Zulema Cusseaux (3 January 1947 – 30 September 2013), usually credited as Zulema, was an American disco and rhythm & blues singer and songwriter. Aside from her solo career, she was a member of an early line up of Faith, Hope and Charity and worked as a backing vocalist and songwriter with Aretha Franklin.
Zulema left Faith, Hope and Charity in 1971 shortly after a label switch to Sussex Records. Bailey and Hilliard would occasionally sing backing vocals on Zulema’s albums, though. Her self-titled solo album included the song “American Fruit, African Roots” and a cover of “If This World Were Mine.” Zulema started touring as opening act for major stars like Bill Withers. She appeared on a bill with Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Earth, Wind and Fire and Sly Stone at the Push Expo in Chicago, a concert which became a motion picture called Save the Children. The movie’s soundtrack was released on Motown Records and included Zulema’s single mother anthem, “This Child of Mine”.
1 Giving Up (Danny Wolfe) 6:59
2 I Was So Wrong (Zulema Cusseaux) 3:19
3 I Was There (Zulema Cusseaux) 3:40
4 Tree (Zulema Cusseaux) 3:58
5 You Changed On Me (Zulema Cusseaux) 2:58
6 Love Has Flown (Zulema Cusseaux) 3:41
7 Love Train (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) 3:07
8 I’m Watchin’ You (Joseph Gray,Zulema Cusseaux) 3:43
9 Hold Back The Night (Joseph Gray,Zulema Cusseaux) 4:05
10 Telling The World Good-Bye (Zulema Cusseaux) 4:19
|Background Vocals||Carolyn Willis|
|Background Vocals||Julia Tillman Waters|
|Background Vocals||Maxine Willard Waters|
|Strings||The Concert Master Hollywood Strings|
Producer, Arranged By – Bobby Tailor
Arranged By – Gene Page
Arranged By (Special) – Zulema
Recorded By, Mixed By – Andrew Berliner
Art Direction – Carl Overr
Design – Dave Bhang
Photography By – Mike Levins
Published By – Interior Music Corp.
Published By – Greg Mark Music Publishing, Inc.
Published By – Assorted Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sussex Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sussex Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – Sussex Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Crystal Sound