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Doug Sahm & Band
Doug Sahm
Doug Sahm & Band
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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Expect Doug's usual blend of every American musical style under the sun on this record, which featured a fairly amazing supporting band. And that band included Bob Dylan, who not only shares vocals on three tunes but co...  more »

      
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All Artists: Doug Sahm
Title: Doug Sahm & Band
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 10/31/2006
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Americana, Outlaw Country, Singer-Songwriters, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617742070620

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Expect Doug's usual blend of every American musical style under the sun on this record, which featured a fairly amazing supporting band. And that band included Bob Dylan, who not only shares vocals on three tunes but contributes a song (`Wallflower') that was yet to appear on any of his albums! Indeed, this album had a lot going for it; joining Dylan were Dr. John, David "Fathead" Newman, long-time Sahm stalwart Augie Meyers, David Bromberg and future Texas Tornado Flaco Jimenez, and the artwork by Gilbert Shelton of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers fame was, well, fabulous! Yet, this album only reached #125 on the 1972 charts; perhaps America wasn't quite ready for Doug's twisted Texas vision of roots rock. Includes `(Is Anybody Going to) San Antone'; `It's Gonna Be Easy'; `Your Friends'; `Poison Love'; `Wallflower'; `Dealer's Blues'; `Faded Love'; `Blues Stay Away from Me'; `Papa Ain't Salty'; `Me and Paul'; `Don't Turn Around', and `I Get Off'. A classic!

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CD Reviews

I'm Sure I'll Wear Out The Grooves
Shell-Zee | Long Island, NY | 05/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here 'tis folks...The long awaited US release of Doug Sahm's classic all-star session, "Doug Sahm & Band". Produced by the peerless Arif Mardin these sessions bring together such diverse talents as David Bromberg, Flaco Jiminez, Andy Statman, Augie Meyer, Dr. John, David "Fathead" Newman, Robert Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan and so many more. Would such an eclectic lineup of session players and stars yeild a bumper crop of tracks, or would they crash and burn, like so many other "super session" recordings of their time? Kudos to Arif Mardin for keeping the egos in check and getting the most out of his super-star talent pool.

So what can be said about the music? Here's a banquet of styles and generes that take you from Tex-Mex to Bluegrass, from R&B to Country and everything in between. I won't bore you with a song by song analysis. Suffice to say, (Is Anyone Going To) San Antone, Dealer's Blues, Poison Love and Dylan's Wallflower are all standouts. Simply put....They don't make 'em like this anymore! Thank goodness Doug Sahm & Band is back and spinning on my CD player. I'm sure I'll soon wear out the grooves just as I did my old vinyl copy way back in 1972.

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The Big Push!
PHILIP S WOLF | SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA. USA | 08/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When this Record was released in 1972, this one was gonna be the ONE. Sir. Doug was now on a Major Record Label, and they were marketing this Album big time. Doug had been a performer, songwriter and all around Wiz-Kid since the late 1950's. The Sixties had been very kind to Doug when he left Texas and set up camp in Swingin' San Francisco. Every Dance party in America had: "She's About A Mover" on that pile of 45's right along side: "Louie, Louie" & "Satisfaction"...Doug Sahm WAS the party for a bunch of us. This was a Good-Time Boy who grew up in the shadow of the Alamo, who was now partying with Dylan, Lennon & Garcia, and Doug was enjoying every minute of the party.

In 1969, Bob Dylan's record: "Nashville Skyline" shocked a few folks because Dylan had done the impossible, he had made Country Music...Cool.
Doug was signed to Atlantic Records by Jerry Wexler, because Wexler, knew that Doug was the Goods. Here in this one Artist was Country, Tex-Mex, R & B, Folk, Blues and Rock, all in one lanky Texian that could play and sing up a storm. Doug was gonna be the next BIG THING, and this Record was to be the Springboard to Huge Arenas, Private Jets and $$$.

With some good friends joining Doug on this record, {Dr. John, Bob Dylan, T-Bone Walker and David Bromberg} and some real nice tunes: {"Is Anybody Going To San Antone","It's Gonna Be Easy", "Papa Ain't Salty" & "Blues Stay Away from Me"}. This LP could have been a major seller, but it didn't strike Gold with the Record buyers. The playing is wonderful, and many Musical Styles are imployed herein. As always; Doug's pal, Augie Meyer is onboard playing Piano and Organ. You can here Bob's Harp on a few tracks and Doug's fiddle is tasty as it always sounds.

Doug Sahm is American Royalty, a Musical Dynomo who would join you at the bar for a long-neck and a funny story. This Man enjoyed hie Life, and his Great Music reflects that Joy. When you hear the Music of Sir Doug Sahm you are gonna smile. This is great American Music. Doug was an: "One-Off" as guys like him don't come around very often. If you want to hear one of his best Records, here you go..."Doug Sahm & Band".

Grab a lone Star, and crank this Puppy up!
Four Stars !!!"
The older the better
Javier Fernandez | Richmond, California USA | 06/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got to listen to this album when the vinyl version was released way back in the early 70's, and I loved it. For several reasons I didn't get to listen to it again until it was re-issued on CD and I was completely taken aback, once more, by the quality of the music which, like wine, got better through the years. Bob Dylan's contribution on 4 of the tunes is one of the highlights of the album.

One of the first and perhaps the best recording by Doug Sahm, other than Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados. A blend of C&W, Tex-Mex and Texas Blues performed by such great musicians as Sahm, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Augie Meyer, David "Fathead" Newman, David Bromberg, Wayne Jackson, Flaco Jimenez, Jack Walrath, to name just a few, and produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin (who also plays electric piano on the recording) and Doug Sahm. From the opening title "(Is anybody is going to)San Antone", every single track is great. "Blues stay away from me", with Bob Dylan sharing vocals with Doug Sahm and playing a guitar solo is superb. "Poison love" has great solos by Augie Meyer on piano, Flaco Jimenz on accordion and David Bromberg on dobro. Dylan's own recording of one the tunes, "Wallflower", is available on the Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3. Strongly recommended."