Huey P. Meaux

  • Born: March 10, 1929
  • Died: April 23, 2011
  • Location: Winnie, Texas

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Known as "The Crazy Cajun," music producer and manager Huey Meaux operated a barbershop in Winnie, Texas. Had a popular radio program on station KPAC and began recording local acts including Jivin Gene and The Jokers, Glenn Wells and The Blends, and Johnny Preston and The shades.

Flamboyant music producer dead at 82

TERRY WALLACE, The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Huey P. Meaux, who discovered recording artists Doug Sahm and Barbara Lynn before scandal and prison ended Meaux's career, has died. He was 82.

Meaux's nephew, Larry Meaux Jr., says his uncle died Saturday morning of multiple organ failure at his Southeast Texas home in Winnie, about 60 miles east of Houston

In addition to discovering Barbara Lynn and San Antonio-born singer-songwriter Doug Sahm, Meaux revived the recording career of Freddy Fender. Meaux produced Fender's chart-topper "Before the Next Teardrop Falls".

In 1996, police raided Meaux's studio in Houston and found hundreds of videotapes and photos of him having sex with underage girls. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a teenage girl and other charges. He was released four years ago.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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GODFATHER TO MY SON BEN...RELATIVE TO HIS FATHER ...BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AL-MOE RECORDS TO BEN'S GRANDFATHER...AND INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE...MANY BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU ... NEVER A WASTED DAY AND NIGHT WITH YOU... BROUGHT HAPPINESS TO THE BEST OF ALL US... LOVE ALWAYS TAMMY BROUSSARD

Posted by TAMMY BROUSSARD - LAFAYETTE, LA - spouse   March 18, 2018

Even though I was just a punk kid wannabe songwriter at the time. Huey would listen to my songs(on more than one occasion)and encourage me to keep on writing. He even bought 6 of them so I could make a car payment. I know he did some very bad things but he also did some good. I am proud to have known him even for so short a time.

Posted by David Myers - pasadena, TX - studio flunky at age 16   April 28, 2011

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I WILL MISS MY FRIEND.MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND THE FAMILY OF MUSICIANS ASSOCIATED WITH HUEY.I RECORDED AN ALBUM WITH HUEY BACK IN 1995 AT SUGARHILL STUDIOS.REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

Posted by BOBBY MINJAREZ - FRIEND   April 27, 2011


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Known as "The Crazy Cajun," music producer and manager Huey Meaux operated a barbershop in Winnie, Texas. Had a popular radio program on station KPAC and began recording local acts including Jivin Gene and The Jokers, Glenn Wells and The Blends, and Johnny Preston and The shades.