Breaking: Doug Sahm Tribute Set For Spring ’09

I get umpteen press releases in my weary inbox every day. Most I delete with prejudice. This one, however, deserves those flashing light gifs at the top of Drudge Report:

“To celebrate his unique career and influential legacy, Vanguard Records will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm on March 24, 2009. This stunning collection includes exciting new renditions of Doug’s most indelible songs, performed by an incredible line-up of artists. Keep Your Soul will mark the tenth anniversary of Sahm’s death in 1999.”

Full list of performers isn’t set yet, but the confirmations so far look great.

Levon Helm / She’s About a Mover
Los Lobos / And It Didn’t Even Bring Me Down
Jimmie Vaughan / Why, Why, Why
Alejandro Escovedo / Too Little Too Late
Greg Dulli / You Was For Real
Dave Alvin / Dynamite Woman
The Gourds / Nuevo Laredo
Terry Allen (with Joe Ely) / I’m Not That Kat Anymore
Freda & the Firedogs / Be Real
Shawn Sahm (with Augie Meyers) / Mendocino
Joe ‘King’ Carrasco & Texas Tornados / Adios Mexico
Charlie Sexton / Magic Illusion

Here’s a video of the Sir Douglas Quintet (with Alvin Crow) paying tribute to the Kinks on Austin City Limits.

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