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Texas Tornados- Live from Austin, TX [Original recording remastered]

Texas TornadosAudio CD
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The ultimate Tex-Mex super group is back - Augie Meyers and Flaco Jiménez reunite with the son of Doug Sahm, Shawn Sahm in a new recording that includes five previously unreleased vocal performances from the legendary Freddy Fender. The collection, entitled “Esta Bueno,” includes new songs written by Fender such as the swamp pop ballad “If I Could Only,” an ... Read more in Amazon's Texas Tornados Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 1, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B000BD1LIG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,785 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Soy De San Luis
2. A Man Can Cry
3. (Hey Baby) Que Paso
4. Laredo Rose
5. Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
6. Cancion Mixteca
7. Dinero
8. Mathilda
9. Adios Mexico
10. She Never Spoke Spanish To Me
11. Only One
12. Mendocino
13. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
14. Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
15. If That's What You're Thinking
16. Who Were You Thinkin' Of
17. Before The Next Teardrop Falls
18. She's About A Mover
19. 96 Tears

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Product Description

Call it serendipity or genius, but when four legends of Texas music pooled their talents in December 1989, a new sound was born: the Texas Tornados. The band was new but its members were no strangers to center stage. Freddy Fender was a mega-star with his hits Wasted Days and Wasted Nights and Before the Next Teardrop Falls. Doug Sahm and Augie Meyers formed the The Sir Douglas Quintet in San Antonio in the mid- 60 s in a sound that shook up the pop charts with She s About a Mover. Then there s Flaco Jimenez, who, along with his father and brother used their accordions to invent their own music genre. Together this Tex-Mex Revue created a raucous, infectious, danceable sound that ranks as an all-time Austin City Limits favorite

As the ebullient ringleader of this all-star Lone Star quartet, Doug Sahm tells this 1990 Austin City Limits crowd that "it's rock and roll conjunto time!" Such a description barely hints at the raucous vitality of the band's bilingual, Tex-Mex border music. The set (also available on DVD) finds Freddy Fender resurrecting his country smashes "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" and "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," while the tremulous vocals of some of his earlier, regional hits suggest that he is to Tejano music what Aaron Neville is to New Orleans soul. Conjunto accordion kingpin Flaco Jimenez provides rollicking instrumental accents throughout, while singing with Fender on some of the Spanish-language material. From the rock and roll side, Sahm and keyboardist Augie Meyers reprise their hits from the Sir Douglas Quintet's 1960s heyday, with "She's About a Mover" and "Mendocino" steeped in the same musical roots they share with Fender and Jimenez. Such raucous, festive interplay plainly enjoys a home-field advantage in Austin, where the performance finds the foursome hailed as conquering heroes. (The release serves as a memorial to Sahm, who died in 1999 and to whom the album is dedicated.) --Don McLeese

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to find something better than this!! December 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I already wrote a review on this incredible musical event after watching

the show on DVD so my opinion on the CD version cannot be different.

The only sad thing about this is that both Doug and Freddy are not with

us anymore but we have their wonderful 1990 Austin Texas concert and

we can either listen to it or watch the incredible musical abilities

of this foursome. The best Conjunto Tex-Mex rock & roll gathering ever!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tex-Mex At it's Best !! March 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is my all time favorite "cheer-me-up" album. As soon as the music starts, I just start smiling. I love the enthusiasm and the great talent that is displayed. The mingling of voices from both north and south of the border is a tribute to our southern society, showing that we all can and do get along wonderfully when we put our minds to it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Que pasa? The Texas Tornados, that's what! April 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Tex-Mex supergroup The Texas Tornados played rock n' roll, R&B, Mexican folk, swing, boogie, ballads, and smaltzy country weepers with the same enthusiasm.
They were a brand new band when this 1990 session was recorded, a part of the PBS music series Austin City Limits, and they swing their way through a 74-minute set of Tornados tunes and songs from the back catalogues of the various members: "Sir Douglas", the great Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, and Baldemar Huerta - better known as Freddy Fender.

Backed by an additional fine musicians, the Tornados happily serve up their unique Tex-Mex dish, from the country ballad "Larado Rose" and Doug Sahm's joyous late-60s pop-rocker "Mendocino", to a pretty convincing cover of bluesman Jimmy Reed's (always erroneously titled) "Baby What You Want Me To Do". He sang "baby, why you wanna let go", Jimmy did.
The four musicians mostly take turns performing the lead vocals; sometimes two or three singers will create an impromptu vocal harmony. The band is tight, even if the overall sonic image is perhaps a bit too unvaried, always dominated by either Jimenez' accordion or Augie Meyers' Vox organ. And you can tell that everybody on that night was enjoying themselves, the band included. They swing mightily on "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights", sung in a fragile tenor by Freddy Fender and on the rollicking "Who Were You Thinkin' Of", the old Sir Douglas Quintet-number which had been resurrected on their debut album, released only a few months earlier. We get a joyous rendition of "the San Antonio national anthem", as announced by Augie Meyers, the half-English, half-Spanish "Hey Baby Que Paso".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Party Time May 8, 2012
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If you haven't heard the music of the Texas Tornados before, and enjoy lively music that blends rock, country, and Latin (conjunto) styles, this is a MUST listen. Unlike the "Best of" Texas Tornados CD that skimps on the offerings, you get LOTS of music on this disc, over 70 minutes of joyous bilingual tunes that will put a smile on your face and quite possibly cause you to dance around the room. This is primo Texas party music and it's quite addictive. It's not only Texas Tornado originals that get played here, but also some "greatest hits" from individual members such as Freddy Fender (he does "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" and "Before the Next Teardrop Falls") and Doug Sahm (some great tunes from his Sir Douglas Quintet days such as "She's About a Mover"). Sadly, both of those great artists have passed away since this performance. The disc also includes a lively cover of "96 Tears", the Jimmy Reed blues romp "Baby What you Want me to Do," and the lovely Butch Hancock tune "She Never Spoke Spanish to Me." And as usual, one of the highlights of the Texas Tornados is the exuberent accordian playing of Flaco Jimenez. Such joy! Nobody does it better. If you've enjoyed anything by this band, or the individual members, in the past, don't miss this mighty fine live recording.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific live performance of the Texas Tornados November 5, 2007
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I loved Doug Sahm,Augie Meyers,Flaco Jiminez and Freddie Fender (Baldemar) and missed those now departed. I highly recommend this performance if you love Tex Mex music, Texas roots rock or just these musicians!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas Tornadoes!! December 2, 2012
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This is a good live recording especially with Freddy Fender. I grew up in the 60's listening to the 60's rock and the song She's About A Mover was 1 of my favorite songs back then and that was the origional recording. I like the live recording better the way they did it on this cd as well as all the other songs. I always said if you love music you have ta repect all kinds and their is a lot of good tunes out their ta hear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! April 30, 2009
By jh
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Not only is this one of my favorite cds, I found this band entirely by accident while looking for Los Lobos/Mavericks side projects (Through the Super Seven). Initially I bought "The Best of" and made this purchase based on that. I've purchased no less then 3 copies of this cd because 95% of the people who've heard it have wanted it. I now own all of their stuff and am saddened there will nothing else from these brilliant Tex Mex technicians! The other live TT available here on Amazon, has a lot of the same songs, but there's a slightly different "feel" to the recording and performance. They're both fantastic for different reasons but in a pinch, go with this live release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
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Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars ... on the austin city limits channel and I really liked it. I was...
I had seen this play on the austin city limits channel and I really liked it. I was always wondering if they play old concerts. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Beatrice Sanchez
3.0 out of 5 stars I love these guys and have for years back when Doug ...
I love these guys and have for years back when Doug and Freddie were alive. I've had a lot of fun the assorted times I've seen them live. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes you back to the good old days.
Can't sit still. Gets you moving and involved, much like you are there "live". I am so thankful that this is available to those of us who appreciate the culturally rich... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sunflower
5.0 out of 5 stars Doug Sahm, Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez...A+
What do you get when you put these tremendous musicians together ? The Texas Tornados, of course. And this collection is wonderful as it gives you all the best tunes from the Sir... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Demosthenese
5.0 out of 5 stars texas tornados
i bought this and several others. had a chance to see them live..awesome..the best of texmex..give them a won't be sorry..
Published on December 23, 2011 by gunslinger
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENTE!!!
This CD is wonderful and you simply canNOT sit down while listening to it! Makes you want to grab a partner and dance the night away! Love it-Love it-Love it!!! Read more
Published on June 14, 2011 by Julie A. Ball
1.0 out of 5 stars My CD - Texas Tornados
Sound was fine but it wasn't formatted properly or something - I couldn't pick out any song in particular that I wanted to hear; it would only play in sequence if at all.
Published on October 23, 2007 by Thomas D. Silverthorn
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