Sir Doug & The Texas Tornados - Country Groove
Of all the tricks Doug Sahm had in his nearly bottomless bag, none made me smile more than his tendency to revel in his love for honky-tonk sounds, as he does on this 1976 album track that appeared on his Texas Rock For Country Rollers LP on the ABC-Dot label. His lyrics, delivered over a superb shuffle beat, salute country MVPs like George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Willie Nelson and fiddler Link Davis.
By the way, the Texas Tornados that appear here are not the same Texas Tornados that Sahm recorded and toured with beginning in the early 90s, though keyboardist Augie Meyers was on hand for both projects. For much more information about this LP, and the opportunity to stream each track, head over to the Adios Lounge. You'll be glad you did.