HERBIE MANN - SURPRISES

HERBIE MANN

SURPRISES

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Surprises is a beautiful Soul Jazz album by flutist Herbie Mann, featuring singer Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney. 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. 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
  • Insert 
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Catalog # : MOVLP1245Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2015-01-12
Barcode : 8718469537235Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1976 

Side A

1. Draw Your Breaks
2. Cajun Moon
3. Creepin'
4. Easter Rising

Side B

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)

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
  • Insert