Houston Express (album)

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Houston Express
Houston Express (album).jpg
Studio album by Houston Person
Released 1971
Recorded April 8 & 9, 1971
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 38:23
Label Prestige
PR 10017
Producer Bob Porter
Houston Person chronology
Person to Person!
(1970)Person to Person!1970
Houston Express
Broken Windows, Empty Hallways
(1972)Broken Windows, Empty Hallways1972

Houston Express is the ninth album led by saxophonist Houston Person. It was recorded April 8 & 9, 1971 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2][3] To date, it has not been re-released on Compact Disc.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "As period soul-jazz goes, this is considerably above the average. It's funky, but not in the bland crossover sense; there's a sense of jazz ensemble discipline to the arrangements, but it's still R&B-based enough to groove to".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Young Gifted and Black" (Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine) - 5:15
  2. "The Houston Express" (Horace Ott) - 5:48
  3. "Enjoy" (Ott) - 4:55
  4. "Give More Power To The People (For God's Sake)" (Eugene Record) - 3:40
  5. "Chains of Love" (A. Nugetre) - 7:30
  6. "Just My Imagination" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) - 5:35
  7. "Lift Every Voice" (James Weldon Johnson, John Rosamond Johnson) - 5:40



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 15, 2013
  2. ^ Payne, D, A Houston Person discography, June 7, 2009.
  3. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Person, Houston, accessed February 16, 2018
  4. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed April 15, 2013