Photo by John Halpern - Elektra Records
1941 - 1999
The fine folks at Birdman Recording Group bring us Doug Sahm's final album, "THE RETURN OF WAYNE DOUGLAS," (Tornado Records, which was started by Sahm) and have asked that his music be available on MTM. Wayne Douglas was a Doug Sahm alias when he played steel guitar with Alvin Crow. Doug Sahm performed from an early age and his first big break was opening for the Dave Clark Five in the 60's, with the group Doug Sahm's Markays. He and friend Augie Meyers formed the Sir Douglas Quintet, and had a big hit with "She's About A Mover" in 1965. The Quintet appeared in two movies as themselves - "Cisco Pike" with Kris Kristofferson in 1972 and "More American Graffiti" in 1979, each soundtrack including one of Doug's songs. In 1988 he played with Antone's R&B Revue, and then formed the wildly popular Texas Tornados with Augie Meyers, Flaco Jiminez and Freddy Fender. In 1994 the Sir Douglas Quintet was re-formed with Sahm's two sons Shawn and Shandon. In 1999, Doug formed Tornado Records, a label that quickly added the music of Ed Burleson (also joining MTM this week) as well as other musicians. In November of 1999, Doug Sahm succumbed to a heart attack at age 58 while vacationing in Taos, New Mexico. The music on this posthumously released disc is impossible to classify. Sahm himself said, "I'm a part of Willie Nelson's world, and at the same time I'm a part of the Grateful Dead's. I don't ever stay in one bag." Liner notes by James Medlin say it best: "Doug was American as baseball, as Texan as the Alamo, and as country as chicken-fried steak." This is one of Doug Sahm's finest works, featuring musicians Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody), Tommy Detamore, Bobby Flores, Clay Blaker, and of course, Augie Meyers. Get the disc today for only $13.99!
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"Dallas Alice" from The Return of Wayne Douglas
"Texas Me" from The Return of Wayne Douglas
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