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Feature Special SXSW 2009

Doug Sahm tribute feat.
Shawn Sahm and Augie Meyers
and Alejandro Escovedo
@ Austin Music Hall, Austin (18th Mar. '09)

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 調べてみるとテキサス州オースティンの人口は約65万人で、都市圏を含むと125万。全米本土で最も南にあり、15〜6番目の規模の都市だというんだが、国の大きさが比べものにはならないとはいえ、日本で言えば、いわゆる地方都市のひとつにすぎない。ところが、この町でこのフェスティヴァルの時期に行われるのがオースティン・ミュージック・アワード。いわば、音楽賞の式典で、それが開かれていたのがこの会場、オースティン・ミュージック・ホールだった。

 そこではここ1年の最優秀ヴォーカリストやアルバムから、最優秀メタル・バンドやブルース・アーティスト等々、多岐にわたるジャンルに渡ってさまざまなミュージシャンが表彰されるることになっている。といっても、単に、いわゆるプロのミュージシャンにとどまらず、最優秀インディ・レーベルから音楽ショップにカバー・バンドまでが選ばれているに驚かされるのだ。といっても、このカバーとはトリビュートの意味とも思うのだが、今年選ばれたバンドはザ・ビートルズを演奏しているらしく、MCが「偉大なるザ・ビートルズの音楽を生で楽しませてくれていることが素晴らしい」と口にしたのが印象的だった。すでに、レコード(記録)でしか聴くことのできない音楽を、目の前で楽しむことのできるライヴで、文字度通り、命を吹きむのことができるのがトリビュート・バンドの数々。そういったバンドさえをも真正面から評価しようとしているその姿勢が音楽ファンには、実に嬉しいのだ。

 そんなアトラクションのひとつとして、この日の大きな山場となったのがテックスメックス(だけじゃありませんが)の巨匠、ダグ・サームのトリビュート・ショー。没後10年ということもあるんだろう、ステージではダグの息子、ショーンが中心となって、さまざまなゲストが登場するという趣向で、彼の嬉しそうな表情に異様な盛り上がりが全てを物語っていたように思う。ダグとは切っても切れない縁のあるオーギー・メイヤーズがステージに登場したあたりから、明らかにお祭り騒ぎ的な盛り上がりを見せたのが会場。ラスト近く、日本ではそれほども売れていないようなんだが、アメリカで強力な人気と実力の持ち主、アレハンドロ・エスコヴェドの登場でピークに至ったという感じがする。

 これまでそれほどテックスメックスを意識したことhなかったんだが、このライヴを見たおかげで、彼へのトリビュート・アルバム、『Keep Your Soul (キープ・ユア・ソウル)』を始めとして、『The Best of Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet (ザ・ベスト・オヴ・ダグ・サーム・アンド・ザ・サー・ダグラス・クインテット)』から、ボブ・ディランやデヴィッド・ブロムバーグといったところがバックをつとめる傑作、『ダグ・サーム・バンド』を購入してはまりまくっているというのが実情だ。加えて、アレハンドロ・エスコヴェドへのトリビュート、『Por Vida (ポル・ヴィーダ)』も素晴らしい。C型肝炎で死の淵に立たされた彼が医療保険にかかっていなかったというので、仲間のミュージシャン達がこのアルバムで彼を救ったらしいんだが、そのおかげもあって見事に前線復帰しているのがアレハンドロ。この日のライヴを見て、彼自身のショーも見てみたいという衝動に駆られてしまうのだ。

 素晴らしきかな、テキサスの音楽。ここでまたその奥深さを思い知らされる... そんなライヴだった。

comment and photos by hanasan

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The official site

Doug Sahm

not found

check 'em? --> MySpace / iTunes



The tribute album

Doug Sahm

"Keep Your Soul"
"A Tribute to Doug Sahm"
(US import)



The best album

Doug Sahm

"The Best of Doug Sahm & the Sir Douglas Quintet 1968-1975"
(US import)



the last album

Doug Sahm

"Get a Life"
(US import / iTunes)



DVD

Doug Sahm

"Live From Austin Texas"
(US import)



previous works
Doug Sahm


"The Retun of Wayne Douglas"(US import / iTunes)
"S.D.Q. '98"(US import)
"Juke Box Music/The Last Real Texas Blues Band"(US import / iTunes)
"Live"(US import)
"Back to the 'Dillo"(US import)
"The Return of the Formerly Brothers"(US import / iTunes)
"Hell of a Spell"(US import / UK import)
"Groover's Paradise"(US import / iTunes)
"Doug Sahm and Band"(US import)
"The Amos Garrett Doug Sahm Gene Taylor Band: Live In Japan"(iTunes)
"Doug Sahm and His Band"(iTunes)
"Texas Rock Masters: Crazy, Crazy Baby"(iTunes)
... and more

previous works
Sir Douglas Quintet


"San Antonio Rock: The Harlem Recordings 1957-1961"(US import)
"The Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet"(US import / US import - '12 analog / iTunes)
"Douglas Quintet Plus 2 / Honkey Blues"(US import)
"Mendocino"(US import)
"1+1+1=4"(US import)
"1+1+1=4: Return of Doug Saldana"(US import)
"Together After Five"(UK import)
"The Return of Doug Saldaňa"(US import)
"Live Love"(US import)
"Live Texas Tornado"(US import)
"Day Dreaming at Midnight"(US import)
"Live from Austin, Texas"(US import / iTunes)

"She's About a Mover: Singles A's and B's 1964-1967"(US import)
"The Complete Mercury Recordings"(US import)
"Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet"(US import)
"The Complete Mercury Masters"(iTunes)
"A Whiter Shade of Pale"(iTunes)
"Spotlight On Sir Douglas Quintet"(iTunes)
... and more

previous works
Texas Tornados


"Texas Tornados"(US import)
"Zone of Our Own"(US import)
"4 Aces"(US import)
"Live from the Limo, Vol. 1"(US import)
"Live from Austin, TX"(US import / iTunes)
"Texans Live from Mountain Stage"(iTunes)
... and more
The official site

Shawn Sahm

http://www.shawnsahm.com/

check 'em? --> MySpace / iTunes



The latest album

Shawn Sahm

"The Tex Mex Experience"
(US import / iTunes)



previous works

"Shawn Sahm" (国内盤)


The official site

Augie Meyers

http://www.augiemeyers.com/

check 'em? --> MySpace / iTunes



The latest album

Augie Meyers

"Through the Years"
(US import / iTunes)



previous works

"My Freeholies Ain't Free Anymore"(US import / iTunes)
"Blame It on Love"(US import / iTunes)
"Alive and Well at Lake Taco"(US import / iTunes)
"White Boy"(US import / iTunes)
"My Main Squeeze"(US import)
"Finally in Lights"(US import)
"Live at the Longneck"(US import)
... and more

The official site

Alejandro Escovedo

http://www.alejandroescovedo.com/

check 'em? --> MySpace / iTunes



The latest album

Alejandro Escovedo

"Real Animal"
(US import)



a tribute album

Alejandro Escovedo

"Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo"
(US import)



previous works

"The Boxing Mirror"(US import / iTunes)
"By the Hand of the Father"(US import)
"A Man Under the Influence"(UK import / iTunes)
"Bourbonitis Blues"(US import / iTunes)
"More Miles Than Money: Live 1994-1996"(US import / iTunes)
"With These Hands"(US import)
"The End/Losing Your Touch"(US import)
"Thirteen Years"(US import / iTunes)
"Gravity"(US import + bonus CD / US import / iTunes)
... and more

check the albums?

previous works

button2009

buttonRuthie Foster (09/03/27 @ Tokyo Eat and Meets Cay)
buttonRuthie Foster (09/03/26 @ Yokohama Thumbs Up)
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buttonThe Plastic Day (09/02/28 @ Club FF, Seoul)
buttonGumx (09/02/28 @ Sang Sang Madang Live Hall, Seoul)
buttonKozy Ouchi : Kozy, you drink too much, buddy! (09/02/14 @ Sakuragi-Cho Borderline)
buttonClare & the Reasons (13th Feb. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonClare & the Reasons (5th Feb. @ Yokohama Thumb's Up)
buttonKotobuki (31st Jan. @ Shin Okubo R's Art Court)
buttonGlenn Tilbrook (10th Jan. @ Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe)

button2008

buttonBloodest Saxophone (6th Dec. @ Shinjuku Red Cloth)
buttonShibusa Shirazu Orchestra with David Murray (26th Nov. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonKaiser Chiefs (25th Nov. @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonHoney Hall feat. Kaori Kawamura, Kayo Sakata, Mr.Pan & Lawdy & Toshimi Watanabe & Copa Salvo(22nd Nov. @ Shibuya Club Asia)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (12th Nov. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (12th Nov. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonEthipoia National Cultural Troupe (2nd Nov. @ Takanawa Kumin Center)
buttonThee 50's High Teens (1st Nov. @ Shinjuku Jam)
buttonJustin Nozuka (27th Oct. @ Harajuku Astro Hall)
buttonFanfare Ciocărlia (16th Oct. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAsagiri Jam - It's a beautiful day! feat. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (5th Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
buttonClub Ska 20th Anniversary with intro & overall photo document feat.The Skatalites, The Trojans, Oi-Skallmates, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (28th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonSka Cubano (24th Sept. @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonDoberman (23rd Sept. @ Hattori Ryokuchi Koen)
buttonSoul Flower Union (23rd Sept. @ Osaka Big Cat)
buttonChris Murray Combo (15th Sept. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonnbsa+×÷2008 feat. Copa Salvo, Goma & Jungle Rhythm Section, Razoku, Keyco & Kokyou, Cro-Magnon, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (14th to 15th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonShibusa Shirazu Orchestra (13th Sept. @ Kisarazu Nakanoshima Koen)
buttonAsa (10th Sept. @ Shibuya O-East Exchange)
buttonSunset Live2008 feat. Black Bottom Brass Band, Doberman, Sun Paulo, Mongol 800, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Leyona, Keison, Seiko Ito & Pomeranians, Double Famous, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (5th to 7th Sept. @ Keya Beach, Itoshima)
buttonCool Wise Men with Eddie TanTan Thornton (15th Aug. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonYou Waki (8th Aug. @ Shinjuku Club Doctor)
buttonGlastonbury Festival 2008 (27th to 29th Jun. @ Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset) feat. Jimmy Cliff, Manu Chao, Ethiopiques, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Manu Chao, Neil Diamond, Eddy Grant, Gilbert O'Sullivan
buttonPeace Music Festa! (from) Henoko 2008 (22nd Jun. @ Ueno Suijo Ongaku-Do) feat. Kachimba4, KZ, Masao Teruya, Shaolong To The Sky, Kotobuki, Duty Free Shop. with Kakumaku Shaka, Donal Lunny with Kazutoki Umezu & Hiromi Kondo, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, Soul Flower Union
buttonThe Slackers (17th Jun. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonVic Ruggiero (16th Jun. @ Shimokitazawa 440)
buttonKillswitch Engage & Thy Will Be Done (12th Jun. @ Shibuya O East)
buttonFumio Nunoya (7th Jun. @ Ogikubo Rooster)
buttonLove Camp 2008 feat. Oriental Lucy,The Plastic Day, Sagitta, Yukie Sato and more(31st May in Hong Chon, Kangwon-do)
buttonBanda Bassoti & Boikot (10th May @ Villaggio Globale, Rome)
buttonBerri Txarrak (3rd May @ Viňa Rock Festival, Villarrobledo)
buttonBanda Bassoti (2nd May @ Sala Heaven, Santander)
buttonBanda Bassoti (1st May @ Kottbusser Tor, Berlin)
buttonOki Dub Ainu Band (23rd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonMozaik (4th Apr. @ Kyoto Taku Taku)
buttonEdgar"Jones"Jones & The Joneses (3rd Apr. @ Nagoya Tokuzo)
buttonThe John Butler Trio (2nd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (30th Mar. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival feat. Alabama 3 (12th Mar. @ Latitude 30, Austin), Bonnie Bramlett (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Daryl Hall (12th Mar. @ Lone Star Lounge, Austin), Daniel Lanois (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Asylum Street Spankers(13th Mar. @ Esther's Follies, Austin), Billy Bragg (13th Mar. @ SESAC Day Stage Cafe, Austin), Body of War feat. Kimya Dawson, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Brett Dennen, Brendan James, RX Bandits, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg(13th Mar. @ Stubb's, Austin), Old Man River (13th Mar. @ 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn, Austin), YB (13th Mar. @ Burbon Rocks Patio, Austin), The BoDeans (14th Mar. @ Auditorium Shores Stage, Austin), The English Beat (14th Mar. @ Momo's, Austin), Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (14th Mar. @ Ninety Proof Lounge, Austin), Cherine Anderson(15th Mar. @ Flamingo Cantina, Austin), Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel with David Grissom, Stephen Bruton and Brannen Temple (15th Mar. @ Cedar Door, Austin), Was (Not Was) (15th Mar. @ La Zona Rosa, Austin)
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buttonBoikot (26th Feb. @ Shibuya Gig Antic)
buttonBoikot (23rd Feb. @ Maple House)
buttonBjörk (16th Feb. @ Olympic Hall, Seoul)
buttonDoberman (10th Feb. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonKotobuki (9th Feb. @ Shin Okubo R's Art Court)
buttonThe Afet Collective (8th Feb. @ Harajuku Studio Cafe)
buttonDachambo (26th Jan. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)

button2007

buttonKaori Kawamura (23rd Dec. @ Shibuya Club Asia)
buttonSoul Flower Union (15th Dec. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonMorio Agata (27th Oct. @ Tokyo Kinema Club)
buttonVery Be Careful (8th Oct. @ Shinjuku Marz)
buttonOzomatli (8th Oct. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonVery Be Careful (3rd Oct. @ Shibuya The Geme)
buttonSun Set Live 2007 feat. Special Others, Leyona, Theatre Brook, The Eskargot Miles, Rico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men, Little Tempo, & Bloodest Saxophone・akiko (31st Aug. to 2nd Sept. @ Keya Beach, Fukuoka)
buttonSoul Flower Mononoke Summit & Kotobuki (12th Aug. @ Kotobuki-Cho Free Concert)
buttonSign Sonic! '07 feat. Free Birds, Bright Eyes, Freedom, B.M.D. (Band Music of The Deaf), 2-Time, Rimi, N-Style & Signmark (7th Jul. @ Hatsudai The Doors)
buttonTakeharu Kunimoto with The Last Frontier (4th Jul. @ Shibuya Parco Theater)
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buttonGlastonbury Festival 2007 feat. Keith Allen, ,Tinariwen, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, John Fogerty & Damien RIce (22nd to 24th Jun. @ Worthy Farm, Pilton)
buttoncolumn : Don't Miss It! - Takeharu Kunimoto with The Last Frontier (18th Jun.)
buttonAmos Garrett (4th Jun. @ Nakameguro Rakuya)
buttonAmos Garrett (27th May @ Osaka 5th Street)
buttonMarisa Monte (26th May @ Zepp Nagoya)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men (13th May @ Ueno Suijo Ongaku-Do)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men (10th May @ Boom Boom Bash, Shizuoka)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men & Toshimi Watanabe (9th May @ Shibuya Eggman)
buttonFermin Muguruza and Afro Basque Fire Brigade (30th Apr. @ Totem, Pamplona)
buttonFermin Muguruza and Afro Basque Fire Brigade (29th Apr. @ Vina Rock Festival, Benicassim)
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buttonTony Joe White (16th Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonWhat's Love? (10th Apr. @ Shimokitazawa 251)
buttonJoss Stone (9th Apr. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonBaba Zula & Double Famous (4th Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonThe Slakcers (27th Mar. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonBerri Txarrak (25th Mar. @ Roppongi Rock Factory)
buttonHappy Dispatch (25th Mar. @ Aoyama Tsuki Miru Kimi Omou)
buttonLakatos Ensemble : 目を閉じれば世界が見える (22nd Mar. @ Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall)
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buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival + Conference feat. Lily Allen, A.J. Croce, owkmj (ore wa konna mon janai), Alina Simone, Bobby Witlock with Coco Carmel, Cho Sister Brothers : Pianica & Magic Orchestra, Go!Go!7188, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals , Casa De Chihuahua, John Hammond, Rickie Lee Jones, Ozomatli, Buzzcocks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Andrew Winton, YB(13th to 18th Mar. @ Austin, Texas)


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