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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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  • Audio CD (July 17, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002LLS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,490 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Who Were You Thinkin' Of
2. (Hey Baby) Que Paso
3. Laredo Rose
4. A Man Can Cry
5. Soy De San Luis
6. Adios Mexico
7. If That's What You're Thinking
8. She Never Spoke Spanish To Me
9. Dinero
10. Baby! Heaven Sent Me You

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Product Description

These Tex-Mex all-stars (Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez) debuted with this hit 1990 LP. It's a joy to behold as they do Adios Mexico; Soy De San Luis; Dinero; (Hey Baby) Que Paso , and more!

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At an age when most performers of their stature are either fading fast or priming for the oldies circuit, Doug Sahm, Freddie Fender, Flaco Jimenez, and Auggie Meyers regrouped and made some of the rawest, swingingest, and most memorable music of their careers. Each member puts a slightly different spin on the Tex-Mex sound and the results blaze back and forth across the boundaries of spicy rock & roll ("Adios Mexico"), Tejano ("Who Were You Thinking Of"), and honky-tonk weepers ("A Man Can Cry"). You don't have to be familiar with Mexican music or the Spanish language to love this album: Its soul knows no borders and rocks right over any resistance. --Roy Francis Kasten

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Great buy if you love great Mexican-American musica!
Julie A. Ball
If you like Augie Meyers, Doug Sahm, Freddie Fender, and Flaco Jiminez, then you'll love the Texas Tornadoes.
W. Dylan Thomas
I was introduced to this band by a senior citizen and fell in love with the music!!
Rollinred

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Nelson on October 17, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The Texas Tornados are like the reverse of the old big-box-containing-a-smaller-box-containg-a-smaller-box joke that your sister pulled on you when you opened your Christmas present. The band presents you with a brightly-colored package (graphically and musically) that seems somewhat modest at first but over time grows into a dear treasure. The songs unashamedly pluck at all the heartstrings with no apologies and you have to laugh at their brazen chutzpah. The musicians' credentials are voluminous and undeniable. The melding of Sahm-Meyers, Fender and Jimenez is a classic case of the whole being more that the sum of the parts. This Tex-Mex album is the AM-radio soundtrack for a sunny spring day driving south on Interstate 25 with the top down and a couple of shots of tequila just starting to warm your gut. Only the most pretentious or dour of listeners will fail to get a spiritual lift from this little gem. Don't cheat yourself-add Texas Tornados to your road collection.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By T. Humphries on June 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
With the caliber of musicians in this band this music is destined to live forever. How will any other group hope to mach the diversity of the late Doug Sahms, from down and dirty blues to the twangy pedal steel guitar, this home grown Texas superstar will shine forever. This collection of various Tornado tunes highlights well the sound and soul of the TEXAS TORNADOS.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Phil Farmer on October 23, 1998
Format: Audio CD
There's that game show on TV where comedians try to make the contestants laugh. If the contestants can keep a straight face they win a toaster-oven or some such. With that in mind I defy you to listen to this albumn without smiling, It's harder than times in twenty-nine. This is fun tex-mex style of the highest order. Flaco Jimenez is a god to me. Doug Sahm is a true classic. Augie Meyers still belts out the cheesiest roller rink organ tones on the planet.(But I mean that in a good way.) Freddy Fender, yes that Freddy Fender, rounds out a steller cast of characters on this jumping albiet short offering.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is always a favorite to share with others on road trips. Everybody loves to sing along! The songs are sad but they make you feel so happy. Buy this album. I've had to replace it a couple of times. Can't say that about too many other items in my music collection. Have purchased it as a gift several times too for the people who've come to love it on camping trips.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gary Covington on June 12, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is some pure "Cosmic American Music" or "Alternative Country Music" at its best!!! On this CD, and in this band, you get Texas music legends, the late/great Doug Sahm (formerly from the Sir Douglas Quintet), on lead vocals & electric guitar, the late/great Freddy Fender, on lead vocals & electric guitar, Augie Myers, on lead vocals & vox organ & accordian, and also Flaco Jiminez on co-lead vocals & accordian (squeeze box). Also, you several other backing musicians, with various instruments.

The songs are as follows:
1.Who were you thinking of
2.Hey Baby Que Paso
3.Laredo Rose
4.A Man Can Cry
5.Soy DE San Luis
6.Adios Mexico
7.If that's What You're Thinking of
8.She Never Spoke Spanish to Me
9.Dinero
10.Baby! Heaven Sent Me You

This is some "Alternative Country" at it's best. Also, I highly, recommend the DVD of the Texas Tornados, it is available from Amazon, and it is fantastic. Thanks!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Docendo Discimus on April 9, 2009
Format: Audio CD
...and not many artists can reasonably be said to _be_ a genre unto themselves. Van Morrison, perhaps, with his inimitable Celtic soul. And these guys. Amazon suggests the tags "alt country" or "roots rock" for this album. but it really isn't either. It's just The Texas Tornados.

Named after co-founder Doug Sahm's 1973 album with the Sir Douglas Quintet, The Texas Tornados were a super group of Tex-Mex veterans formed in early 1990. Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, and Doug Sahm form sort of a Tex-Mex "Travelling Wilburys", playing everything from unapologetic pop and country weepers to driving garage rock and Mexican ballads. And somehow it all sounded like it did indeed belong on the same album.

Flaco Jimenez' accordion accounts for much of the album's characteristic sound, and the singers take turns or let their soulful vocals blend together like on the exquisitely melodic ballad "Laredo Rose", or the irresistable Tex-Mex-rocker "Who Were You Thinkin' Of".
Yes, Freddy Fender's "A Man Can Cry" is about as smaltzy as it gets, but his nasal, slightly fragile vocals somehow pull it off anyway.
Doug Sahm provides the driving rocker "Adios Mexico", which rides along in its deep groove propelled by Augie Meyers' Vox organ. And Augie Meyers brings his own "Dinero" to the party, sung by himself in a dry tenor voice.

We also get a delightful "Soy De San Luís", sung in Spanish by Fender and Jimenez, and then in slightly more clichéd English by Sahm, and beautiful renditions of "Baby Heaven Sent Me You" and "She Never Spoke Spanish To Me". And, well, they're all highlights, really.
The Tornados' first album was also their best, an irresistable and unique mix of numerous musical genres, and a clean five stars. There you have it. Saints and sinners all agree: Spanish is a loving tongue!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 15, 1998
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album on a whim and loved it. When I'm sitting in traffic I put it on and find myself belting out the songs at the top of my longs. Buy this album, it is pure fun.
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