HUEY MEAUX R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

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 https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

For information on my book “I Did It For A Song” http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/53813

BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com

Advertisements

3 Responses to “HUEY MEAUX R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!”

  1. Barry Oslander Says:

    Artie this is sad news, I have nit seen Huey for years and in fact I was still engineering at Mercury Records…He was always a gentleman with lots of talent for knowing a hit song..Which he and many pro’s in thoses day told me was so important…It is sad news because Huey always had a happy face…

  2. Wedigo Watson Says:

    Sad news, Artie. He created a great body of work with Barbara Lynn and brought out the best in her.
    Also did some fantastic “swamp pop” that was considered local music in the area of Louisiana I was living in during my high school days – his music was all over the radio and I loved it! He will be missed. R.I.P. Huey.

    • Doc Remer Says:

      Your post of Huey’s passing took the wind right out of me. I spoke to Huey last year at his home in Winnie,TX. I did some indie promotion work for Huey when he did Freddie Fender’s early hits: “Before The Next Teardrop….. and Rainy days & Rainy Nights. Also The Hombres “Let It All Hang Out”. I saw his studio in Houston. He knew hits and he knew everybody. Was always straight up with me. I’ll miss our conversations. He was ONE OF A KIND!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: