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House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios (Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Series) Hardcover – April 1, 2010


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  • Series: Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Series
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292719191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292719194
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,380,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

ANDY BRADLEY has been a professional recording engineer since 1978 and has served as SugarHill’s chief engineer for the past 25 years. He has worked on Grammy-nominated projects with extensive credits in classical, jazz, Latin, blues, rock, folk, country, and every imaginable flavor of gospel music.

ROGER WOOD is the author of Texas Zydeco and Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues. A Professor of English at Houston Community College Central, he also is a contributing writer to The Roots of Texas Music, The Handbook of Texas Music, Encyclopedia of the Blues, and various other books and periodicals.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
One of the biggest capitals of music in America got started due to a zoning law oversight. "House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/Sugarhill Recording Studios" tells the story of how after the end of World War II, this small recording studio grew and became a juggernaut of music, bringing many hits and musical legends, such as Willie Nelson, into the American lime light. An in-depth history traces its history from the 1950s to the modern era where it sponsors acts like Destiny's Child. "House of Hits" is a fascinating piece of Texan music history, highly recommended.
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By j james on October 30, 2012
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I worked as an assistant for awhile at Sugar Hill Studios in the 80's under the watchful eye of Lonnie Wright and Jack Duncan. Huey would come around very little while we were at work and was a fairly reclusive man as far as I knew him. I was surprised when I found out about all that happened. Not enough time and information was given to Lonnie Wright and Jack Duncan as far as this book goes. There was many a time the business would have folded if Lonnie and several of us had not worked for basically nothing and just a floor to sleep on in Studio B. Informative book, but boring at times.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary L. Packwood on August 22, 2010
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This is a carefully written scholarly approach to the study of popular music in Houston, Texas and the book actually has an index.

Anyone who reviews popular music today in Texas needs to have this book sitting close to their keyboard.

I highly recommend this scholarly work and I recommend also that DJ's and journalists study and reference this work to be certain they know what they are talking about.
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