1969 Thelma Houston – Sunshower

Sunshower is the debut album of Thelma Houston released in 1969 on Dunhill Records. It was produced by Jimmy Webb and charted at number 50 on the Billboard R&B charts.

Prior 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 produced 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.


1  Sunshower (From ‘his Own Dark City’) (Jimmy Webb) 03:16
2  Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon (Jimmy Webb) 04:16
3  To Make It Easier On You (Jimmy Webb) 04:41
4  Didn’t We (Jimmy Webb) 03:10
5  Mixed-Up Girl (Jimmy Webb) 04:14
6  Someone Is Standing Outside (Jimmy Webb) 03:26
7  Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Mick Jagger; Keith Richards) 03:25
8  This Is Where I Came In (Jimmy Webb) 03:15
9  Pocketful Of Keys (Jimmy Webb) 03:02
10  This Is Your Life (Jimmy Webb) 03:42
11  Cheap Lovin’ (Jimmy Webb) 03:29
12  If This Was The Last Song (Jimmy Webb) 03:17


BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarMike Deasy
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
HarpsichordLarry Knechtel
OrganLarry Knechtel
PianoLarry Knechtel
PercussionHal Blaine
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsPatrice Holloway
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
VocalsThelma Houston

Liner Notes

Producer – Jimmy Webb
Arranged By – Jimmy Webb
Arranged By – Elton Mosher (Track 11)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Engineer – Armin Steiner
Engineer (Additional) – Phil Yeend

Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Marketed By – Anchor Records Ltd.