Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover Videos
Check out these two Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover vids!
Doug Sahm formed a band with Augie Meyers in 1964 when they both shared the stage supporting the Dave Clark Five. Prior to that, Sahm had approached Producer Huey P. Meaux, nicknamed the "Crazy Cajun," to record him. Meaux was a successful Producer with acts such as Barbara Lynn & Dale And Grace and was not interested at the time. However, Meaux soon found himself up against the wall when Beatlemania hit the USA.
The legend goes that Meaux headed for San Antonio where he locked himself in a hotel room with a case of Thunderbird wine and every Beatles' record he could locate. He was determined to discover their "secret"; what made them sell. Meaux concluded: "The beat was on the beat, just like a Cajun 2-step."
He then contacted Sahm and ordered him to grow his hair long, form a group, and write a song with a Cajun 2-step beat. Doug formed a band composed of members of his own and Augie's. Meaux gave them an English sounding name - the Sir Douglas Quintet. In 1965, they scored an international hit with "She's About A Mover," an infectious combination of Texas pop and the Beatles' "She's A Woman." The song was recorded on 1/14/65 and proved to be their all-time biggest hit.