1980 Thelma Houston – Breakwater Cat

Breakwater Cat is the tenth album by American singer Thelma Houston, released in 1980 on RCA Records. The 12″ single “Suspicious Minds” became a popular club hit. Breakwater Cat contains five songs written by Jimmy Webb, who was also the executive producer of the album.

Tracks

1  Breakwater Cat (Jimmy Webb) 03:52
2  Long Lasting Love (Jimmy Webb) 05:27
3  Before There Could Be Me (Jimmy Webb) 03:10
4  Gone (Jimmy Webb) 03:43
5  What Was That Song (Jimmy Webb) 04:18
6  Suspicious Minds (Mark James) 04:10
7  Down The Backstairs Of My Life (Eric Mercury; William Smith) 02:55
8  Understand Your Man (Alan Gordon) 03:30
9  Lost And Found (Daniel Moore) 04:16
10  Something We May Never Know (Shelby Flint) 03:39

Media

Musicians

1 Breakwater Cat

BassDavid Shields
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
PianoSonny Burke
VocalsThelma Houston


2 Long Lasting Love

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarSteve Beckmeier
GuitarTim May
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsThelma Houston


3 Before There Could Be Me

BassKeni Burke
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
PianoSonny Burke
HornJerry Hey
VocalsThelma Houston


4 Gone

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarTim May
PianoSonny Burke
VocalsThelma Houston


5 What Was That Song

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarTim May
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsThelma Houston


6 Suspicious Minds

BassReginald McBride
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarSteve Beckmeier
GuitarSteve Hunter
GuitarTim May
Electric PianoSonny Burke
MoogGreg Mathieson
PianoGreg Mathieson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsThelma Houston


7 Down The Backstairs Of My Life

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarCarlos Rios
GuitarDavid T Walker
OrganWebster Lewis
PianoSonny Burke
Background VocalsKim Houston
VocalsThelma Houston


8 Understand Your Man

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarSteve Hunter
GuitarTim May
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PianoSonny Burke
VocalsThelma Houston


9 Lost And Found

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarTim May
PianoSonny Burke
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsThelma Houston


10 Something We May Never Know

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarCarlos Rios
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarGreg Poree
Steel GuitarGary Morse
KeyboardsJerry Peters
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsThelma Houston

Liner Notes

Producer – James Gadson, Mike Stewart
Producer (Assistant) – Mike Vickers
Producer (Executive – Jimmy Webb
Arranged By – Webster Lewis (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Webster Lewis (Track 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – Sonny Burke (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – James Gadson (Tracks 6, 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – Greg Mathieson (Track 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – Mike Stewart, Webster Lewis (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Matthew McCauley (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Greg Mathieson (Track 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – John Barnes (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bill Meyers (Track 10)
Contractor – Charles Veal, Jerry Hoff, Sidney Sharp
Coordinator (A & R) – Lynne Morse
Coordinator (Production For The Entertainment Company) – Linda Gerrity
Engineer – Brian Christian, Cheech D’ Amici, Mark Linett, Rick Hart, Rick Ruggieri
Mixed By – John Arrias

Art Direction – Gribbitt!, Henry Vizcarra, Tim Bryant
Design – Glenn Parsons, Gribbitt!
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Recorded At – Producers Workshop
Recorded At – Redwing Studios
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Recorded At – Golden Sound Studios
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios
Mixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – RCA Records