Huey Meaux

Born: March 10, 1929 in Wright, La.
Died: April 23, 2011

Music producer and manager Huey Meaux operated a barbershop in Winnie, Texas. He had a popular radio program on Port Arthur radio station KPAC and began recording local acts including Jivin’ Gene and The Jokers, Glenn Wells and The Blends, and Johnny Preston and The Shades.

 

He was also instrumental in furthering the career of Barbara Lynn (with the song “You’ll Lose a Good Thing.”  Other artists that benefited from his talents include Big Sambo and The Housewreckers, Freddie Fender  (“Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”), and the group Sir Douglas Quintet.

Freddie Fender performs "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights"