Capri Records

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Capri Records was a short-lived but influential rock and roll record label established in Conroe, Texas by Huey P Meaux and Foy Lee in the early 1960s. It launched the careers of many Texas artists and furthered the careers of artists such as Gene Summers, Gaylon Christie, Scotty McKay and Pat Minter.

Capri was a subsidiary of Crazy Cajun Enterprises which also owned Tear Drop Records, Shane Records and Crazy Cajun Records. Their biggest hit came in 1964 with the release of Big Blue Diamonds by Gene Summers and the Tom Toms (Capri 502). They also released some of Steve Tyrell's earliest recordings. Teardrop also released B.J. Thomas' first hit, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". The recording was later bought and released by Scepter records. Steve Tyrell was responsible for making that deal as an executive at Scepter records.

Capri Records discography[edit]

  • 500 – Gaylon Christie and the Downbeats – Tell Me What’s On Your Mind/
  • 501 – Ken Lindsey – I Love You A Thousand Ways/Nightly
  • 502 - Gene Summers - Big Blue Diamonds/You Said You Loved Me
  • 503 – Billy Holeman – The Other Side Of Me/Where Broken Hearts Live
  • 504 – Gaylon Christie – Wasted Days And Wasted Nights/Tell Me What Is On Your Mind (vocal: Roy Robinson)
  • 505 - Bobby Bennett - Who’s Gonna Love You/Go On With Your Dancing
  • 506 – Ken Lindsey – If You Got The Money/Is You Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
  • 507 - Gene Summers - Alabama Shake/Just Because
  • 508 - Max Lipscomb (aka Scotty McKay) - Dixie Doodle Dandy/Love Is Magic
  • 509 – Weird Beard (Russ Knight) – Christmas Singalong/Weird Night Before Christmas
  • 510 – The Wheels – Yes, I’m Leaving/Meat Balls And Spaghetti (Vocal: Mac Patton)
  • 511 – Tony Monte and the Caravells – They All Ask About Joanie/Martha Is Her Name
  • 512 - Jimmy James - Sweet, Sweet Honey/Believe Each Word I Say
  • 513 - Gene Summers - My Yearbook/Jack And Jill’s New House
  • 514 - Johnny Evans - You’ve Got Class/Huey Meaux On The Shrimp Boat
  • 515 – The Fallouts – I Cry Alone/Meet Me On The Corner
  • 516 – Jim Jones and The Chaunteys - Turn On Your Love Light/If You Knew How To Start
  • 517 - Pat Minter - Go On With Your Dancing/Tears In My Eyes
  • 518 – Johnny Evans and The Chantels – Do You Love Me So/Dreaming Of You
  • 519 – Billy Holeman – Flip Flop & Fly/Running
  • 520 - What’s Left – Girl Said No/Somebody Took A Shot At Me
  • 521 – Bobbi & Susie – We’ll Take Our Last Walk Tonight/Believe Me
  • 522 – The Sands – Open Your Eyes/Can’t Find A Way
  • 523 -
  • 524 -
  • 525 -
  • 526 -
  • 527 -
  • 528 -
  • 529 -
  • 530 -
  • 531 - Mistics - Memories/Without Love
  • 532 -
  • 533 -
  • 534 - Steve Tyrell - A Boy Without A Girl/Young Boy’s Blues
  • 631 - The Mistics - Memories/Without love
  • C-634 - Steve Tyrell - A Boy Without A Girl/Young Boy’s Blues [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ actual 45 rpm record

Sources[edit]

Billboard Magazine
Dallas Observer Newspaper
"Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues"
Osborne's Record Guide
Texas Monthly Magazine
A Guide to the Huey Meaux Papers, 1940-1994
Texas Music Industry Directory (published by The Texas Music Office) Office of the Governor, Austin, Texas

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