Within music history it is very difficult to argue that the first great Tex-Mex band was not the Sir Douglas Quintet. However, it is too easy to say that they were simply a band that blended Texas Country with Mexican influences. Their music was an eclectic blend of Roots Rock, Jazz, R&B, Cajun wrapped up in a Tex-Mex Pop delivery. As catchy as their music was it struggled to find a mass audience and as diverse as their music was they really were not stars. Despite this, their influence was heard in other Tex-Mex based bands that followed. Their leader, Doug Sahm was considered a legend in the field and considering that they did receive a nomination in 2006 shows that they are definitely on the Hall’s radar.
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