For this CD, Bear Family Records® delves into the 1970s, when Texas country music, blues and redneck rock collided with West Coast hippie culture.
• • One of the essential protagonists: Augie Meyers from near San Antonio, Texas – musician, cult figure and label operator, who spiced the releases of his Texas Re-Cord Company (1975-‘80) additionally with Tex-Mex Dance Hall Music and Western Swing Polkas.
• • More than 15 tracks for the first time on CD!
• • In total, Augie Meyers released some 30 singles and seven albums, and British music historian Martin Hawkins has selected 26 tracks of them.
• • This is the first time that a proper tribute to the achievements of Augie Meyers and the bands and musicians on his TRC label has been released.
• • Carefully transferred from the best possible sources and remastered for your listening pleasure, plus an extensive booklet with many illustrations and photos: a great little piece of Texas music history.
In the 1970s era of country rock, the Texas Re-Cord Company stood out from the crowd. It was a
time when country music and blues and redneck rock all collided with west-coast hippie-ness. But the
TRC was based in Bulverde near San Antonio, where Augie Meyers’ Western Head Band added a
good dose of Tex-Mex dance hall music and western-swing polka to the mix. Meyers was, and is, a
lanky, bearded, laid-back character with a waist-length pigtail and a reputation in San Antone music
that’s longer even than that.
Meyers’ Texas Re-Cord label issued some thirty singles and seven albums between 1975 and 1980,
and much of the music has not been reissued since. This 26 track CD puts that right. The Texas Re-
Cord Co. is ‘finally in lights,’ to quote one of their LP titles.
Of the 26 tracks here, 17 are from rare 45 rpm singles and 9 are from albums.
GENRE: Rock N Roll