Alvin Crow | To Sir Doug with Love Volume 2

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To Sir Doug with Love Volume 2

by Alvin Crow

Texas Country, Rock and Roll, and Tex Mex.
Genre: Rock: Country-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone
Alvin Crow
2:53 album only
2. Cowboy Peyton Place
Alvin Crow
3:54 album only
3. Revolutionary Ways
Alvin Crow
2:00 album only
4. Beautiful Texas Sunshine
Jason Crow
2:56 album only
5. Why, Why, Why
Alvin Crow
3:01 album only
6. Texas Tornado
Alvin Crow
2:52 album only
7. Henrietta
Jason Crow
2:50 album only
8. Hello Amsterdam
Alvin Crow
3:07 album only
9. She's About a Mover
Alvin Crow
3:05 album only
10. Ya No Llores
Jason Crow
2:31 album only
11. Nuevo Laredo
Alvin Crow
2:44 album only


Album Notes
This is Alvin Crow’s second tribute CD honoring his friend, Doug Sahm. Alvin first met Doug in Austin, Texas during the mid-1970s. They remained close friends and performed together frequently until Doug’s untimely passing in 1999.

Doug Sahm attained fame as the founder and lead singer of The Sir Douglas Quintet, a rock band that produced hits such as She’s About A Mover and Mendocino. He was also the driving force that led to the creation of the Texas Tornados and its influential Tejano/Tex-Mex sound.

Alvin Crow has been a mainstay in the Austin music scene for over forty years. This singer, songwriter extraordinaire performs regularly in the Austin area. Alvin achieved prominence with the release of the seminal album, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys, which introduced NyQuil Blues into the hippie/redneck lexicon of progressive country music.

Alvin is a noted fiddle player whose performances always includes a number of Bob Wills’ songs. He also embraces the singular, hardcore country talents of Hank Williams, Lefty, Willie, Waylon, Roger Miller, and Jimmie Rodgers. From his days as a teenager playing garage band music, Alvin developed an appreciation for 50s and 60s rock and roll, favoring artists such as Roky Erickson, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, and Ricky Nelson.

Alvin’s diverse musical background, his friendship with Doug, his compadre understanding of Doug Sahm’s musicianship, their many years of performing onstage together, led Alvin to believe that he could be a faithful steward of the Doug Sahm sound. And what a sound it is, characterized by twanging guitars, soulful horns, steel guitar, and the electric pulsing current of that ever-present Vox organ. And then there were Doug’s lyrics—autobiographical in nature, opening windows into his soul and poetically describing just how fabulously he appreciated his life.

For this disc, Alvin chose to honor Sir Doug with eleven tracks, eight of which Doug wrote, and three others not written by Doug but which were routinely performed by him (marked below with an asterisk *).
Three “country” songs — Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone*, Cowboy Peyton Place, Beautiful Texas Sunshine.
One “1950s sock hop” tune — Why, Why, Why.
Five “rock and roll” songs — Revolutionary Ways, Texas Tornado, Henrietta*, Hello Amsterdam, She’s About A Mover.
Two “Tex-Mex” songs — Ya No Llores*, Nuevo Laredo.

This volume, along with the previously issued To Sir Doug With Love Volume 1, does honor to the diverse talent and memory of the titanic musical genius that was Doug Sahm.



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