Doug Sahm And The Sir Douglas Quintet Featuring Augie Meyers - Quintessence FLAC album
Douglas Sahm (1966-2018) 1966 The Best Of The Sir Douglas Quintet. plus! (Sir Douglas Quintet) (Remaster 2000 Westside WESA 862) (L) Scans Back. 1995 The Last Real Texas Blues Band Featuring Doug Sahm (L).
Keyboards – Augie Meyers. Producer – Sir Douglas Quintet. Vocals, Guitar – Doug Sahm. Rights Society: GEMA. Quintessence (Cass, Album).
August "Augie" Meyers (born May 31, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, performer, studio musician, producer, and record label owner. He is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados. In the early 1960s, Meyers and Doug Sahm founded the Sir Douglas Quintet. His Vox organ was a familiar element of the group's sound, as heard on tracks like "She’s About a Mover" (1964), "Mendocino" (1969), and "Nuevo Laredo" (1970).
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. 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.
What this album lacks is a single, bomb-bursting all-out hit, and the closest the group comes might be the first two songs with their fine Tex Mex grooves and melancholy romantic lyrics. There are no real low points, however, as the material has a consistently sincere rootsy point of view. The playing is always catchy and to the point, never overly polished or mechanical from over-rehearsing
Mendocino is the second album by country rock group The Sir Douglas Quintet, released in April 1969 on Smash Records. The album peaked at No. 81 on the Billboard 200 charts. Neon Records re-released the album in 2001 and 2008. Doug Sahm – Vocals, guitar, pedal steel guitar, fiddle. Frank Morin – Vocals, horns.
Other albums by Doug Sahm, The Sir Douglas Quintet. Texas Honky-Tonk Blues. The Return of Wayne Douglas. You get two almost-hits ("Mendocino" and " 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.
Accordingly, Sahm assembled his friends Augie Meyers (keyboards), Frank Morin (saxophone), Harvey Kagen (bass), and Johnny Perez (drums). Meaux gave them an English-sounding name, the Sir Douglas Quintet, and subsequently scored an international hit in 1965 with the catchy "Shes About a Mover. The Sir Douglas Quintet toured Europe and made the successful Together After Five, while Sahm made an excellent country single under the name of Wayne Douglas, "Be Real. He moved to Prunedale in Northern California and befriended a Chicano band, Louie & the Lovers, producing their Rise. His high-spirited 1973 album, Doug Sahm and Band, was made in New York with Bob Dylan, Dr. John, and accordionist Flaco Jiménez, and the singer achieved minor success with "(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone?"
While the Sir Douglas Quintet never broke up and never succumbed to the lure of the oldies circuit, when Meyers and his musical cohorts decided they wanted to do something different, they did. That led to the formation of The Texas Tornados and a Grammy award-winning South Texas sound. Meyers worked steadily with Sahm until the kinetic guitarist/vocalist passed away in 1999. Meyers has always pursued projects that interest him as an individual and as a collaborator and has long refused to lock himself into one style of music. South Texas Soul: The San Antonio Sound – Augie Meyers, Doug Sahm and the history and influence of South Texas on popular music of today. Documentary filmmaker Tracy Ready examines the influence of German, Polish and Irish immigrants in South Texas on popular music styles including Country, Tejano, Blues and Rock and Roll, from a unique perspective.
|A1||Who Were You Thinking Of?||2:17|
|A2||Down To Saying Goodbye||3:16|
|A5||Wicked, Wicked Woman||2:36|
|A6||I Know You Know||2:44|
|B1||It This Ain't Love||3:40|
|B2||Velma From Selma||2:21|
|B3||Got It Bad For You||2:37|
|B4||Tomorrow Just Might Change||3:06|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sonet Records & Publishing Ltd.
- Marketed By – Intercord Ton GmbH
- Published By – Sonet Publishing
- Published By – Immy Music
- Published By – Ray Liberto Music
- Published By – Brujo Music
- Recorded At – Different Fur Studios
- Bass – Speedy Sparks
- Design, Photography By – Joel Aparicio
- Drums – John Perez*
- Guitar – Louie Ortega
- Keyboards – Augie Meyers
- Producer – Sir Douglas Quintet
- Vocals, Guitar – Doug Sahm
NotesRecorded at: Different Furs Music, San Francisco, Ca
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Label Code: LC 0349
|VR-004||Sir Douglas Quintet||Quintessence (LP)||Varrick Records||VR-004||US||1983|
|5721067||Sir Douglas Quintet||Quintessence (Cass, Album)||PGP RTB||5721067||Yugoslavia||1983|
|SNTF 881||Sir Douglas Quintet||Quintessence (LP, Album)||Sonet||SNTF 881||Scandinavia||1982|
|SNTL 2881||Sir Douglas Quintet||Quintessence (LP, Album)||Sonet||SNTL 2881||Italy||1982|
|2221616, SNTF 881||Sir Douglas Quintet||Quintessence (LP)||PGP RTB, Sonet||2221616, SNTF 881||Yugoslavia||1983|