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Doug Sahm: Doug Sahm and Band

Charlie Gillett, Rolling Stone, 1 March 1973

THEY DON'T SAY so on the jacket, but this is The Doug Sahm Showcase, featuring the former leader of the Sir Douglas Quintet paying homage to his boyhood heroes Bob Wills, Bobby Bland and T-Bone Walker, and proving that he can play any style of guitar better than you and me, not to mention the fiddle. If you remember that Doug's last LP for Philips, The Return of Doug Saldana, was also a back-to-the-roots testimonial to Texas music, stay tuned: This one is better.

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