James Young and the House Wreckers

James Young and The House Wreckers - At The Party (Eric)

At The Party – SA import ERIC
The Rains Came

James Young and the House Wreckers came from Texas and James was a saxophonist and band leader. He appeared on TV in the late fifties on a dance programme – KPAC TV in Port Arthur.

James 'Big Sambo' Young
James Young

Unfortunately, his nickname, ‘Big Sambo’, caused problems in the sixties pretty much as it would today. At one point he appears on 45s as Big Sam and The House Wreckers. He recorded The Rains Came in 1960 with the House Wreckers and sold over 500,000 copies. He is also reputed to have appeared in a film with Vincent Price but we are not sure which one yet.

James Young and The House Wreckers are credited on the Barbara Lynn recording I’m A Good Woman.

Born 3rd August 1937 – Beaumont, Texas

Died 10th June 10 1983 – Port Arthur, Texas


SOLID 14-cut R&B comp: repeats “At The Party” by BIG SAMBO from the above LP, but the other 13 are: CAROLL PEGUES Don’t Monkey With Somebody Else’s Monkey/Rhythm Feet/JESSE JOHNSON Cute Little Girl/JOE ALLEN Baby Baby Baby/EL-DEROC-KS Back Room/JUNE BAILEY Louisiana Twist/SAM SAMSON Squeeze Me Pretty Mama/NEW MASON DIXONS Totalled/ BILLY CUNNINGHAM My Baby/ALLEY KATS Alley Kats/ plus 3 more.