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Doug Sahm Discography:
Texas Tornados


"Los Texas Tornados"

Since 1955, Doug Sahm has released records under his own name, as well as fronting several bands including the Knights, the Pharaohs, the Dell-Kings, the Markays, the Sir Douglas Quintet, and the Doug Sahm Band. Generally speaking, these groups consisted of Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, and whoever they happened to be making music with at the time. The Texas Tornados include Sahm and Meyers plus Flaco Jimenez and Freddy Fender, both long-time stars of the Tex-Mex music scene.

This basic discography is designed for the average collector and lists every major recording along with the [country] of original release. In some instances this is followed by secondary listings of major variations. Note that US labels often issued or licensed copies for release in Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, etc. Some albums and singles may have minor label or cover differences as they were repressed or reprinted. Some dates are approximate.

Coming soon: Album track listings plus cover art.



    LPs

  • 1990 - Texas Tornados (Reprise 7599) [Germany]
  • 1990 - Los Texas Tornados (Reprise 9 26472-1) [US]
    Released for sale mainly in Mexico.

    45 rpm Singles

  • 1990 - Adios Mexico b/w Rosa De Amor (Reprise 7-19244) [US]
  • 1990 - A Man Can Cry b/w (Hey Baby) Que Paso (Reprise 7-19516) [US]
  • 1990 - Who Were You Thinkin Of b/w Soy De San Luis (Reprise 7-19787) [US]
  • 1991 - Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone b/w La Macura (Reprise 7-19155) [US]
  • 1992 - Guacamole b/w Hangin' On By A Thread (Reprise 7-19571) [US]
  • 1996 - Little Bit Is Better Than Nada b/w Amor De Mi Vida (Reprise 7-17587) [US]

    12-inch Single

  • 1997 - The Cibola Mixes (Reprise PRO-A-8580)
    Three dance remixes of "Little Bit Is Better Than Nada" from 4 Aces. Promo only.

    Original CD Releases and Anthologies

  • 1990 - Texas Tornados (Reprise 26251-2) [US]
    also released as:
    • 1990 - (Warner Brothers MSI-065001) [Germany]
  • 1991 - Los Texas Tornados (Reprise 26472-2) [US]
    Spanish language version of Reprise 26251-2.
  • 1991 - Zone of Our Own (Reprise 26683-2) [US]
  • 1992 - Hangin' On By A Thread (Reprise 45058-2) [US]
  • 1994 - The Best of Texas Tornados (Reprise 45511-2) [US]
  • 1996 - 4 Aces (Reprise 46197-2) [US]
  • 1997 - Little Bit Is Better Than Nada (WEA/Warner Brothers WAR-0043826) [US]
    A six song EP.
  • 1999 - Live From The Limo, Volume 1 (Virgin VRGN-0047751) [US]
    Recorded live at Antone's in Austin, Texas, in December, 1998.
  • 2005 - Live From Austin TX (New West Records) [US]
    A live appearance of the Texas Tornados from 1990 on Public Broadcasting's Austin City Limits TV show. Also released on a DVD.
  • 2010 - Esta Bueno (Bismeaux B0034JIOT8) [US]
    Augie Meyers and Flaco Jiménez reunite with Doug's son Shawn in a new recording that includes five previously unreleased vocal performances by the late Freddy Fender.

    CD Compilations (Various Artists)

  • 1992 - The Best Of Mountain Stage - Vol. 3 (Blue Plate BPMCD-003) [US]
  • 1993 - A Christmas Tradition - Vol. III (Warner Brosthers 9 45363-2) [US]
  • 1995 - Texans Live From Mountain Stage (Blue Plate BPMCD-304) [US]
  • 1997 - Lounge-a-Palooza (Hollywood Records) [US]
    Includes a version of Glen Campbell's "Witchita Lineman" by Michelle Shocked, Freddy Fender, Sheila E and the Texas Tornadoes.
  • 1999 - broadcasts vol. 7 (107.1 KGSR/Austin Radio) [2-CD set] [US]
    Includes a live recording of "Loredo Rose."

    Original Soundtracks:

  • 1993 - The Beverly Hillbillies [US]
  • 1996 - Tin Cup (Epic Soundtrax 67609) [US]
    Includes "Little Bit Is Better Than Nada" from 4 Aces (Reprise 46197-2).
  • 2000 - Price Of Glory (New Line Records) [US]
    Includes an original Spanish version of Johnny Cash's "Rueda De Fuego" ("Ring Of Fire").

    CD Singles

  • 1991 - Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone? (Remix) (Reprise 5029) [US]
  • 1991 - La Mercura (Reprise 5055) [US]
  • 1991 - Did I Tell You (Reprise PRO-CD-5246) [US]
    Plus "(Hey Baby) Que Paso."
  • 1992 - Tus Mentiras (WB 5707) [US]
  • 1992 - Guacamole (Reprise PRO-CD-6032) [US]
  • 1994 - A Mover El Bote (Reprise 6829) [US]
  • 1996 - Little Bit Is Better Than Nada (Reprise 17587-2) [US]
    Plus "Amor De Mi Vida."
    • 1996 - Little Bit Is Better Than Nada (WEA 437778-2) [Germany]
      Plus "Amor De Mi Vida" and "Haley's Comet."
      "Haley's Comet" is a tribute to Bill Haley and the Comets.
  • 1996 - The Cibola Mixes (Reprise)
    Three dance remixes of "Little Bit Is Better Than Nada" from 4 Aces.

    Cassette Tapes

    [Listings to follow.]

    Television and DVD

  • 2000 - Austin City Limits
    Originally taped just a few months before Sahm's passing in November, 1999, this one hour show was broadcast on the PBS network on March 18, 2000.
  • 2005 - Live From Austin TX (New West Records) [US]
    A live appearance of the Texas Tornados from 1990 on Public Broadcasting's Austin City Limits TV show. Region free DVD. Also released as a CD soundtrack.


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The Doug Sahm and the Sir Douglas Quintet Discography was compiled by
Joseph Levy and is based (in part) on earlier work published by:
  • Kevin Kosub
  • Willis "Bill" Fowler
  • DISCoveries and
  • Goldmine magazines,
    plus additional information provided by
  • Kilian Mathis,
    as well as original research.

Last Revision: September 2011


Other Related Pages:

  • The completist may also wish to visit Kilian Mathis's "Ultimate" Doug Sahm Discography which also includes complete track listings. Warning! This list is only for the truly obsessive and contains more information than you may really want to know!

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