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Thelma Houston

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Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston (née Jackson; born May 7, 1946, Leland, Mississippi) is an American singer and actress. She scored a number-one hit in 1977 with her cover version of the song "Don't Leave Me This Way", which won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.[1]


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.

The cover was also included in the intermission playlist played before Morrissey's concerts.

External links


  1. Thelma Houston Wikipedia page. Wikipedia. Retrieved from
  2. Morrissey statement / San Diego date (May 22) - Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from