Breakwater Cat

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Breakwater Cat
Studio album by Thelma Houston
Released 1980
Recorded 1980
Genre Pop rock, Dance-pop
Label RCA Records
Producer James Gadson, Michael Stewart

Breakwater Cat is the tenth album by American singer Thelma Houston, released in 1980 on RCA Records. The 12" single "Suspicious Minds" became a popular club hit. Breakwater Cat contains five songs written by Jimmy Webb, who was also the executive producer of the album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Jimmy Webb; except where indicated.

  1. "Breakwater Cat" – 3:55
  2. "Long and Lasting Love" – 5:30
  3. "Before There Could Be Me" – 3:12
  4. "Gone" – 3:43
  5. "What Was That Song" – 4:19
  6. "Suspicious Minds" (Mark James) – 4:15
  7. "Down The Backstairs of My Life" (Eric Mercury, William Smith) – 3:00
  8. "Understand Your Man" (Alan Gordon) – 3:27
  9. "Lost and Found" (Daniel Moore) – 4:20
  10. "Something We May Never Know" (Shelby Flint) – 3:38[1]

Personnel[edit]

Music
  • Thelma Houston – vocals
  • Sonny Burke – piano, arrangements
  • Matthew McCauley – string and horn arrangements
  • David T. Walker – guitar
  • Steve Beckmeier – guitar
  • Tim May – guitar
  • David Shields – bass
  • Eddie N. Watkins Jr. – bass
  • Keni Burke – bass
  • Scott Edwars – bass
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Clydie King – backing vocals
  • Greg Wright – backing vocals
  • Oren Waters – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly – backing vocals
Production
  • James Gadson – producer
  • Michael Stewart – producer
  • Michael Vickers – assistant producer
  • Jimmy Webb – executive producer
  • Brian Christian – engineer
  • Cheech D' Amici – engineer
  • Mark Linett – engineer
  • Rick Hart – engineer
  • Rick Ruggieri – engineer
  • Gribbitt! – art direction
  • Henry Vizcarra – art direction
  • Tim Bryant – art direction
  • Charles Veal – contractor
  • Jerry Hoff – contractor
  • Sid Sharp – contractor
  • Lynn Morse – A&R coordinator
  • Linda Gerrity – production coordinator
  • Glenn Parsons - design
  • Gribbitt! - design
  • John Arias – mixing
  • Ron Slenzak – photography[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Breakwater Cat". Discogs. Retrieved October 27, 2012.