In late ’75 and early ’76, working around gaps in the the touring schedule for Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Todd Rundgren moved into SugarHill to work on his 1976 release “Faithful”. Faithful was a unique project celebrating the past and future. One side of the record was made up of original material and the other side […]
Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart at No. 1. The song was recorded at SugarHill and produced by Huey Meaux. The single remained at No. 1 until August 16th when it was dethroned by Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”.
During this flurry of garage rock, BJ Thomas recorded a portion of his first hit album called “Tomorrow Never Comes” on Scepter Records. The album went Gold.
Billy Gibbons from ZZTop’s first band. Engineer- Jim Duff
Engineer – Jim Duff
Don Robey’s record label also recorded a large number of songs during that time, notably O.V. Wright’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry”, another Billboard hit. Other artists recording during that time are Junior Parker, Buddy Ace, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Joe Hinton. The Pozo Seco Singers also recorded their one and only hit record “Time”. […]
Roy Head and The Traits came to Gold Star and recorded “Treat Her Right” which reached #1 on the R’n’B charts and number #2 on the pop charts (loosing the number one spot to the The Beatles’ “Help” followed by “Yesterday”).
In January 1965 Doyle Jones records “She’s About a Mover” by Sir Douglas Quintet and produced by Huey P. Meaux. The song, defined a whole genre of Texmex music and was a major hit on the Billboard Charts, reaching #13. Sir Douglas Quintet were Huey Meaux’s answer to the British invasion. Sir Douglas Quintet recorded […]
1965- JL Patterson forms the HSP Corporation. The company handles the activities of all the major recording engineers in Houston, notably Bill Holford, Doyle Jones, Lewis Stevenson and Burt Frilot.
1964– In August, Joe Hinton recorded a song called “Funny How Time Slips Away” on Backbeat Records. Once again, the song was written by Gold Star favorite, Willie Nelson.