- Thelma Houston recorded a version of "Suedehead" in 2012, as mentioned in the March 23, 2012 statement at true-to-you.net: "You might also be aware that Thelma Houston has also recorded Suedehead this year." A snippet mp3 of the cover is on bbc.co.uk. The cover was also included in the intermission playlist played before Morrissey's concerts. Morrissey also mentioned the cover in an interview with Radionica (Colombia), translation by somehow still alive:
Q: Several artists have recorded versions of The Smiths or Morrissey. Have you had a chance to hear some? What is your opinion about them?
A: Of my solo songs, there are versions of Nancy Sinatra, David Bowie, Chrissie Hynde, Marianne Faithful and Thelma Houston. I kneel down every day and thank God, because it goes beyond my dreams. David Bowie took me one night to his studio in New York and played a version of one of my songs. I cried for a week. Of anything for what I have prayed in my life, I never imagined that I would be given so much
Thelma was born in Leland, Mississippi, a small farming town between Jackson and Tupelo on May 7, 1943. Grammy Award-winning legend Thelma Houston, best known for her #1 international pop hit “Don't Leave Me This Way". After 45 years of performing, 23 studio albums and a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career.
Thelma Houston (née Jackson; born May 7, 1946) is an American singer. Beginning her recording career in the late 1960s, Houston scored a number-one hit record in 1977 with her recording of "Don't Leave Me This Way", which won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.