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By Andy Bradley,Roger Wood

Founded in a working-class local in southeast Houston in 1941, Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios is an important self sufficient studio that has produced a mess of influential hit documents in an astonishingly various variety of genres. Its roster of recorded musicians contains Lightnin' Hopkins, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Junior Parker, Clifton Chenier, Sir Douglas Quintet, thirteenth ground Elevators, Freddy Fender, Kinky Friedman, Ray Benson, man Clark, Lucinda Williams, Beyoncé and Destiny's baby, and plenty of, many more.

In House of Hits, Andy Bradley and Roger wooden chronicle the attention-grabbing heritage of Gold Star/SugarHill, telling a narrative that successfully covers the postwar well known tune undefined. They describe how Houston's loss of zoning ordinances allowed founder invoice Quinn's condominium studio to develop right into a huge studio advanced, simply as SugarHill's willingness to go beyond musical obstacles reworked it into of 1 of the main storied recording organizations in the United States. The authors provide behind-the-scenes bills of various hit recordings, spiced with anecdotes from studio insiders and musicians who recorded at SugarHill. Bradley and wooden additionally position major emphasis at the position of know-how in shaping the song and the evolution of the tune company. They comprise in-depth biographies of nearby stars and research of many of the sorts of song they signify, in addition to an inventory of all of Gold Star/SugarHill's recordings that made the Billboard charts and wide chosen historic discographies of the studio's recordings.

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