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1960s TEXAS MUSIC - HOUSTON RECORD LABELS
(special thanks to Andrew Brown for his contributions to this page)

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THE HUEY MEAUX LABELS
Eccentric Cajun barber, disc jockey and jive talker Huey P. Meaux had been in the record business since the late fifties, but his operation really started picking up around 1964. He purchased his own recording studios in Pasadena the next year from the profits generated by "She's About a Mover," and soon was cranking out 45s as fast as they could be pressed. Unlike most record men of his day, Meaux was not content just to have one or two labels; instead, his releases were issued under a dizzying variety of names such as Pacemaker, Pic 1, Tribe, Ventural, Capri, Shane, Tear Drop, and many more, though nearly all of his rock output was on one of the aforementioned. Most of these labels were discontinued in 1967.


STEFFEK
Singer Bob Steffek had several impressive singles on his label between early 1967 and 1969, most notably the Lavender Hour, Satori, and the Cellar Dwellers.

45 steffek

TANTARA
Owned by oil man and manager of the Fanatics, Richard Ames, Tantara started in April, 1966, releasing nine singles and one LP before folding in late 1969. The Moving Sidewalks' singles and LP are the most coveted; the rest of the label's output, by the Fanatics, Magic Ring, and Gary Smith are mostly typical pop sounds of the day.

45 tantara

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