My KUTX: Augie Meyers

My KUTX

My KUTX: Augie Meyers

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Augie Meyers’ style and his Vox Continental has become one of music’s most distinctive keyboard sounds around. Augie can be heard with the Sir Douglas Quintet,Texas Tornados, as well as on landmark albums by Bob Dylan (”Time Out of Mind” and “Love and Theft”) and John Hammond (“Wicked Grin”).

Rolling out of San Antonio, Texas in the early 60’s, the Sir Douglas Quintet, a musical partnership formed with Doug Sahm, brought such hit tunes as “Mendocino” and “She’s About a Mover.” By fusing Tex-Mex, Conjunto and soulful rock together along with the power of Meyers’ distinctive Vox organ, an impact that is still being felt in rock ‘n’ roll today. While the Sir Douglas Quintet never broke up and never succumbed to the lure of the oldies circuit, when Meyers and his musical cohorts decided they wanted to do something different, they did. That led to the formation of The Texas Tornados and a Grammy award-winning South Texas sound. Meyers worked steadily with Sahm until the kinetic guitarist/vocalist passed away in 1999.

Meyers has always pursued projects that interest him as an individual and as a collaborator and has long refused to lock himself into one style of music. We’re extremely honored he agreed to sit down and play KUTX Guest DJ for a day!  Listen to Augie Meyers’ Guest DJ session RIGHT HERE! 

 

Augie’s List:

  1. Little Richard – Long Tall Sally
  2. Jimmy Reed – You Don’t Have to Go
  3. Gene Thomas – Sometimes
  4. Little Willie John – All Around The World
  5. Fats Domino – Be My Guest
  6. The Fandango’s – Necesito Nada Mas
  7. Texas Tornados – Laredo Rose
  8. Maddox Brother’s & Rose – George’s Play House Boogie
  9. Merle Haggard – I’m Aways on a Mountain When I Fall
  10. Augie Meyers – I Found Love
  11. Big Bill Morganfield – Having Fun
  12. Chuck Berry – Maybellene
  13. Little Richard – Rip it UpFreddie Fender – Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
  14. Jimmy Reed – Big Boss Man
  15. Augie Meyers – I Love You A Thousand Ways