Sunshower (album)

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Sunshower
Studio album by Thelma Houston
Released 1969
Recorded 1968 - 1969
Genre Soul, Pop
Label Dunhill Records
Producer Jimmy Webb
Thelma Houston chronology
Sunshower
(1969)
Thelma Houston
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Sunshower is the debut album of Thelma Houston released in 1969 on Dunhill Records. It was produced by Jimmy Webb and became a critically acclaimed album, it charted at #50 on the Billboard R&B charts.[2]

Previous to signing at Dunhill Records, Houston had recorded three singles, in 1967 at Capitol Records, as lead vocalist of the group called The Art Reynolds Singers, none of these singles made any mark on the singles charts. This album also provided four singles; "Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon", "Sunshower", "If This Was The Last Song" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash". Houston recorded several other tracks while signed to Dunhill, these were issued on an expanded CD re-issue of Sunshower in 2010 by the Soulmusic.com label.

Track listing[edit]

For the 1969 album release on Dunhill Records; Dunhill DS-50054 Side One:

  1. "Sunshower (From His Own Dark City)" - 3:17
  2. "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon" - 4:16
  3. "To Make It Easier on You" - 4:42
  4. "Didn't We" - 3:10
  5. "(Crazy) Mixed Up Girl" - 4:15
  6. "Someone Is Standing Outside" - 3:27

Side Two:

  1. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 3:25
  2. "This Is Where I Came In" - 3:15
  3. "Pocketful of Keys" - 3:03
  4. "This Is Your Life" - 3:42
  5. "Cheap Lovin'" - 3:30
  6. "If This Was the Last Song" - 3:20
  • All tracks composed and arranged by Jimmy Webb; except where indicated

CD Bonus tracks on 2010 Soulmusic.com re-issue; SMDC 05 CD

13. "Save the Country" - 1970 A-side single release on Dunhill-ABC Records (Laura Nyro) - 2:47

14. "I Just Can't Stay Away" - 1970 B-side single release on Dunhill-ABC Records (Harvey Price, Dan Walsch) - 2:16

15. "I Just Gotta be Me" - 1970 A-side single release on Dunhill-ABC Records (Lambert, Potter) - 2:23

16. "Crying in the Sunshine" - 1970 B-side single release on Dunhill-ABC Records (Kliningman) - 2:51

17. "(The) Good Earth" - 1970 A-side UK single release only on EMI-Stateside Records (Karen O’Har, Denny McReynolds) - 3:01

18. "Ride Louis, Ride (Change in Louise)" - 1970 B-side UK single release only on EMI-Stateside Records (Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton) - 2:38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunshower". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Thelma Houston". AllMusic. 1943-05-07. Retrieved 2012-03-11.