Naturally, The Rolling Stones connection to SugarHill started with a song . In 1964 the band covered “Oh Baby (We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’)” on their album Rolling Stones Now!. The song was penned Barbara Lynn whose hit “You’ll Lose A Good Thing” was produced by SugarHill’s Huey Meaux and topped the Billboard charts in 1962.
As a result, Huey Meaux met the Stones in Philadelphia in 1965. Brian Jones is reported to have said “You are the originators and creators of the blues, Mr. Meaux. We just perfect it.” The Stones and Meaux made contact again in Houston in July of ’66.
The Stones fascination with the origins of the blues eventually led to their booking two weeks recording time at SugarHill. What was recorded during these sessions remains a mystery as the band took their masters and track sheets with them when they left.
The Stones would return to The Hill many years later during their ’78 tour to record a demo for an upcoming album project. Photo by The Houston Chronicle.