Thelma Jackson (born May 7, 1946), known professionally as Thelma Houston, is a soul singer-songwriter and actress from Leland, Mississippi. She has released records on Capitol, as well as ABC/Dunhill; It was a chance meeting in the early 1970's with the Motown label which subsequently lead to a deal on the subsidiary Mo-West Records. Like Houston's past work, critics praised it but the lack of promotion held her back from becoming a huge star, even though she was held by some as the next Aretha Franklin. Read more on Last.fm

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