The Sir Douglas Quintet

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1993 (The 1994 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 2006   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

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She's About a Mover (1965)

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18 comments so far (post your own)

"She's About A Mover" is annoying, but I do love "Dynamite Woman" and "Mendocino."

Could take or leave this group getting in. Tex-Mex seems like such a fringe, that it's almost a waste to induct a pioneer of it.

There, mrxyz, I posted first on another artist. One that's been NOMINATED before, too! Are you proud of me yet?

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 19:08pm

Gee Philip
You should be happy{SMILE}
I loved Mendocino great tune!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 19:17pm

Well, it's hard to go wrong with a song about home (somehow Michael Buble managed to go wrong, though). I even like U2's "Van Diemen's Land" which a lot of hardcore U2 fans don't care for.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 19:20pm

I even like U2's "Van Diemen's Land" which a lot of hardcore U2 fans don't care for.

Bono is a elitist in my opinion.. I am sorry just turns me off,,

I loved Mendocino great tune!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 19:24pm

"Van Diemen's Land" was written and sung by The Edge... not Bono. It's only about a minute or so, though.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 19:25pm

Great group. Doug Sahm was definitely an innovator, Mendocino and The Return of Doug Saldaņa were classic albums.

Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 14:11pm

Great band great music

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 20:42pm

How can they be nominated(2006) but not previously considered? if you get nominated aren't you then considered?

Posted by Brian on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 12:28pm

Wow, I just noticed the same thing. That can't be right, Future Rock Legends.

Posted by The_Claw on Monday, 06.15.09 @ 07:09am

It is the same for Carole King I noticed.

Posted by Brian on Monday, 06.15.09 @ 11:07am

Fixed them both -- thanks guys.

Also, 90 artists added to the master list tonight. If anyone has recently requested an artist, it's likely been added now.

Posted by Future Rock Legends on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 20:55pm

I am glad you added more artists, maybe it will give us something more to talk about than all the Madonna junk that seems to come up on here waaaaayyyy too much.

Posted by Brian on Monday, 06.22.09 @ 14:52pm

I always liked "Viking Girl" and "Dynamite Woman." Their best known song (can't understand why), "She's About a Mover" always sounds to me like a cross between Ray Charles and "She's a Woman" by the Beatles although I'm probably the only one who feels this way

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 07.31.10 @ 10:55am

No, Tahvo, that actually sounds pretty accurate, and why I find the song annoying. "She's A Woman" has never ranked among my favorite Beatle tunes.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 11.25.11 @ 12:57pm

Don't mind "She's a Woman" actually, and I consider myself a Ray Charles fan.

But there IS something annoying about "She's About a Mover" I'll admit that.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 11.25.11 @ 14:38pm

Just to clarify, wasn't saying you weren't a Ray Charles fan, just responding to my earlier post were I mentioned Ray Charles along with "She's a Woman."

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 11.25.11 @ 14:41pm

Oh, no umbrage taken, Tahvo. I am indeed a Ray fan. Sounds like a cross of either "What'd I Say" or "I Got A Woman", with "She's A Woman." But I think when you include the fact that "She's A Woman" is far from my favorite Beatles record, and that annoying carousel-like organ line in between lines of the verses of "Mover", it adds up as to why that song annoys me so.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 11.25.11 @ 15:31pm

Thanks FRL for calling this to my attention. Its easy to forget they were at one time nominated, nearly 10 years ago. I wasn't that familiar with their music, except maybe their 2 big songs. By the way, I agree with the above comments about the similarities of 'She's About a Mover' and 'She's a Woman'. 'Mendocino' is truly an underrated song.

I'm not really sure how historic this band is, despite their modest success. Maybe they opened doors for tex-mex rockers, who knows. I just visited their FB page and they are starting a petition to get themselves in the Hall of Fame. Its a shame that Sahm died young back in the 90s. He would be glad to know there are still people who appreciate his music, hopefully the RRHOF being one of them.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Saturday, 07.11.15 @ 22:56pm

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