Thelma & Jerry

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Thelma & Jerry
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Studio album by Thelma Houston
Released 1977
Recorded 1977; Chicago Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois
Genre R&B, Quiet Storm, Soul
Label Motown Records
Producer Hal Davis, Homer Alexander Talbert III, Jerry Butler, Michael B. Sutton

Thelma & Jerry is Thelma Houston's fourth album for Motown Records, released in 1977. It is also the first of two vocal duet albums Houston did with Jerry Butler. Includes the R&B chart hit, "It's a Lifetime Thing."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Only the Beginning" (Lawrence Hanks, Rodney G. Massey)
  2. "And You've Got Me" (Homer Alexander Talbert III, Patricia Henley)
  3. "It's a Lifetime Thing" (Keithen Carter, Michael Ward)
  4. "Medley:"If You Leave Me Now"/"Love So Right" (Peter Cetera/Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb)
  5. "I Love You Through Windows" (Herman Wheatley, Keithen Carter, Michael Ward)
  6. "Joy Inside My Tears" (Stevie Wonder)
  7. "Sweet Love I've Found" (Don Daniels, Michael B. Sutton, Brenda Sutton)
  8. "(Play the Game of) Let's Pretend" (Kathy Wakefield, Michael B. Sutton, Brenda Sutton)
  9. "Let's Get Together" (Zane Grey, Len Ron Hanks, Skip Scarborough)

Personnel[edit]

  • Byron Gregory, Danny Leek, David T. Walker: Guitar
  • David Shields, Henry Davis, Ron Harris: Bass
  • Clarence McDonald, John Barnes, Lawrence Hanks, Michael B. Sutton, Terry Friar: Keyboards
  • Brian Grice, Ed Greene, James Gadson, Steve Cobb: Drums
  • Melvin Sparks: Percussion
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown: Congas
  • Brenda Sutton, Jesse Richardson, Judy Cheeks, Keithen Carter, Mattie Butler, Patricia Henley, Sue Conway: Backing vocals
  • Arthur G. Wright, David Blumberg, Paul David Wilson: Arrangements