Doug Sahm

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Douglas Wayne Sahm
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Doug Sahm excelled in a wide range of genres throughout his career and influenced both the Texas and national music scenes. Sahm was a musical prodigy who, at an early age, began playing with a local band. He was singing on the radio at the age of five and was so gifted that he could play the fiddle, steel guitar, and mandolin by the time he was eight years old. Around this age, he appeared on the Louisiana Hayride, and before he was a teenager, Little Doug Sahm, as he was known, had played onstage with such greats as Hank Thompson, Faron Young, and Hank Williams. When he was thirteen he was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry, but had to decline so he would not miss school.

Sahm's career spanned over four decades and encompassed a variety of musical styles, including German polkas, blues, rock, and Tejano. In the 1950s he attended Sam Houston High School, San Antonio, where he formed several bands, including the Dell-Kings, Pharaohs, and Markays. In 1964 he helped found the Sir Douglas Quintet under the direction of producer Huey P. Meaux. This outlandish group of Texans, which included Sahm's friend Augie Meyers, dressed up and pretended to be part of the so-called "British Invasion" of the mid-1960s. Sahm wrote the quintet's 1965 smash hit, "She's About a Mover," which made the Top 20 chart.

In the 1970s he moved to Austin and became a member of the "Cosmic Cowboy" scene, along with Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker. He was signed by Atlantic Records in 1973. With help from his friends Flaco Jiménez, Bob Dylan, and Dr. John, Sahm released the album Doug Sahm and Band, which included the song "Is Anybody Going to San Antone?"

In 1989 Sahm teamed up with Freddie Fender, Flaco Jiménez, and Augie Meyers to form the Texas Tornados. The group produced a soulful mix of country music, blues, ballad singing, Texas rock-and-roll, and conjunto. They were signed by Reprise Records in 1990 and released their first album, Texas Tornados, later that year.

Sahm was born 6 November 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, USA and died 18 November 1999 in Taos, New Mexico, USA.
Named Rolling Stone's 'Chicano Of The Year' in 1971.
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Albums

SRM 1-655 Doug Sahm - Rough Edges album art Doug Sahm With The Sir Douglas Quintet* Doug Sahm With The Sir Douglas Quintet* - Rough Edges (Album) Mercury SRM 1-655 US 1973 Sell This Version
BS 2810 Doug Sahm - Groover's Paradise album art Doug Sahm Groover's Paradise (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2810 US 1974 Sell This Version
CC-LP-1013 Doug Sahm - Re-union Of The Cosmic Brothers album art Freddy Fender (2) & Sir Douglas (Quintet.)* Freddy Fender (2) & Sir Douglas (Quintet.)* - Re-union Of The Cosmic Brothers(LP) Crazy Cajun CC-LP-1013 US 1975 Sell This Version
TRC 1007 Doug Sahm - Live Love album art Sir Douglas Quintet / Doug Sahm And Augie Meyers Sir Douglas Quintet / Doug Sahm And Augie Meyers - Live Love(LP, Album) The Texas Re-Cord Co. TRC 1007 US 1977 Sell This Version
none Doug Sahm - Hell Of A Spell album art Doug Sahm Hell Of A Spell (Album) Takoma none 1979 Sell This Version
INT 147.130 Doug Sahm - Quintessence album art Doug Sahm And The Sir Douglas Quintet Featuring Augie Meyers Doug Sahm And The Sir Douglas Quintet Featuring Augie Meyers - Quintessence (Album) Sonet INT 147.130 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
SNTF 890 Doug Sahm - Back To The 'Dillo album art Doug Sahm & Augie Myers* And Assorted Musical Guests Doug Sahm & Augie Myers* And Assorted Musical Guests - Back To The 'Dillo (Album) Sonet SNTF 890 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ES - 34144 Doug Sahm - Still Growin album art Augie Meyers With Doug Sahm Augie Meyers With Doug Sahm - Still Growin (Album) Sonet ES - 34144 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
SNTF-895 Doug Sahm - Tex-Mex Breakdown album art Doug Sahm & Augie Meyers Present Flaco Jimenez Y Su Conjunto Doug Sahm & Augie Meyers Present Flaco Jimenez Y Su Conjunto - Tex-Mex Breakdown (Album) Sonet SNTF-895 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
TD 5000 Doug Sahm - The "West Side" Sound Rolls Again album art Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers - The "West Side" Sound Rolls Again (Album) Teardrop Records (5) TD 5000 US 1983 Sell This Version
PLP-733 Doug Sahm - Live: Goin' To San Antone album art Doug Sahm Live: Goin' To San Antone(LP, Mono) P-Vine Special PLP-733 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ROSE 112 CD Doug Sahm - Who Are These Masked Men? album art Doug Sahm, The Texas Mavericks Doug Sahm, The Texas Mavericks - Who Are These Masked Men? (Album) Sonet ROSE 112 CD France 1987 Sell This Version
TOP 172 Doug Sahm - Live album art Doug Sahm Live(LP) Topline Records TOP 172 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BTCD 943 401 Doug Sahm - Live album art Doug Sahm Live(CD, Album) Bear Tracks BTCD 943 401 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ANT 0008, ANT0008 Doug Sahm - Juke Box Music album art Doug Sahm Juke Box Music (Album) Antone's Records, Antone's Records ANT 0008, ANT0008 US 1988 Sell This Version
ANT 0036 Doug Sahm - The Last Real Texas Blues Band Featuring Doug Sahm album art The Last Real Texas Blues Band Featuring Doug Sahm The Last Real Texas Blues Band Featuring Doug Sahm - The Last Real Texas Blues Band Featuring Doug Sahm(CD, Album) Antone's Records ANT 0036 US 1994 Sell This Version
Watermelon CD 11076 Doug Sahm - S.D.Q. '98 album art Doug Sahm Featuring Performances By Augie Meyers & The Gourds Doug Sahm Featuring Performances By Augie Meyers & The Gourds - S.D.Q. '98 (Album) Watermelon Records Watermelon CD 11076 US 1998 Sell This Version
TTX 002 Doug Sahm - The Return Of Wayne Douglas album art Doug Sahm The Return Of Wayne Douglas (Album) Evangeline, Tornado Records (12) TTX 002 US 2000 Sell This Version
NW 6133 Doug Sahm - Live From Austin TX album art Doug Sahm Live From Austin TX (Album) New West Records NW 6133 US 2007 Sell This Version
DOUGALIVE1 Doug Sahm - LIVE - In Stockholm album art Doug Sahm LIVE - In Stockholm(CD, Album) San Antonio Records DOUGALIVE1 US 2012 Sell This Version
MIG 23370 Doug Sahm - Who Are These Masked Men ? & The Masked Men Live in Bremen 1987 album art The Texas Mavericks, Doug Sahm The Texas Mavericks, Doug Sahm - Who Are These Masked Men ? & The Masked Men Live in Bremen 1987(2xCD, Album) MIG MIG 23370 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

113 Doug Sahm - A Real American Joe/Rollin' Rollin' album art Little Doug* A Real American Joe/Rollin' Rollin' (Single) Sarg Records 113 US 1956 Sell This Version
HM-107 Doug Sahm - Why Why Why / If You Ever Need Me album art Doug Sahm Why Why Why / If You Ever Need Me Harlem (3) HM-107 US 1960 Sell This Version
HM-108 Doug Sahm - Baby Tell Me / Sapphire album art Doug Sahm Baby Tell Me / Sapphire(7") Harlem (3) HM-108 US 1960 Sell This Version
RR-215 Doug Sahm - Crazy, Crazy Feelin'  album art Doug Sahm Crazy, Crazy Feelin' (Single) Renner RR-215 US 1961 Sell This Version