Various Artists ~ Thanksgiving Jam, November 23, 1972, original 3CDr, Limited Edition / Not For Sale
1998 original 3CDr pressing, recorded live at The Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas, November 23, 1972. A real Texas-size music jam with Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Mary Egan, 3 members of The Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh & Bill (or Billy in Texas) Kreutzmann. The 'Dillo was open Aug. 7, 1970 to Jan. 1, 1980. I want to thank Bruce Davis (Tyler, Texas or parts unknown) who was introduced to me by drummer Ernie Durawa (who drummed for The Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados, Delbert McClinton, & others) one day at the Austin Record Convention back around 1998. He dropped by my place later & gave me this wonderful & rare live set.
Before it became The Armadillo World Headquarters on August 7, 1970, it was known as The Sportscenter, where in 1955 Elvis Presley himself played rock-n-roll in Austin, Texas before "he left the building!" Shiva's Headband headlined on opening nights August 7 & 8, 1970, with opening acts The Hub City Movers (featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore & John Reed on guitars & vocals), and Whistler. For their closing night which ended on the morning of January 1, 1980, it was Asleep At The Wheel, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, with Maria Muldaur, Kenneth Threadgill & The Velvet Cowpasture Band as the opening acts.
Between those 2 dates, anybody & everybody played there, including: AC/DC (their 1st USA gig in 1977!), The Clash, The Bubble Puppy, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa & The Mothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Devo, Iggy Pop, Leo Kottke, Dire Straits, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Electromagnets (with Eric Johnson-guitar), Willie Nelson & Family, Waylon Jennings, The Runaways, The Joe Ely Band, Little Feat, Spirit, Michael Martin Murphey, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Linda Ronstadt & Swampwater, Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels, Jerry Jeff Walker & The Lost Gonzo Band, Budgie, John Prine, Van Morrison & The Caledonia Soul Orchestra, The Jam, Jerry Garcia Band, Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, The Skunks, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Phil Ochs, Joe "King" Carrasco Y El Molino, Freddie King, Thin Lizzy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, The Police, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Gentle Giant, Weather Report, ZZ Top, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, It's A Beautiful Day, Steely Dan, Denim, Alice Cooper, Count Basie, Johnny Winter, Mose Alison, The Ramones, Taj Mahal, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Rockpile, Steven Fromholz, and so many more!!
I managed to stop by once on my way to Killeen, Texas in 1977 or '78. Driving all the way up from the Rio Grande Valley in a Ford pickup with NO A/C, it was in the afternoon though, and it was summertime, so we stopped in for some ice cold refreshments in the garden for about an hour. After a while, I walked over to the entrance of the big cavernous place, just stood there and saw the stage, looked around at all the seats for a good minute or two, and just said "wow."
"If you want to live in Texas, you gotta have a lot of Soul." - Doug Sahm
Doug Sahm & Band ~ Cowboys in Philly! 2002 original Tex-Mex Black Ant Records Limited Edition CDr / Not For Sale
2002 original Tex-Mex Black Ant Records #004 Limited Edition #'d CDr pressing, #1 out of 11 copies made, cover, back cover & disc M-, NO marks on disc, plays excellent in soundboard quality sound. Recorded live (by WMMR FM) at The Bijou Café, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21, 1973 with Doug Sahm & Augie Meyers, Jack Barber, J. R. Chatwell, Rocky Morales, George Rains.
Doug Sahm & Band ~ Cowboys in Beantown! 2001 original Tex-Mex Black Ant Records Limited Edition CDr / Not For Sale
2001 original Tex-Mex Black Ant Records #002 Limited Edition #'d CDr pressing, #1 out of 15 copies made, cover, back cover & disc M-, NO marks on disc, plays excellent in soundboard quality sound. Recorded live at Paul's Mall, Boston, Massachusetts, March 29, 1973 with Doug Sahm & Augie Meyers, Jack Barber, J. R. Chatwell, Rocky Morales, George Rains, Charlie McBirney, Willie Bridges.
Shawn Siegel & The Originals ~ Pigtail Rag +1, 1983 original World Records 45rpm 7" vinyl + Pic Sleeve, $100 + S / H
1983 original made in Texas World Records 45rpm 7" vinyl SINGLE pressing #WR 1001, Picture Sleeve M-, NO seam splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. Cover artwork by Michael Priest.
Ponty Bone w Lewis & The Legends ~ West Texas Squeezebox Boogie!, 1980 original Amazing Records 45rpm 7" vinyl EP, $100 + S / H
1980 original made in Texas Amazing Records 45rpm 7" vinyl EP pressing #AM-EPA1, picture sleeve M-, NO seam splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. The very 1st EP on the Amazing Records label!
Doug Sahm / Tex-Mex Trip ~ Groover's Paradise, 1974 original Warner Bros LP, Not For Sale
1974 original Warner Bros Records LP pressing #BS 2810, cover M-, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, shelf wear, wear on corners & edges, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. The Tex-Mex Trip was the old rhythm section for Creedence Clearwater Revival: Stu Cook - bass & Doug "Cosmo" Clifford -drums, producer + Link Davis Jr. -fiddle, saxophones, piano, organ, vocals & Frank Rodarte Jr. -saxophones, flute, congas, vocals. Cover artwork by Kerry Awn.
The LeRoi Brothers ~ Moon Twist +3, 1981 original Amazing Records 45rpm 7" vinyl EP, $100 + S / H
1981 original made in Texas Amazing Records 7" 45rpm EP pressing #EPB2, cover sleeve VG++, NO seam splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, wear on corners, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent.
Balcones Fault ~ You Can Do It +1, 1975 original Armadillo Records 7" vinyl + PICTURE SLEEVE, $200 + S / H
1975 original Armadillo Records 7" vinyl pressing #ARPP 1 + PICTURE SLEEVE, PIC SLEEVE VG++, NO seam splits, NO cut-out markings, NO writings, vinyl VG++, NO scratches, plays excellent.
The Doug Sahm Horns with The Grateful Dead ~ East Coast, USA, September 1973, 3CDr set, Limited Edition / Not For Sale
More lost gems from the past! The Doug Sahm Horns once backed The Grateful Dead on their 1973 east coast swing of the USA! Here are both some audience tapes + soundboards of the proceedings, courtesy of Randy Niendorff (Lafayette, Colorado).
Doug Sahm & Band ~ The Record Plant, NYC, November 11, 1973, CDr, Limited Edition / Not For Sale
After returning to Texas in 1971, Doug headed to New York City in 1972 to record his "Doug Sahm and Band" LP with all kinds of friends, including Bob Dylan, David Bromberg, Dr. John & "Fathead" Newman! On this particular rainy New York night, who knows who the players were?! After asking the audience for requests, he tears into "Nuevo Laredo". Then after asking anybody for "a Coca-Cola..." to wet the whistle, he jumps into "The Rains Came" pushing Link (Davis Jr.?) to solo on the piano! Probably, since Link Davis Jr. was on his next album ("The Tex-Mex Trip") in 1974. Another one from Randy Niendorff (Lafayette, Colorado).
Various ~ For The Record / Austin Country 1973 - 1978, 1980 original Maverick LP, $100 + S / H
1980 original Maverick Records LP pressing #001, cover VG++, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. A collections of rare Austin, Texas singles by Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, & others, 1st time on LP!
Doug Sahm / Augie Meyers ~ Live from Austin, Texas, 2007 original New West DVD press, N / A
Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers & Jack Barber of The Sir Douglas Quintet recorded live at Austin City Limits on November 14, 1975!
FREDA and the Firedogs, repress of 1972 unreleased recordings + 1980 vinyl LP on a CDr, 2009 original DDS Limited Edition / Not For Sale
2009 original Discos Doug Saldana #047 CDr, Limited #'d Edition, #1 of the Only copy made. Recorded live at The Soap Creek Saloon in 1979 + studio unreleased recordings from August 1972! Doug Sahm guest vocals on track 4, just before boogie-ing "over to the airport to catch a plane".
FREDDIE KING ~ TEXAS CANNONBALL, 1972 original Japan press Shelter LP + lyrics insert, $300 + S / H
1972 original made in Japan Shelter Records LP #RJ 5058, sturdy cover M-, NO seam splits or cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, NO OBI Japanese strip (MISSING), the 2 sided printed lyrics insert M-, vinyl M-, has 3 scuffs but NO scratches, plays excellent. The Sky Is Crying.
FREDDIE KING - GETTING READY..., 1979 reissue Japan press Shelter LP, $300 + S / H
1979 reissue made in Japan Shelter Records LP pressing #ST-5304, sturdy cover M-,with OBI Japanese strip, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, printed lyrics insert M-, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. Going Down...
Ray Sharpe ~ Texas Boogie Blues, 1980 original Flying High Records 100% Sealed LP, $300 + S / H
1980 original made in Texas Flying High Records LP pressing #FH 6502, 100% Still Sealed, MINT / MINT, unplayed. NO cut-out markings, NO seam or spine splits, NO ring-wear.
Extreme Heat, 1984 original Undercover Records signed 12" EP, $100 + S / H
1984 original Undercover Records 12" EP pressing #UR 8951, signed by drummer Eddie Cantu & Bruce Spelman - lead vocalist. Several members played in the mid-1970s Austin, Texas funk rock band Steam Heat. Glossy cover M-, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear. Vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent.
The Cobras ~ Caught Live, 1984 original Big Money 10" vinyl EP, $200 + S / H
1984 original made in Texas Big Money Records 10" vinyl EP pressing (NO #), cover M-, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. Recorded live at The Continental club, Austin, Texas, in 1982.
Paul Ray & The Cobras ~ 1975 & 1977, 2004 original CDr Limited Edition / Not For Sale
2004 original New Braunfels Historical Records #013, Limited Edition CDr, Numbered #1 of only 2 copies made, cover & disc M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. Recorded mostly in 1975 for a never-released album featuring a young Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar!!