Sir Douglas Quintet – Texas Tornado: Live From The Troubadour 1971 (CD)
Recorded at the iconic Troubadour in 1971, this live set has never been released and catches the Sir Douglas Quintet at their best on this CD debut.
The setlist features The Sir Douglas Quintet hits ‘She’s About a Mover’ alongside the later ‘Mendocino’ with six more floor-fillers. The band came out of the box swinging in 1965 with the international hit ‘She’s About a Mover’, charismatically fronted by Doug Sahm alongside Vox organ player Augie Meyers and a trio of talented musicians.
They quickly established a fanbase in Texas before relocating their unique blend of regional Mexican conjunto and British Invasion flash to San Francisco. Legend has it that the group’s style was the innovation of producer Huey P. Meaux, who took a batch of Beatles and wine into a hotel room, emerging with the idea that they rhythmically resembled Cajun dance music – selling the concept to prodigal country artist Doug Sahm.
The Quintet brought their flavourful Tex-Mex/British combination in full force to their regular tours, documented on this release during their short trip to the legendary West Hollywood venue, the Troubadour, in 1971.
1) She’s About a Mover
2) Tortilla Flats
3) Be Real
5) Glad For Your Sake
6) Heya Heya
7) Didn’t Even Bring Me Down
8) Dynamite Woman