|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 12 January 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|HERBIE MANN SURPRISES Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
Surprises is a beautiful Soul Jazz album by flutist Herbie Mann, featuring singer Cissy Houston. Released on Atlantic Records in 1976, the album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, #56 on the Billboard R&B Album chart, and #178 on the Billboard 200.
Emily "Cissy" Houston (born September 30, 1933) is an American Soul and Gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for (albums of) such artists as Wilson Pickett, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Donnie Hathaway, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin, she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. She is the mother of the late Whitney Houston, aunt of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick, and a cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price.
On September 29, 2014, at 81 years old, Cissy sang backup to a standing-ovation performance with Aretha Franklin of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep' and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" on the Late Show with David Letterman.
As the '76 liner notes say: "Cissy Houston. Only now is she beginning to emerge from her cocoon after so many years with the Drinkards and the Sweet Inspirations. Cissy...is showcased here like a star-in-waiting."
180 gram audiophile vinyl
1. DRAW YOUR BREAKS
2. CAJUN MOON
4. EASTER RISING
1. ASA BRANCA
2. THE SOUND OF WINDWOOD
3. CRICKET DANCE
4. THE BUTTERFLY IN A STONE GARDEN
5. ANATA (I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME)