House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios

Book cover design


6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Spring 2011


A history of the postwar popular music industry told through the story of the legendary Gold Star/SugarHill studio, in Houston, Texas, that has recorded musicians ranging from George Jones to Destiny's Child. A close-up of a gold record seemed a logical choice given the history of the recording studio and record label.


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