Wikipedia : This day (May 7, 1946), in Leland, Mississippi, is born Thelma Houston, an American singer.
Official Site : Soon Thelma was being courted by several record labels and signed with ABC/Dunhill where she recorded and released her first solo album called Sunshower which was written, arranged and produced by the legendary Jimmy Webb.
@allmusic : Over the next few years, the singer issued numerous singles that failed to be hits, though one Motown single, the catchy You’ve Been Doing Wrong for So Long, lingered in the lower half of the R&B charts.
@last.fm : Ms. Houston won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, the same year (1976) that many industry insiders believe that Diana Ross would / could / should have won for “Love Hangover”.
Video : Don’T Leave Me This Way . w/ The Sisters Of Glory – Oh Happy Day (1994) . You Used To Hold Me So Tight (1984) . If You Feel It (1982) . I’M Here Again (1978) . w/ Johnny Mathis – Feel Like Making Love (1975) . Jumping Jack Flash (1969) .