September 14, 1991


venue: Sea World
place: San Antonio, TX
country: USA


Doug Sahm - guitar, vocal
Augie Meyers - keyboard, accordion, vocal
Freddy Fender - guitar, vocal
Flaco Jimenez - accordion, vocal

probably (not confirmed):
Oscar Tellez - bajo sexto, vocal, backing vocal
Louie Ortega - guitar, backing vocal
Speedy Sparks - bass
Ernie Durawa - drums


Comment from Robert Johnson in My San Antonio's Home Page:

Sept. 14, 1991: I’m assigned to cover a split Diez y Seis concert — the Texas Tornadoes in the afternoon, and Linda Ronstadt doing her mariachi thing at night. I wrote the following for the Express-News:

“Judging from the way she treated the two Diez y Seis concerts Saturday at Sea World of Texas, Mother Nature likes traditional mariachi tunes better than conjunto mixed with rock ‘n’ roll. If not, why else would Linda Ronstadt have been given a cool, clear evening in which to perform, while the crowd waiting to see the Texas Tornados got drenched five minutes before the South Texas supergroup was supposed to go on?”

Yes, I mostly remember getting very wet on the U.S. Map that afternoon for the Tornados, who played on anyway. Their set included “She’s About a Mover,” Freddy Fender’s two biggies and Augie Meyers’ “Hey Baby Que Paso” and “Velma From Selma” as well as 10 tunes from the Tornados’ two albums. Doug Sahm said of “Que Paso” —”This is one of the baddest Tex-Mex songs ever written. We call it the national anthem of San Antonio.”

Meanwhile, my kids (who were probably undercover somewhere else with my wife while I was getting soaked during the Tornados’ set), really got into Ronstadt, mainly because she had recently done a couple of her mariachi tunes on “Sesame Street.” And both groups did their versions of “Volver,” naturally.
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