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

Other Musicians

Background Vocals Clydie King
Background Vocals Greg Wright
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Tom Kelly

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