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

Doug Sahm - Rough Edges album art Doug Sahm With The Sir Douglas Quintet* Doug Sahm With The Sir Douglas Quintet* - Rough Edges (Album) Mercury US 1973 Sell This Version
Doug Sahm - Groover's Paradise album art Doug Sahm Groover's Paradise (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1974 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
Doug Sahm - Hell Of A Spell album art Doug Sahm Hell Of A Spell (Album) Takoma 1979 Sell This Version
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 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Doug Sahm - Still Growin album art Augie Meyers With Doug Sahm Augie Meyers With Doug Sahm - Still Growin (Album) Sonet Spain 1982 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(LP, Album) Sonet INT 147.130 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Doug Sahm - The "West Side" Sound Rolls Again album art Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers - The "West Side" Sound Rolls Again Teardrop Records (5) US 1983 Sell This Version
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 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
PLP-733 Doug Sahm - Live: Goin' To San Antone album art Doug Sahm Live: Goin' To San Antone(LP) P-Vine Special PLP-733 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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 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
Doug Sahm - Juke Box Music album art Doug Sahm Juke Box Music (Album) Antone's Records 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
Doug Sahm - S.D.Q. '98 album art Doug Sahm S.D.Q. '98 (Album) Watermelon Records Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Doug Sahm - The Return Of Wayne Douglas album art Doug Sahm The Return Of Wayne Douglas (Album) Evangeline, Tornado Records (12) US 2000 Sell This Version
Doug Sahm - Live From Austin TX album art Doug Sahm Live From Austin TX (Album) New West Records 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

Doug Sahm - A Real American Joe/Rollin' Rollin' album art Little Doug* A Real American Joe/Rollin' Rollin' (Single) Sarg Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Doug Sahm - Why Why Why / If You Ever Need Me album art Doug Sahm Why Why Why / If You Ever Need Me Harlem (3) 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
Doug Sahm - Crazy, Crazy Feelin'  album art Doug Sahm Crazy, Crazy Feelin' (Single) Renner US 1961 Sell This Version
RR-212 Doug Sahm - Makes No Difference album art Doug Sahm Makes No Difference(7", Single) Renner RR-212 US 1961 Sell This Version