I put the pompadour up, got in front of the mirror, and started to practice shaking”. In live performances, blues, often with swing or shuffle beats, was usually a substantial component of the set. Nothing about Douglas Wayne Sahm is quite what it appears to be. Augie Meyers describes “She’s About A Mover” as “a Polka beat with a rock and roll sound” and discusses other topics in an interview with Gary James of classicbands. Neither did the kids themselves, “When I saw Elvis in ’56 it just blew my mind.
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A pioneering influence in rock and roll, The Sir Douglas Quintet drew upon such diverse genres as country, garage rock, blues, doo-wop, and jazz and siir the first to incorporate Tex-Mex and Cajun styles into rock music.
The east side of San Antonio, where I grew up, was predominantly black then douglax it’s all black. So parents just knew there was something in that black music that the kids loved.
Sir Douglas Quintet
To listen to a song clip, click any mendcoino title that has a speaker icon. They had no idea what was coming”. The Sir Douglas Quintet officially disbanded in and Doug Sahm went solo, reuniting with former band members several times over the years to perform and record. In the group split up when Sahm contracted to produce a solo album. Band members also explored musical elements specific to modern jazz at that time.
Sahm and Meyers were also members of the Texas Tornados in the early s. Doug Sahm discusses his early beginnings as a country music child prodigy and other topics in an interview with Rolling Stone Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Early influences on the band’s emerging Texas style were even broader than this, and included ethnic and pop music from the s and s, such as doo-wop, electric blues, soul music, and British Invasion. The Quintet brought the older styles into a contemporary context, for instance by adapting the doo-wop feel, beat, and chord progressions. The Sir Douglas Quintet is considered a pioneering influence in the history of rock and roll for incorporating Tex-Mex and Cajun styles into rock music. A critically acclaimed and veteran singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who first sang on the radio at age five, Doug Sahm’s numerous awards and accolades included appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone inbeing honored in the South Texas Music Walk of Fame, and becoming an inaugural inductee into the Austin Music Memorial in Please like our facebook page!
Other original members included Jack Barber, Frank Morin, and Johnny Perez, with a number of personnel changes along the way. Neither did the kids themselves, “When I saw Elvis in ’56 it just blew my mind. For studio recordings, they sometimes added an extra session musician or two, often to flesh out the brass dimension of a track’s sound. It was even more successful in Europe, selling over three million copies. Sahm and Meyers continued to work together throughout the late s and rejoined with Perez in for a reunion tour and album.
The music really incensed a lot of parents, although it wasn’t very racial at all. In the mid s, the band relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and absorbed features of the San Francisco Sound, including the loud and lush electric bass tone and freer percussion and guitar stylings.
Nothing about Douglas Wayne Sahm is quite what it appears to be. Bassist Jim Stallings also contributed to several albums during this period of shifting personnel which included, among others, guitarist Tom Nay of Sarasota, Florida who played with the group for about a yearand John York, who later replaced Chris Hillman in The Byrds.
Despite their British sounding name, they came out of San Antonio, Texas and are perhaps best known for their hit single written by Doug Sahm, the bar blues “She’s About a Mover” named the number one ‘Texas’ song by Texas Monthly.
In several Sir Douglas Quintet outtakes were released in their final album from the group’s classic era, Rough Edges.
FTC: Sir Douglas Quintet – Austin Town Hall
After The Sir Douglas Quintet hit it big in its home state, the band relocated to the West Coast during the mid s and achieved national fame with such upbeat classics duoglas “She’s About A Mover” and “Mendocino.
I put the pompadour up, got in front of the mirror, and started to practice shaking”.
Read more on Last. They approached these styles with an instrumental line-up that was typical of blues bands: Billboard Hot by earlyspending 15 weeks in the chart.
Quinett in San Antonio on November 6,Sahm descended from “squareheads”, as the German settlers who contributed the accordion to border music are known in Texas: