April 25, 2011
The first time I met producer Huey Meaux was at Harold Lipsius’ office at Jaime/ Guyden records in Philadelphia, in 1964. The next time I saw him was a few hours later as we shared a train ride back to New York City with our unsold masters in one hand and a drink in another.
I’d run into him from time in Florence Greenberg’s office up at Scepter Records or at one of the trade papers. He was always the character in his cowboy hat filled to the brim with questionable jokes and his bag chock full of the records he was pushing.
The Houston Times did a good obituary on him. http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2011/04/controversial_producer_huey_me.php but you can learn more about Huey from the artists that he found and the records that he produced. Here is one of my favorites.
If you have a good story to tell about Huey, please leave it in the comments below.
Huey Meaux R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!
Respectfully, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/
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