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Thelma Houston
Genres: Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Originally released in 1969, Jimmy Webb arranged, produced and wrote the songs except 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'. 12 tracks.


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All Artists: Thelma Houston
Title: Sunshower
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celeste Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 11/3/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Motown, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Sunshower
UPCs: 4540399061542, 766488444124


Album Description
Originally released in 1969, Jimmy Webb arranged, produced and wrote the songs except 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'. 12 tracks.

CD Reviews

Simply Her Best!
Eric Something | Seattle, Wa | 11/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Thelma Houston at her best! ...the material is top-shelf! I have a vinyl copy and it's easily
one of the most treasured albums in my vast collection. It's a wonder broadway didn't come knocking. Alas, I've read numerous
accounts of why it didn't take off from Dunhill not knowing how
to promote a black female singer to their reluctance to let Jimmy Webb cover his own work with the label and lost interest. Whatever the case there's not a loser in the bunch and sooo many big recording artists covered these tunes shortly after it's release. None came close to the magic that Thelma created. She belted, she growled, she carressed, these lyrics. And with Jimmy's great arrangements it just clicked! What kills me is how this album is mostly always forgotten when Jimmy's career is talked about in favor of his more bigger hits like Galveston with Glen Campbell or MacArthur Park with Richard Harris. Even with something as weird as "Pocketful of Keys" you can't find a better version. Easily i'd put this up there
with Dusty IN Memphis and Aretha's I Never Loved A Man (The Way
I Love You) albums. Peace"
Sunshower is a brilliant work of art!
Beverly Praiswater | 04/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Sunshower" is one of those works that is complete and satisfying. Like a fine art painting, every song fits together into this album. Thelma Houston was the perfect choice for the vocalist. She breathes life and vision into every number. Jimmy Webb is best known for his work with Glen Campbell and Richard Harris. Arranged and produced by Jimmy Webb, this is his finest work. Likewise for Thelma Houston who holds nothing back. She is in her finest form on every song. The only dim spot in this album is that it never received the legitimate recognition that it deserved. Recorded as an lp in 1969, it is now available in limited quantities as an import from Japan. The sound of the CD is done immaculately well, resulting better than the original album. Well worth waiting for, highly recommended for those who love an accomplished R&B female vocalist accompanied by rich arrangements."
Sunshower, Thelma Houston
Carol Z. Morelli | Mohegan Lake, NY USA | 08/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'll be brief and general since prior reviews are detailed by song. I married in 1969 and my late husband and I searched the
web and phoned music stores across the country for more than
two decades for the cd to no avail...the record being old and scratched. I saw Thelma on tv recently and decided to check for Sunshower again. Who thought to check Japan? :-)

Music being all important to me for 58 years, it's difficult to
say it's my favorite album, but I did think to say it which proves how great it is and how very much it means to me. I see
each cut as a joyous vignette from Jimmy Webb and Thelma.

I pray my husband, Louie, who has been in heaven for seven years on Tuesday, August 9th, is listening with me.