Tex-Mex Rock & Roll
by Bunk X ( 76 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, OOT, Open thread at April 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm
The Texas Tornados were a retro band of sorts that had some success in the 1990s, featuring Doug Sahm (d.1999) and Augie Meyers (original members of the Sir Douglas Quintet), Freddie Fender (d.2006) and Flaco Jiménez.
As Fender once said “You’ve heard of New Kids on the Block?, we’re the Old Guys in the Street.”
As an aside, Fender
…became known for his rockabilly music and his cool persona as Eddie Con Los Shades. In 1958, he legally changed his name from Baldemar Huerta to Freddy Fender. He took Fender from the guitar and amplifier, and Freddy because the alliteration sounded good and would “…sell better with Gringos!”
Were they great? Individually, yes, collectively no, but they were entertaining in a fun bar band kinda way. With the deaths of Sahm and Fender, Shawn Sahm is continuing to publish unreleased tracks and record with Meyers and Jiménez.
With all the nasty weather damage in Texas today, it’s time for some Tejano on
The Overnight Open Thread.
Tags: Augie Meyers, band, Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiménez, Freddy Fender, Music, Overnight Open Thread, Tejano, Tex Mex, Texas Tornados, videos
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