Thelma Houston

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Thelma Houston

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He was born in 1943 in Mississippi in a humble family. His mother worked picking cotton, to get Thelma and her three sisters ahead. When Thelma was a teenager she moved with her family to Long Beach (California). Shortly after graduating from high school, he married, had two children and at one time separated. He alternated his work as a health assistant and his musical hobby.

He joined the group The Art Reynolds Singers, singing the choirs on the cover of the song Glory Glory Hallelujah, for the record company Capitol. Marc Gordon (producer of Fifth Dimension) was amazed by his voice, so he introduced it to the Dunhill Records catalog. In 1969 Jimmy Webb produced his Wildflower debut. His first song to enter the charts, in 1970, was Save the Country, a version of a song by Laura Nyro.

In 1971 she was hired by Motown. His first singles in the company were not at all successful, until the song You’ve Been Doing Wrong for So Long arrived, with which he managed to enter the lists of R & B and obtain his first Grammy nomination. By this time he appeared in the movie The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings. In 1976 he made the choruses on Jermaine Jackson’s album My name is Jermaine. That same year he released the album Any Way You Like It, produced by Hal Davis. The album contained the number one Do not leave me this way, a song that had previously been sung by Harold Melvin & amp; The Blue Notes. The song won the Grammy and has become a classic of disco and soul music of the 70s.

After this great success he got minor hits like If It’s the Last Thing I Do, I’m Here Again and Saturday Night, Sunday Morning; and later with RCA If you feel it. In 1984, with the MCA company, he released the album Qualifiying heat, with which he got his second big hit on the dance floor, this time with a more dance theme, You Used to Hold Me So Tight. He made a duet with The Winans, about a version of Bill Withers’ Lean on me theme in 1989, which was included in the movie of the same name. In 1997 he collaborated in Tore Down House, by guitarist Scott Henderson. His last big appearance was in October 2000, in the VH1 100 Greatest Dance Songs special.

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