Political Animal


April 08, 2013 8:07 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Yesterday in passing Kathleen Geier mentioned the Sir Douglas Quintet, which fired up my memory banks. Here’s that iconic Texas band performing “She’s About A Mover” on Hullabaloo in 1965.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • AndrewBW on April 08, 2013 9:12 AM:

    One of my all-time favorite bands, now sadly neglected. Thanks.

  • Nal on April 08, 2013 9:56 AM:

    If you'd like to hear She's About A Mover in stereo, click here.

  • Ken on April 08, 2013 10:50 AM:

    Mendocino, Mendocino.

  • wvmcl on April 08, 2013 5:33 PM:

    Doug Sahm was a great entertainer who continued to tour with whatever band he could keep together until his death in 1999. I saw him for the last time about a year before that in a tiny club in a suburb of Brussels Belgium with about 200 people in the audience on a Sunday night. He had a great band with him and they rocked on for more than three hours, doing every audience request and just generally turning the night into an amazing party. That was his typical show. He didn't get rich but he loved making the music.