Jimmy Duncan (songwriter)
Jimmy Duncan (né James Ollie Duncan, Jr.; 25 June 1927 Houston — 9 November 2011 Houston) was an American songwriter, singer, composer, author, arranger and producer, best known for his 1957 song "My Special Angel," a No.1 country/western hit for Bobby Helms. Duncan also co-wrote "String Along", which charted in 1960 for Fabian and in 1963 for Ricky Nelson; and "Everybody Knows", a minor hit in 1964 for Steve Lawrence.
In the late 1960s Duncan owned a rock club in Houston named "The Living Eye"; nationally known groups such as the Electric Prunes and ? and the Mysterians played there, as well as local groups such as Lemon Fog.
In 1970 Duncan built a recording studio called "Soundville" in Houston and launched his own label, Soundville. Soundville Recording Studio closed under financial duress in 1972 and was sold to Bill Holford, as the new home of ACA Studios (Audiophile Custom Associates).
- Whitburn, Joel (2006): The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits. 2nd edition. New York, N.Y.: Billboard Books, p. 156
- Obituary: Jimmy Duncan, Jr., Houston Chronicle, November 12, 13, & 14 2011 (posted at Legacy.com)
- list of 1960's Houston venues
- Houston's Duncan — Educating the Banker, Billboard magazine, November 21, 1970, pg. 54
- Houston To Get 4 New Studios, Bradley Style, Billboard magazine, September 12, 1970, pg. 52
- House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios, Andy Bradley and Charles Roger Wood, University of Texas Press, p. 132 (2010) OCLC 610030219
- No Sounds at Soundville, Billboard magazine, August 19, 1972, pg. T30
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