artist: DOUG SAHM
label: SATIN SA-100
release: fall 1962, USA, 7” 45rpm
A-side: Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (2:41)
B-side: Crazy Daisy (2:24)
(Sahm - Warner)
comment #1:

excerpt from the liner notes on DOUG SAHM - SAN ANTONIO ROCK (NORTON CED-274):

Things began to happen for the Knights in late 1957 when Doug approached E.J. Henke, the owner of a local label, Warrior Records. Henke, a farmer's kid from the Karned City area, had sung with a country band and tried professional wrestling awhile before settling into the more stable world of radio advertising and record promotion by the mid-1950s. On the side, he ran Warrior, a small label that specialized in country music.

The songs Doug auditioned for Henke, including a Little Richard-styled screamer called Crazy Daisy, were polar opposites from the country sounds that had been E.J.'s forte, but he was savvy enough to recognize Doug's talent and rock music's marketability. Besides, Henke, echoing Sam Phillips, knew that nothing was cheaper than tape - or studio time. "Every time I got fifty or a hundred dollars," he says, "I'd go record 'cause it was only fifteen dollars an hour (to rent a studio). And I could cut four songs in two hours."

At the time, the Knights had come under the sponsorship of a local disc jockey, Charlie Van. An item in the San Antonio Light dated December 11, 1957, noted that "Charlie Van's Knights (are) waxing several sides for the Warrior label, to be released early next year." The waxing referred to is the raw, first version of Crazy Daisy, recorded late one night at the studios of KONO radio station along with a memorable take on Little Richard's Can't Believe You Wanna Leave. Doug handles tenor sax, Bobby Jett is possibly the baritone player, Johnny Neubauer pounds the piano, and the drummer is possibly Bobby Lynn.

It's hard to fathom why Henke or Sahm were unhappy with the results of this session; nonetheless, the tape was shelved for almost five years before E.J. Henke released these on his Satin label in the fall of 1962. Within a few weeks, two more unsuccessful versions of Crazy Daisy were attempted. They have since been lost.

(complete liner notes)

comment #2: Recorded at KONO Studio, December 1957
comment #3: "Crazy Daisy" on SATIN has no vocal intro and has a sax-solo and a piano-solo.