Album Cover Art Wednesday: Honkey Blues

Doug Sahm was a musical force of nature. He was one of the creators of the Austin music scene and one of the most respected musicians to emerge from the 1960’s. His eclecticism prevented him from being a big star.

The Sir Douglas Quintet were originally a faux English Invasion band conceived by a shady Cajun producer by the name of Huey P. Meaux. They pulled off the sound for several years, then Doug Sahm wanted to do something bluesier and rootsier. The result was 1968’s Honkey Blues, which was recorded in California, not Texas. Holy eclecticism, Batman.

The front cover features the band and their chirren:

The back cover was all psychedelic and shit:

Here’s the inner gatefold:

Here’s the album in the YouTube playlist format:

 

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