randle   Executive Producer

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