Texas Tornados A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada (2CD Set)

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TEXAS TORNADOS: A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada—Prime Cuts 1990-1996. (2-CD Set)

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  • Blending Country, Rock, Blues and Tejano Influences, the Texas Tornados Were and Are the Roots Rock Supergroup to End All Supergroups
  • Led by the Legendary Doug Sahm, the Group Also Included Tejano Crooner Extraordinaire Freddy Fender, Vox Organ Champion Augie Meyers, Who Played with Sahm in the Sir Douglas Quintet, and The King of Conjunto Himself, Accordionist Flaco Jiménez
  • Together, the Group Cut Four Albums for the Reprise Label during the ‘90s: Their Self-Titled Debut (Which Came Out in English and Spanish-Language Versions), Zone of Our Own, Hangin’ On by a Thread, and 4 Aces
  • Real Gone Music’s New 2-CD Compilation, A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada—Prime Cuts 1990-1996, Includes 39 Tracks Taken from All of Their Album Releases
  • Also Features Rarities from Their Greatest Hits Album and Six Unreleased Tracks Highlighted by Four Instrumentals
  • Among the “Prime Cuts” Are Such Band Favorites as “Una Mas Cerveza,” the Freddy Fender favorite “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” “(Hey Baby) Que Paso,” “Little Bit Is Better Than Nada,” “Who Were You Thinkin' Of,” and the Doug Sahm anthem “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” 
  • Randy Poe’s Liner Notes Includes Fresh Quotes from Doug Sahm’s Son and Tornados Bandleader Shawn Sahm
  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
  • Includes Photos from the Reprise Label Archive
  • The Roots Rock Retrospective of the Year!

Pop music has seen its share of supergroups, but none of them were (and are) as infectious, buoyant and plain ol’ fun as the Texas Tornados. And make no mistake—the Tornados were a supergroup; in fact, when it comes to roots and ethnic music, the pedigree of the band was unmatched. Accordionist Flaco Jiménez is The King of Conjunto Music, and has played with everybody from the Rolling Stones to Buck Owens, while keyboardist Augie Meyers basically is the Vox organ, having played it with the Sir Douglas Quintet and on countless other releases by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, John Hammond…the list goes on. Freddy Fender was the rare Chicano artist to achieve crossover pop success with a style that blended swamp pop, rockabilly, country, and Tejano influences together with a beautiful, crooning vocal style, and Doug Sahm—well, Doug Sahm was Doug Sahm, an American original if there ever was one, a one-man melting pot of country, soul, Tejano and rock and roll. Together, these four legends cut four albums (or five, if you count the Spanish-language version of their debut) for the Reprise label during the ‘90s that were among the greatest roots-rock records ever made, a rollicking, utterly irresistible body of music made for dancing, drinking, laughing, loving and living.

Now, Real Gone Music has gone deep into the vaults to present the ultimate Texas Tornados collection, a 2-CD, 39-track set that includes prime cuts from all of their albums—the Spanish and English versions of their self-titled debut, plus Zone of Our Own, Hangin’ On by a Thread and 4 Aces—together with rarities and six unreleased sides including four instrumentals and a Miller Lite beer spot! Among the non-album tracks are such Tornados touchstones as “Una Mas Cerveza” and the Fender favorite “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” while the album sides are highlighted by “(Hey Baby) Que Paso,” “Little Bit Is Better Than Nada,” “Who Were You Thinking Of,” the Doug Sahm anthem “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” and many more. Friend of the band Randy Poe has penned the notes based on a fresh interview with Doug Sahm’s son Shawn, latter-day leader of the Tornados and authority on all things to do with his dad, while the photos come from the dim recesses of the Reprise label archives. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision and assembled with love by compiler Mike Johnson, A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada—Prime Cuts 1990-1996 is the roots music anthology of the year, and a long-overdue look at a band that has never stopped going strong. 

SONGS:

Disc One

1.  (HEY BABY) QUE PASO

2.  SOY DE SAN LUIS

3.  BONITO ES EL ESPAÑOL

4.  WHO WERE YOU THINKIN' OF

5.  LAREDO ROSE

6.  ADIOS MEXICO

7.  IF THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE THINKING

8.  DINERO

9.  BABY! HEAVEN SENT ME YOU

10. SOY DE SAN LUIS (Previously Unissued Instrumental)

11. IS ANYBODY GOIN’ TO SAN ANTONE

12. LA MUCURA

13. BAILANDO

14. I’M NOT THAT KAT ANYMORE

15. HE IS A TEJANO

16. EL PANTALON BLUE JEAN

17. DID I TELL YOU

18. CUATRO VIDAS (Previously Unissued Instrumental)

19. IS ANYBODY GOIN’ TO SAN ANTONE (Previously Unissued Instrumental)

Disc Two

1.  HANGIN’ ON BY A THREAD

2.  TUS MENTIRAS

3.  GUACAMOLE

4.  TO RAMONA

5.  ONE AND ONLY

6.  ADIOS MI CORAZON

7.  ANDO MUY BORRACHO

8.  GUACAMOLE (Previously Unissued Instrumental)            

9.  THE RICHEST MAN (Previously Unissued)

10. UNA MAS CERVEZA

11. WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS

12. LITTLE BIT IS BETTER THAN NADA  

13. IN MY MIND

14. 4 ACES

15. TELL ME

16. ROSALITA

17. CLINGING TO YOU

18. MI MORENITA

19. THE ONE I LOVE THE MOST

20. MILLER LITE SPOT (Previously Unissued)

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