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  • Doug Sahm and Band [Atlantic, 1973] B-

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Doug Sahm and Band [Atlantic, 1973]
Sahm may not be the only completely unselfconscious white rock and roller of the post-Beatles era, but I dare you to name the other one, and that's why Jerry Wexler's part of his cult. But Doug's a talent, not a genius, and a country-rock/country supersession posing as a "band" is only going to inhibit him. Despite (hell, including) the new Dylan song, humdrum plus. B-