Oral History Information
Houston Person, after a 3-year old musical partnership with the great vocalist Etta Jones, is only now receiving the recognition he deserves as one of today’s leading instrumentalists in the tradition of Gene Ammons and Stanley Turrentine. Since Etta’s passing, Houston has concentrated on working with some of today’s best Hammond B-3 players; performing blues-oriented soulful jazz, “please music” as Houston likes to call it. Houston books all his own gigs as well as produces, not only his own recordings, but also those of vocalists Ernie Andrews and Dee Daniels. His advice to you young musicians begins with getting your education, working wherever you can, and developing your own sound and style.