Doug Sahm Doug Sahm and Band Gold Vinyl LP
Gold Vinyl LP!
Limited Edition - 1000 Copies!
Doug Sahm’s first solo record was something of a coming out party, a big budget
affair that let the world know what the insiders already knew: that Doug Sahm
was a quintessentially American musical visionary. After The Sir Douglas Quintet
concluded its contract with Smash/Mercury, Jerry Wexler convinced Sahm to sign
with Atlantic and brought him to New York for the sessions that were to become
Doug Sahm and Band. To call the personnel that Wexler and co-producer Arif
Mardin assembled for the album "star-studded" is a severe understatement: among
the musicians on this 1972 release were Dr. John, David "Fathead" Newman, David
Bromberg, and Flaco Jiménez (the first in a series of collaborations with Doug);
Sir Doug stalwarts Augie Meyers, Jack Barber, and George Rains; and, of course,
Bob Dylan, who contributes a hitherto-unheard song ("Wallflower").
It is a testament to Sahm’s boundless talent that all of these stellar musicians
wanted to play with him; it’s even more of a testament that despite all of the
formidable artists in the room, and despite the fact that Sahm only wrote three
of the album’s 12 tunes, Doug Sahm and Band never sounds like anything but a
Doug Sahm record. And a hell of a good one, too, highlighted by the anthemic
"(Is Anybody Going to) San Antone" and the brilliant Willie Nelson cover "Me and
Paul." This turned out to be Doug’s only charting solo album, but he was never
about the money. What mattered to Doug was the groove, and this record has it in
every one of ‘em.
Real Gone Music is proud to present the first-ever vinyl reissue of this classic
record, limited to 1000 gold vinyl copies. A must for your American music
• Limited Edition LP - Only 1000 Copies!
• Gold Vinyl
1. (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone
2. It's Gonna Be Easy
3. Your Friends
4. Poison Love
6. Dealer's Blues
1. Faded Love
2. Blues Stay Away From Me
3. Papa Ain't Salty
4. Me and Paul
5. Don't Turn Around
6. I Get Off