Billboard R&B Top Ten artist and founder of the Defrosterz who released songs like "Worry, Worry, Worry."
He was offered the chance to fill in for an absent saxophonist with a local band in 1941 and toured with them in the American Midwest.
He had a stroke in 2005 and retired from musical performances and recordings.
He was born in Austin and raised in a suburb of Bastrop.
Both Houston and Charles Miller spent most of their musical careers based in Los Angeles.