Doug Sahm's second solo album quickly followed his first in 1973. Confusingly it was actually credited to the Sir Douglas Band, but as the Sir Douglas Quintet had by then definitely broken up it can safely be considered a solo release (though members of the Quintet, including organist Augie Meyes, do appear). Releasing his albums under various confusing names would become something of a habit.
Like his first album, and indeed like all the Sir Douglas Quintet albums, Texas Tornado presented a raw Tex-Mex mix of rock & roll, blues, jazz, country and tejano. Parts of it were actually leftovers from the sessions that produced his debut. It featured some great original songs, and a lovely cover of Bobby Charles' "Tennessee Blues". Among the various backing musicians featured can be found Dr John (piano), Flaco Jimenez (accordion), David Bromberg (dobro) and Fathead Newman (sax).
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