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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Dr. Baron » 02 Jul 2009, 04:29

Charlie O. wrote:That's one that grew on me over time, but I pretty much love it now. It's a vibe record - you don't listen to it for the songwriting*, but for the freaky mood of it.


Yeah, definitely. It's been growing on me. I really legitimately like some of the songs on their own, of course.

When you cue up "Whole Lotta Peace Of Mind," you'll be reminded of the psych fiddles immediately. They reappear. I really like that tune, actually. It would be great if they used the same fiddle track for other stuff!

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Yeah, it's one of about three consistent themes that he mines over and over again. I can relate, though I would've been so lucky to have been far away from home in Mill Valley or wherever.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Charlie O. » 02 Jul 2009, 05:06

il Baron wrote:When you cue up "Whole Lotta Peace Of Mind," you'll be reminded of the psych fiddles immediately.

No, I remember 'em in that tune, but not in "Glad For Your Sake".
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Dr. Baron » 02 Nov 2009, 03:20

Nice Augie Meyers feature this week in the Chronicle.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase ... d%3A901635

I'll likely go to the tribute show next weekend.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Charlie O. » 02 Nov 2009, 05:50

"So Doug called a few days later and said, 'Bring your Vox and come to the Blue Note.' I did. A few weeks later, he wrote a song about a couple that used to dance there, called 'She's a Body Mover.' They said you can't put it out; it was too risqué.

"It was late '64. We changed it to 'She's About a Mover.'"

:!:

(Actually, I think I might've read that story before. But I forgot.)

I'd love to hear what Lord August & The Visions Of Lite sounded like!


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You'd better!
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Dr. Baron » 04 Nov 2009, 05:47

Any love for Texas Rock For Country Rollers?
I'm not keen on some of the production (well, some of the guitar sounds) but it's got some classic Sahm jams! I need it for the Gene Thomas medley alone . . .
It would be absolutely necessary for a Doug Sahm compilation, and is a pretty good little record to boot.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Six String » 04 Nov 2009, 17:33

Baron the Great wrote:Any love for Texas Rock For Country Rollers?
I'm not keen on some of the production (well, some of the guitar sounds) but it's got some classic Sahm jams! I need it for the Gene Thomas medley alone . . .
It would be absolutely necessary for a Doug Sahm compilation, and is a pretty good little record to boot.
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I've seen the album many times over the years but I've never heard it. Thanks for the great article from the A.Chronicle on Augie. I like the look of that adioslounge blog too. Now I'm in the mood for some Sahm.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Dr. Baron » 13 Nov 2010, 18:09

I never bought Groover's Paradise.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Muskrat » 13 Nov 2010, 19:00

Snarfyguy wrote:How was the album he did with the rhythm section from CCR?

That seemed like a good idea for a match-up.


Who needed 'em?
(I count five guitar players on stage, plus the bassist)

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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 13 Nov 2010, 19:27

Baron the Minx wrote:I never bought Groover's Paradise.
Will today be the day?





Straight answer? He's done better.


As a fan you should get it.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby pcqgod » 13 Nov 2010, 20:28

Thanks! Very informative thread.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Dr. Baron » 05 May 2011, 04:06

I've seen this pop up on BCB lately. Looks like I've got all of it (maybe not in mono, granted). It contains one of my favorites, "Me and My Destiny."

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1. Are Inlaws Really Outlaws
2. Sell A Song
3. Mendocino
4. I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
5. And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down
6. Lawd, I'm Just A Country Boy In This Great Big Freaky City
7. Dynamite Woman
8. Too Many Dociled Minds
9. At The Crossroads
10. Texas Me
11. Nuevo Laredo
12. I Don't Want To Go Home
13. Be Real
14. I Don't Want To Go Home
15. What About Tomorrow
16. (I Found Love) A Nice Song
17. Catch The Man On The Rise
18. Pretty Flower
19. Me And My Destiny
20. Wasted Days, Wasted Nights
21. Michoacan
22. Westside Blues Again

Any converts?


EDIT: (ooh, I also love "And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down")
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Jeff K » 05 May 2011, 04:20

Brer Baron wrote:Any converts?


Me!

I saw it at the local record shop and figured since I didn't own any Sir Doug this might be a good starting place. So it was pretty much a blind buy on my part even though I was familiar with a few of the songs. It hasn't been far from my stereo since. I knew they were good. Just not THAT good! My most welcome pick-up of the year so far and I'd advise anyone curious about the SDQ to jump on this right away. The sound quality is excellent too.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Charlie O. » 05 May 2011, 05:18

Brer Baron wrote:Looks like I've got all of it (maybe not in mono, granted).

If you've got that Hip-O Select set, I think that has all of the singles in mono.

But yeah, I've been playing this a lot.

Jeff, you should check out the two on Sundazed - The Best Of The Sir Douglas Quintet (their first album! Makes you wonder why everybody doesn't start with a Best Of) and The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back (more stuff from the same period). [edit: I temporarily forgot that this singles collection is on Sundazed, also.] They're about equally good and, last I knew, Sundazed was selling the latter real cheap on their website...
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Jeff K » 05 May 2011, 11:42

Charlie O. wrote:
Brer Baron wrote:Looks like I've got all of it (maybe not in mono, granted).

If you've got that Hip-O Select set, I think that has all of the singles in mono.

But yeah, I've been playing this a lot.

Jeff, you should check out the two on Sundazed - The Best Of The Sir Douglas Quintet (their first album! Makes you wonder why everybody doesn't start with a Best Of) and The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back (more stuff from the same period). They're about equally good and, last I knew, Sundazed was selling the latter real cheap on their website...


I just ordered some Davie Allan and the Arrows CD's from Sundazed. Looks like I'll need to head back there. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Dr. Baron » 05 May 2011, 12:51

I'll have to get those too!
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Six String » 05 May 2011, 19:14

I haven't heard And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down in decades! There was a time when you could hear it on hip FM radio.

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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Jeff K » 06 May 2011, 00:10

Brer Baron wrote:I've seen this pop up on BCB lately. Looks like I've got all of it (maybe not in mono, granted). It contains one of my favorites, "Me and My Destiny."

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1. Are Inlaws Really Outlaws
2. Sell A Song
3. Mendocino
4. I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
5. And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down
6. Lawd, I'm Just A Country Boy In This Great Big Freaky City
7. Dynamite Woman
8. Too Many Dociled Minds
9. At The Crossroads
10. Texas Me
11. Nuevo Laredo
12. I Don't Want To Go Home
13. Be Real
14. I Don't Want To Go Home
15. What About Tomorrow
16. (I Found Love) A Nice Song
17. Catch The Man On The Rise
18. Pretty Flower
19. Me And My Destiny
20. Wasted Days, Wasted Nights
21. Michoacan
22. Westside Blues Again

Any converts?


EDIT: (ooh, I also love "And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down")


Playing it again which is beginning to turn into a daily habit for me. I think the one thing that sticks out the most is just how good a singer Sahm really was. You never see him mentioned whenever there's a discussion about great vocalists but he was right up there with the best. Also, how fantastic is At the Crossroads?
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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Dr. Baron » 06 Nov 2014, 23:02

It's Doug's Birthday! Happy Birthday, Doug!

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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

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Re: Sir Douglas Quintet

Postby Muskrat » 07 Nov 2014, 00:13

Charlie O. wrote:I'd love to hear what Lord August & The Visions Of Lite sounded like!


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