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Presenting Cissy Houston (Expanded Edition) Extra tracks


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  • Audio CD (21 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Soul Music Records
  • ASIN: B007NKLTO6
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,847 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
2. Didn't We
3. I'll Be There
4. Any Guy
5. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
6. Be My Baby
7. This Empty Place
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. He / I Believe
10. Darling, Take Me Back (Bonus Track)
11. Hang On To A Dream (Bonus Track)
12. I Love You (Bonus Track)
13. Making Love (Bonus Track)
14. It's Not Easy (Bonus Track)
15. Midnight Train To Georgia (Bonus Track)
16. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Bonus Track)
17. Only Time You Say You Love Me (Bonus Track)
18. I'm So Glad I Can Love Again (Bonus Track)
19. Nothing Can Stop Me (Bonus Track)
20. Don't Wonder Why (Bonus Track)
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Product Description

SoulMusic Records is proud to celebrate one of the first families of soul music with the 2012 reissue of three titles that reflect the amazing talent of sisters Dee Dee Warwick and Dionne Warwick and their aunt Cissy Houston - via the Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick 1977 live album A Man & A Woman (SMCR-5055); an expanded edition of Dee Dee Warwick s 1969 Foolish Fool LP (SMCR 5053); and this expanded edition of Cissy Houston s first solo album, 1970 s PRESENTING CISSY HOUSTON. The original LP (plus the bonus tracks included in this expanded edition) was reissued on CD in 1995 and included a special quote from Cissy s superstar daughter (sadly, now the late) Whitney Houston and commentary from the late Luther Vandross (who considered Cissy his favourite singer): both are reproduced in the booklet for this 2012 reissue along with additional comments by Cissy s famous niece Dionne Warwick and notes by SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan. Emily Cissy Houston began her musical career as a member of the famous gospel group, The Drinkard Singers. By the early 60s, she had replaced her niece Dee Dee Warwick as part of the New York music scene s most popular background vocalists (known as The Group ), singing on hit records by many pop and R&B hitmakers of the day including Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke and a pre- Respect Aretha Franklin. In 1967, the group became officially known as The Sweet Inspirations and recorded their own albums for Atlantic Records. Cissy and The Sweets made four LPs (as well as touring with Aretha and with Elvis Presley) before Cissy opted for a solo career in 1970. Her debut LP PRESENTING CISSY HOUSTON was initially released on Commonwealth United Records and after a short spell, reissued by Janus Records for whom Cissy continued to record until 1975. The original album contained covers of popular soul and pop songs of the day including Bobby Darin s I ll Be There (a top 20 R&B hit for Cissy), Melanie s Any Guy, The Ronettes Be My Baby and The Beatles The Long And Winding Road. This expanded edition of PRESENTING CISSY HOUSTON includes twelve bonus tracks, mostly singles, including Cissy s original version of the Gladys Knight & The Pips classic, Midnight Train To Georgia.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David Spanswick VINE VOICE on 25 May 2012
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What a joy. I have waited half my life for this album to be released on an affordable CD ~ the prices it was reaching on ebay are far beyond credibility. Not only is the "Presenting Cissy Houston" here but 11 bonus tracks made up of rare singles b-sides and other treasures I have never heard before.

I thought I would never hear Cissy's take on Tim Hardin's "Hang on to a Dream" ever again.

From the featured album, my vinyl copy wore out back in 73, the near hysterical vocals of Melanie's "Any Guy" still make me smile for its rip-roaring camp and her Bacharachs were never bettered.

Whoever was responsible for the rerelease of this treasure deserves a music appreciation award and if there is no such thing I will join a campaign to establish one, so whoever you are, many many thanks for satisfyint this old soul dude extremely happy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JohnR on 8 May 2013
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Fabulous album by Cissy, what a voice. I can't believe that she didn't have the full amount of success that she deserved.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Chandler on 9 Feb 2013
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brilliant cd had the lp well worth buying it is Cissy at the beginning of her career and i am very pleased with my purchase
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Gadsby on 10 Jan 2013
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I have loved Cissy Houston since her first LP on Janus. A lot of these tracks are those. The rest of the tracks are brilliant. My own views are that she is better than her daughter Whitney.
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