Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston

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Thelma Houston is a soul singer-songwriter and actress. She has released records on Capitol and ABC/Dunhill. It was a chance meeting in the early 1970's with Motown Records which lead to a deal on the Motown subsidiary Mo-West Records. Like her past work, critics loved it but lack of promotion held her back from becoming a huge star, even though people were comparing her as the next Aretha Franklin. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Best of Thelma Houston
    Best of Thelma Houston
  • Thelma Houston
    Thelma Houston
  • The Best Of
    The Best Of
  • I've Got The Music In Me
    I've Got The Music In Me
  • Any Way You Like It
    Any Way You Like It
  • A Woman's Touch
    A Woman's Touch
  • Don't Leave Me this Way
    Don't Leave Me this Way
  • The Best of Thelma Houston
    The Best of Thelma Houston
  • Sunshower
    Sunshower
  • Never Gonna Be Another One
    Never Gonna Be Another One
  • A Woman't Touch
    A Woman't Touch
  • Don't Leave Me This Way 2009
    Don't Leave Me This Way 2009
  • Don't Leave Me This Way (Live)
    Don't Leave Me This Way (Live)
  • Ride to the Rainbow
    Ride to the Rainbow
  • Throw You Down
    Throw You Down
  • Don't Leave Me This Way (Studio 54 Mix)
    Don't Leave Me This Way (Studio 54 Mix)

Thelma Houston. Artist Bio

Thelma Houston is a soul singer-songwriter and actress. She has released records on Capitol and ABC/Dunhill.

It was a chance meeting in the early 1970's with Motown Records which lead to a deal on the Motown subsidiary Mo-West Records. Like her past work, critics loved it but lack of promotion held her back from becoming a huge star, even though people were comparing her as the next Aretha Franklin.

Constant touring and background vocal work kept the money coming in, but she remained strong. While in California, she met with a series of session musicians, which would lead to an album made for the then-new audiophile market. This album, I've Got The Music In Me, was released by the new Sheffield Lab label. The album would become the label's best seller, and everyone wanted to know who that voice belonged to.

This would lead to her biggest hit and the song she is known for, a cover of "Don't Leave Me This Way". The song itself would become a disco staple, up there with "Last Dance" and "Staying Alive". She continued to record long after her biggest hit, and she still performs to this day.

Leland, Mississippi, United States
1966–present

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