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 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.

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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, $200 + S / H

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, $100 + 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).