Music On Vinyl
180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram LP, includes insert
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 No. 32 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, No. 56 on the Billboard R&B Album chart, and No. 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."
|1. Draw Your Breaks|
|2. Cajun Moon|
|4. Easter Rising|
|5. Asa Branca|
|6. The Sound of Windwood|
|7. Cricket Dance|
|8. The Butterfly in a Stone Garden|
|9. Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)|