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    Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm

    2009 | Vanguard Records 

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    Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm Notes

    This stunning collection includes exciting new renditions of Doug Sahm's most indelible songs, performed by an incredible line-up of artists. Keep Your Soul will mark the tenth anniversary of Sahm’s death in 1999.

    The final recording sessions were completed in January. Little Willie G., well known as the vocalist in both Thee Midniters ("Whitter Blvd.") and Malo, recorded Sahm's Top 10 1965 hit "She's About a Mover." The session was produced by Ry Cooder, and features Cooder on guitar, along with son Joachim Cooder (drums), Robert Francis (bass) and Willie G.'s son Jacob Garcia on background vocals.

    Flaco Jimenez held an historic session outside San Antonio in January as well. He was joined by Sahm's long-time sidemen the legendary West Side Horns, with Al Gomez (trumpet) and Louie Bustos (saxophone) recording the Texas Tornados' classic "Ta Bueno Compadre (It’s OK Friend)." Also playing on the session were original Sir Douglas Quintet members bassist Jack Barber and keyboardist Augie Myers, along with son Shandon Sahm on drums.

    The songs on Keep Your Soul range over Sahm's entire history, including his time with the Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados and many solo recordings. It features artists such as Flaco Jimenez, Delbert McClinton, Los Lobos, Little Willie G., Dave Alvin, Shawn Sahm, Jimmie Vaughan, Alejandro Escovedo and others. See the final list of contributors below.

    Doug Sahm created a vast musical impact over a 50-year career. Starting in Texas and traveling far beyond, he is considered by many to be one of the most significant figures in blues, rock, R&B, country and other genres, as well as an originator of Tex-Mex rock & roll. "My dad is a vital link in the Texas musical food chain," says son Shawn Sahm, "and this album will show that he belongs right next to all his peers when it comes to being a founding father of the state's rich legacy."

    Credits of Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm

    • Shawn Sahm
    • Guitar, Composer, Executive Producer, Foreword, Mixing, Engineer, Producer, Vocals (Background)

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