Doug Sahm was so rock and roll, he never stopped smiling. From the time of his radio debut at age five, he played anything with strings and had his ears wide open. He was also so Texas, born in San Antonio, that he never took his boots off.
Hey Baby, Ques Paso!
She’s About A Mover
At age eleven, he appeared onstage with Hank Williams. At thirteen, he was offered a permanent spot on the Grand Ole Opry. He pretended, in name only, to be part of the British Invasion, as the Sir Douglas Quintet. She’s About a Mover, with Augie Meyer’s funky organ, didn’t sound like Gerry and the Pacemakers, but it made the Top 20. He went to San Francisco and grew his hair, but always wore a cowboy hat.
Baby Heaven Sent Me You
He formed the Texas Tornados, with Flaco Jimenez and Freddy Fender, and also recorded an album that rocked, with both of his sons. He toured like crazy, played his whole life, and died in his sleep.