1977 Cissy Houston – Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston is the second studio album by American soul/gospel singer Cissy Houston, released in 1977 on Private Stock Records as the follow-up to her debut album, Presenting Cissy Houston. The original recording was re-mastered and includes extensive liner notes and re-released on CD under Cherry Red Records in 2013.  The album was produced and arranged by Michael Zager and features pop/soul cover versions of Elton John’s “Your Song”, “Make It Easy on Yourself”, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, as well as covers of “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie.


1  Tomorrow (Charles Strouse; Martin Charnin) 03:36
2  Morning Much Better (Aram Schefrin; Michael Zager) 04:10
3  Your Song (Bernie Taupin; Elton John) 05:44
4  Love Is Holding On (Barbara Morr; Betsy Durkin Matthes) 03:30
5  He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (Bob Russell; Bobby Scott) 04:25
6  It Never Really Ended (Alvin Fields; Barbara Soehner) 02:57
7  Make It Easy On Yourself (Burt Bacharach; Hal David) 05:17
8  Things To Do (George Young; Harry Vanda) 03:23
9  Love Is Something That Leads You (Barbara Soehner; Michael Zager) 02:59



BassBob Babbitt
BassWill Lee
DrumsRick Marotta
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarCornell Dupree
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarLance Quinn
KeyboardsDonny Harper
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsRichard Tee
KeyboardsRob Mounsey
FlugelhornJohn Gatchell
FlugelhornRobert Millikan
FluteArnie Lawrence
FluteGeorge Marge
French HornBrooks Tillotson
French HornJim Buffington
French HornSharon Moe
HornGeorge Marge
OboeGeorge Marge
SaxArnie Lawrence
SaxGeorge Marge
TromboneDavid Taylor
TromboneGerald Chamberlain
TrumpetJohn Gatchell
TrumpetRobert Millikan
PercussionRubens Bassini
Background VocalsAlvin Fields
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsKen Williams
VocalsCissy Houston


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Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Zager
Producer (Executive) – Jerry Love
Arranged By – Michael Zager
Conductor – Michael Zager
Engineer – Tim Geelan
Mixed By – Bob Walker, Lehman Yates, Phil Gianbalvo

Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
Design, Photography By – Ed Caraeff

Recorded At – Columbia Recording Studios
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.