Live from Austin TX

Live from Austin TX

by Texas TornadosTexas Tornados

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It's hard to imagine a band that was more perfectly suited for Austin, TX, than the Texas Tornados. Never mind the fact that two of the city's favorite sons, Doug Sahm and Augie Meyers, were members (and that the other key members, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez, were equally beloved throughout the Lone Star State) -- in a city with as voracious and omnivorous an appetite for music as Austin, a band that could play rock, blues, country, norteño, swing, boogie, and on occasion all of them at once could only be regarded as a blessing, and when the Texas Tornados appeared on the great PBS music series Austin City Limits for a Fall 1990 taping, a wildly enthusiastic audience turned out to see the not yet year-old band. Live from Austin, TX preserves the full, unedited 75-minute set the Tornados played that evening, and the band is on fire from start to finish. What was special about the Tornados wasn't just that they could play Jimmy Reed blues, hard country weepers, Farfisa-fueled garage rock, and Mexican folk tunes within the course of a set, but that they played them all with the same fire and passion, and made them sound like they all belonged on the same sonic menu. For an hour and a quarter, you get to hear the Texas Tornados do just that for an audience who were obviously loving what they were hearing, and that makes this disc a wonderful posthumous tribute to the genre-shattering joy they made their bread and butter.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2005
Label: New West Records
UPC: 0607396608324
catalogNumber: 6083
Rank: 34965

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Texas Tornados   Primary Artist
Doug Sahm   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Augie Meyers   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Vocals
Ernie Durawa   Drums
Freddy Fender   Guitar,Vocals
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion,Vocals
Derek O'Brien   Guitar
Speedy Sparks   Bass
Oscar Tellez   Bajo Sexto
Louis Ortega   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Butch Hancock   Composer
Doug Sahm   Composer
Augie Meyers   Composer
Jim Glaser   Composer
Rich Minus   Composer
Wayne Duncan   Composer
Freddy Fender   Composer
Randy Sharp   Composer
Bill Sheffield   Composer
Huey Thierry   Composer
Rudy Martinez   Composer
Louis Ortega   Composer
Santiago Jiménez   Composer
George Khoury   Composer
Paul Gauvin   Composer
Terry Lickona   Liner Notes
Gary Briggs   Producer
Cameron Strang   Producer,Executive Producer
Vivian Keith   Composer

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Live from Austin TX 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
These Tex-Mex vets do have a lot in common with the Traveling Wilburys. Meyers played organ on Dylan's Time out of Mind and Love and Theft and Sahm covered a Dylan song or two during his career. The concert has a nice, loose feel to it. Don't expect any deep lyrics. Even Freddy Fender's weepers are more nostalgic than sad. They finish the show with a great combo of Sir Doug's She's About a Mover and ? and the Mysterians' 96 Tears. I saw the origanal TV broadcast and it was great. Video fans may want to pick up the DVD.