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Texas Tornados - Live From Austin Tx
Texas Tornados - Live From Austin Tx
Actor: Texas Tornados
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     1hr 18min

The Texas Tornados brought their Tex-Mex sound to the Austin City Limits TV show in 1990. Now that performance is available on DVD. It features Doug Sahm, Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers and Flaco Jimenez at their best! Also a...  more »


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Actor: Texas Tornados
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Country, Pop, Other Music
Studio: New West Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/01/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 18min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"Thank You" Doug, Freddy, Flaco & Augie!
Glen Ramirez | Massachusetts | 12/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an enjoyable DVD! The group is in fine form in another wonderful Austin City Limits production. It is a shame such a talented artist as Doug Sahm passed away suddenly at 58 years of age (Sahm died November 18th, 1999). The song list is outstanding in this October 16th, 1990 show. I'm a big fan of the individual members past hit standards (i.e.: "She's About A Mover", "Mendicino", "Before The Next Tear Drop Falls") but found myself truly enjoying "Dinero", "(Hey Baby) Que Paso" and the rockin' "Adios Amigos". If this genre of music is what you enjoy then you will not be disappointed. I was not a fan of this style till I discovered these guys years ago.

Picture Quality: 5 Stars
Audio Quality: 5 Stars
No Bonus Features

p.s. Rolling Stone Magazine reviewed and rated this DVD a 4 out of 5 star in December 2005 (one short of a classic).
Absolutely Fantastic !!!
Seen Them All | SoCal Desert | 11/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Tex-Mex music then this is it...!!! These guys are the best when it comes to that genre. Great songs and a really good performance. Unfortunately Doug has since passed away so this is probably the last live recording released on DVD. (Doug was originally the "Sir Douglass" in the Sir Douglass Quintet of the 60's & 70's). Gone but definitely NOT forgotten. Augie is probably one of the best on the accordian and Freddy is a truly great voice.
Don't miss this DVD..!!....and don't miss their CD's...!!"
A Texas Legend
John F. Bickford | Where else? TEXAS | 03/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As Freddy says "The only gringo I know who can play a bajo sexto!" Doug does it all, whether it's taking over Augie's Vox organ or crooning on "She Never Spoke Spanish To Me" Dous Sahm is probably the most influential musician Texas has ever known.

From his west side San Antonio roots the conjunto/norteno influence is pure South Texas Rock, the British Invasion propelled Doug into the limelight with his Sir Douglas Quintet with a side trip to San Francisco psychedelia. Of course Doug's Texas Road House Blues performances at Antone's are historic. But Doug brings it all home with the Tornadoes!!! If you're not familiar with the Tornadoes listen to their title cut from the album "4 Aces", it's all there; the story, the music, and the lives of these unique individual Texans who each brought their cards to the table and made musical magic.

San Antonio is rich in history and culture and this performance on Austin City Limits conveys the magic of the Texas Hill Country. The Hispanic and German and Czech influences, the magic of the Lone Star shines on all these gentlemen and their individual as well as combined talents.

This is a must have for any true Texan!!!"
Everyone here is right - don't miss this DVD!
M. Kreffel | Indpls Indiana | 02/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I won't repeat what all of the previous reviewers have stated so well. I received my DVD today and watched it with my dad this evening. He loved it. Now understand that I'm 65 and an old Rock 'N Roll guy, and that my dad is 92. Just goes to show that great music is cross-generational. And although the performance on this disc is almost twenty years old, it is strong and fresh and will survive long past most contemporary flavor of the week stuff. Thank you for your outstanding musicianship, Doug and Freddie, you'll always be remembered. A pity that there were so few albums created."