Doug Sahm, The Return of Wayne Douglas

Peter Blackstock

By Peter Blackstock

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

The Return of Wayne Douglas

Doug Sahm

What was meant to be a deeply felt affirmation of his country roots instead became Sahm's swan song when he died of a heart attack shortly after its completion. Renowned for his ability to assimilate all manner of traditional genres, from rock to blues to conjunto to folk, Sahm excelled in country too, as this collection joyously attests. Co-produced by pedal steel guitarist Tommy Detamore, it's drenched heavily in that signature steel sound, ringing throughout with true Texas tone and twang.