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San Antonio Rock: The Harlem Recordings, 1957-1961

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Download links and information about San Antonio Rock: The Harlem Recordings, 1957-1961. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 46:22 minutes.

Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 18
Duration: 46:22
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Crazy Daisy (Doug Sahm, Pharaohs) 2:33
2. If You Ever Need Me (Doug Sahm, Pharaohs) 2:18
3. Sapphire (Doug Sahm) 3:02
4. Just a Moment (Doug Sahm) 2:59
5. Whirlaway (Doug Sahm) 2:19
6. Why Why Why (Doug Sahm) 2:56
7. Slow Down (Doug Sahm) 2:47
8. Baby Tell Me (Doug Sahm) 3:02
9. Crazy Daisy (Doug Sahm, The Knights) 2:30
10. Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Doug Sahm, The Knights) 2:48
11. More & More (Doug Sahm) 3:02
12. Sapphire (Doug Sahm, Spot Barnett Band) 2:36
13. Just a Moment (Doug Sahm, Spot Barnett Band) 2:38
14. Rock-Tick-Tock (Jimmy Dee) 1:54
15. I Feel Like Rockin' (Jimmy Dee) 2:05
16. Sapphire (The Twisters, Doug Sahm) 2:14
17. Pretty Pat (Doug Sahm, The Knights, Red Hilburn) 1:59
18. Sweetmeats (Spot Barnett) 2:40

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Before Doug Sahm became the freakiest cowboy in the United States—and a dual icon to both the hippie and Chicano movements—he was merely the coolest white boy in San Antonio. Sahm had been a musical prodigy since he was a toddler. Then his adolescence coincided with the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, which was being blended with R&B and Tejano styles in clubs on San Antonio’s west side. Doug and his group of pals were among the only white youngsters bold enough to sneak into these raucous joints, and the precocious teenager was soon making his own set of genre-melding songs—all of which are collected on this essential Norton anthology. The songs provide a powerful reminder of the kind of hot-blooded, soul-infused rock music that was played in Texas roadhouses, but what stands out most is Sahm’s vocals. His full-bodied howl isn't simply an able approximation of Ray Charles and Guitar Slim—he equals their strength with a delivery and personality derivative of no one.