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Black Coffee

by Melva Houston and Band

An internationally known jazz and blues singer, loved the world over for her smoky jazz standards and soulful blues.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Black Coffee Melva Houston
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2. All Along Broadway Melva Houston
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3. Everything But You Melva Houston
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4. The Jazz in You Melva Houston
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5. Mr. Magic Melva Houston
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6. It Might As Well Be Spring Melva Houston
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7. Tokyo Blues Melva Houston
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8. In The Winelight Melva Houston
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9. Come Sunday Melva Houston
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10. Everyday I Have The Blues Melva Houston
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11. Goodbye Melva Houston
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Melva Houston is a jazz and blues vocalist whose experience includes more than 20 years of live performances across the US and internationally. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Melva began her career with gospel performances. At the age of 16, she moved into R&B as a backup singer for Stax Records where she recorded with R&B greats such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett and Sam and Dave. Melva made her first tour of Europe with the Platters and starred in a Motown Revue.

Once Melva discovered jazz and blues, she found her musical passion and has been performing these styles for most of her career. Her
performances include jazz standards and blues featuring songs from the jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone. In her concerts, Melva is accompanied by her band of excellent musicians.

Today, Melva tours the US, Spain, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the Caribbean on her mission to keep jazz alive. In addition to her concerts, Melva also conducts vocal workshops for aspiring singers. By sharing her passion, energy and love of music, Melva has received the adulation of countless audiences around the world.


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Nice voice


Black Coffee
From first to last a superb CD. Melva is a wonderful performer (a knockout performance on the title tune and on "It Might as Well be Spring") and all of the other musicians are first rate. Swings hard.


Great Songtress! I love it, reminds me of Marlena Shaw.


Black Coffee
Great CD all friends loved it.

Toni L. Sigee

Jazzy, Bluezy Vocals
Very good vocals. I enjoy hearing it. This CD takes me back in a day.


Great CD. Every song rocks!

Tamara at CD Baby

Internationally-known and loved jazz singer, Melva Houston truly dazzles on Black Coffee, transfixing her listeners with her smokin’ voice, perfectly suited for bluesy R&B and soul. Coloring these jazzy numbers with some real no-nonsense attitude and with a powerhouse combo backing her up, this disc ranges from a variety of sauntering ballads to swinging shakers. Having recorded with R&B greats such as Isaace Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and Wilson Pickett at the fresh age of 16, Houston again reminds her fans why she’s such a force to be reckoned with. Without a doubt, this is the jazz pick of the month.

Peter Tschirky

hope you will come to switzerland
hello, when do you come to switzerland????????
Great cd, great voice, great songs!!!!!


love it!
totally awesome

errol blake

great vocal jazz
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